Media release - Report tabled - Draft Variation 363 – Curtin group centre and adjacent residential areas: zone changes and amendments to the Curtin precinct map and code


MEDIA RELEASE

REPORT TABLED

Draft Variation 363 – Curtin group centre and adjacent residential areas: zone changes and amendments to the Curtin precinct map and code

Today the Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal released its report on the Inquiry into Draft Variation 363 – Curtin group centre and adjacent residential areas: zone changes and amendments to the Curtin 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 Curtin 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; protecting levels of sunlight in public spaces and the content of desired character statements.

The Committee made 7 recommendations. These related to:

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

‘The Curtin Group Centre is 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 the amenity of public areas.’

The Report is available via the Inquiry webpage: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/parliamentary-business/in-committees/committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-planning-and-urban-renewal/draft-variation-to-the-territory-plan-no-363-curtin-group-centre-and-adjacent-residential-areas-zone-changes-and-amendments-to-the-curtin-precinct-map-and-code#tab1503049-1id

STATEMENT ENDS – Thursday 30 July 2020

For more information contact:

Committee Chair, Caroline Le Couteur MLA on 620 51941

Committee Secretary, Ms Annemieke Jongsma on 620 51253