WODEN TOWN CENTRE REPORT RELEASED
Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 344: Woden Town Centre: Zone changes and amendments to the Phillip precinct map and code
The Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services has released its report on the Inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 344: Woden Town Centre: Zone changes and amendments to the Phillip precinct map and code.
The draft variation proposed to amend the Territory Plan map by rezoning a number of selected areas, including:
It also proposed to amend the Phillip Precinct Code and Map. Some of these changes included:
Whilst the Committee recommended that the Draft Variation proceed, it raised a number of concerns and made 31 recommendations. These included:
The Committee also recommended improving pedestrian connections and wayfinding between the town centre and Eddison Park and raised the possibility of including in the draft variation provisions that would allow a produce market; a night-time entertainment precinct; adaptations for light rail and the incorporation of safe cycle and pedestrian networks.
The Chair of the Committee, Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA stated:
‘The Committee particularly focused its recommendations on ensuring any development in the Woden Town Centre improves the amenity of Woden. The renewal of public areas and the provision of adequate and accessible social, recreation, education and cultural facilities were key concerns.’
Ms Le Couteur also thanked those who contributed to the inquiry:
‘The Committee greatly appreciated the input from community organisations and individuals into what is a complex draft variation. I would also like to thank the Minister for Planning and Land Management and officials for contributing their time and expertise to the Committee’s inquiry.’
The Report is available via the Inquiry webpage:
For more information contact:
Committee Chair, Caroline Le Couteur MLA on 620 51941
Committee Secretary, Ms Annemieke Jongsma on 620 51253