2019 09 19 - DV355 Calwell Group Centre – Zone Changes and amendments to the Calwell Precinct Map and Code


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Draft Variation 355: Calwell Group Centre – Zone Changes and amendments to the Calwell Precinct Map and Code

Today the Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal released its report on the Inquiry into Draft Variation 355: Calwell Group Centre – Zone Changes and amendments to the Calwell 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 Calwell Precinct Code and Map. Some of these changes included:

Whilst the Committee recommended that the Draft Variation proceed, it raised a number of concerns in regards to the rules and criteria applicable to the identified redevelopment areas and the ongoing commercial viability of the centre. It also raised concerns about the unavailability of shadow diagrams relevant to the future development sites for viewing by Committee.

The Committee made 6 recommendations. These included:

The Chair of the Committee, Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA stated:

‘The Calwell Shops are important to the local community for shopping and other services.  The Committee’s recommendations are intended to encourage some redevelopment of the precinct, while protecting public areas and key services like the supermarket.’

The Report is available via the Inquiry webpage: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-planning-and-urban-renewal/draft-variation-to-the-territory-plan-no-355-calwell-group-centre

STATEMENT ENDS – Thursday 19 September 2019

For more information contact:

Committee Chair, Caroline Le Couteur MLA on 620 51941

Committee Secretary, Ms Annemieke Jongsma on 620 51253