Block 16 Section 10 City (70 Allara Street)

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Block 16 Section 10 City (70 Allara Street)

The Site

Block 16 Section 10 City (the subject site) has a total area of approximately 7,641m2 and it is irregular in shape. It is located within the southeast corner of City and bound by London Circuit and Parkes Way to the northwest.

The subject site is identified as ‘National Land’ within the ‘Designated Area’ where jurisdiction for planning consent rests with the National Capital Authority.

The Proposal

Geocon, lessee of Block 16 Section 10 City (70 Allara Street) has engaged Purdon Planning to undertake a community consultation in relation to a redevelopment of 70 Allara Street, City.

The redevelopment includes the demolition of all existing structures on site and the construction of three (3) mixed use buildings with a maximum of 9-storey associated with two levels of basement car parking and a mezzanine level of car parking.

The building consists of commercial uses on the ground floor level and approximately 357 residential units from the lower ground floor level and above with rooftop communal gardens and associated amenities.

A lease variation will be sought separately to permit the number of residential units proposed on site.

Vehicle access is through an internal driveway off Allara Street, pedestrian access is provided from both London Circuit and Allara Street to enhance pedestrian permeability.

A landscaped plaza fronting London Circuit is proposed with the intention to activate the space by creating a shared connection between London Circuit and Allara Street.

In considering adjoining residential development on Block 4, generous separation is provided with at least 15 metres setback proposed to the east. Such separation obstructs direct sightlines into the nearby residences and is intended to provide a reasonable level of privacy for the residents on site and on adjoining blocks. In addition, the separation distance also provides the opportunity to maximise solar access and minimise overshadowing while providing spaces for generous landscaping.

A communal garden is proposed at grade with landscaped elements complementing the open space. Tree & mass planting within deep soil zone is proposed.

The design seeks to contribute positively to the urban context through high-quality design and pedestrian-friendly street level activation with complementary materials and a shared plaza.

The Proposal has been presented to the National Capital Design Review Panel (NCDRP) on three (3) occasions and built form and configuration has continued to be developed and guided by the NCDRP’s feedback.

The proposal is now being presented to the community as part of consultation prior to the lodgement of Works Approval to the National Capital Authority (NCA).

Project Timeframe

The project team is working to lodge Works Approval in 2022. 

Construction works related to the construction of new buildings will begin once approval has been granted.

Concept Plans

The updated plans are available for download via the below link. Please note that these plans are a work in progress and may be subject to minor changes throughout the design development stage.

Architectural Concept Plans (Updated Feb 2022)

Structural Engineer Presentation

Traffic Impact Assessment (Summary)

Traffic Impact Assessment (Full Draft Report)

Opportunities for Community Input/Feedback

Purdon Planning have been undertaking community consultation on behalf of the Proponent since December 2021.

Purdon Planning held a virtual consultation session with members of the project team on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 5.30pm, and we’ve summarised comments and feedback from the public and also provided responses to each item raised, it is now available for download via the below link.

Community Consultation Consolidated Q&A

We will hold a second session to discuss updated design on Thursday 20 January 2022 commencing at 5:30 pm via Zoom.

In addition, we have decided to hold a third session on Thursday 3 February 2022 commencing at 5:30 pm via Zoom to provide further opportunity for discussion on the design.

Please register your interest via email to engage@purdon.com.au A zoom meeting link to the session will be emailed to you the day prior to the session. By emailing us you will also be placed on our mailing list and will receive updates when updated plans are uploaded to our website.

Alternatively, provide feedback to us via engage@purdon.com.au or 02 6257 1511

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