Block 2 Section 57 Greenway is located within the Tuggeranong Town Centre and is bounded by Anketell Street, Reed Street and Limburg Way.
The proponent, Simunic Brothers No 3 Pty Ltd, has engaged Purdon to undertake a Pre-DA community consultation in relation to Stages 2 and 3 of Guilfoyle House redevelopment. These two stages are being undertaken as one consecutive final stage. The site currently contains Guilfoyle House, a low-rise building, which will be demolished as part of the proposal.
The new residential development includes 318 units across two buildings at 7-8 storeys in height. The units will be a mix of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom layouts with associated private open spaces.
Vehicle access is through an internal driveway off Anketell Street, pedestrian access is provided from internal pedestrian area and connects with the Stage 1 building to enhance pedestrian permeability.
In considering adjoining residential development on Block 4, the right-of-way easement to the southeast provides generous separation with at least 20 metres distance between the proposed building and the existing residential building on Block 4. This separation obstructs direct sightlines into the nearby residences and is intended to provide a reasonable level of privacy for the occupants 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 landscaping.
Open space is proposed at grade, with formally landscaped elements containing communal amenities for outdoor dining and recreation. Trees, lawns, and mass plantings within deep planters are proposed to provide natural amenity to residents and balance the built form.
The Proposal was presented to the National Capital Design Review Panel (NCDRP) as part of the Master Plan in 2020 and the Secretariat considers that the proposal does not warrant further review as the extent of design changes are incremental in nature. The built form and configuration have continued to be developed and guided by the NCDRP’s feedback.
The subject site is located within CZ2 – Business Zone, which permits the proposed residential use.
While the details of the design are still being finalised, the overall concept is considered to be consistent with the various applicable Territory Plan Codes. The relevant Codes include the Greenway Precinct Code, Commercial Zones Development Code, Multi Unit Housing Development Code and the general codes where applicable.
As detailed below the proposal responds well to the overall objectives of the CZ2 Business Zone, which are to:
a) Provide for office and business sites that are accessible to public transport and convenience retailing and services
b) Provide a diverse range of accommodation sizes and locations for offices close to the retail core
c) Encourage provision of convenient outlets for goods, services and facilities to meet the needs of the workforce
d) Create vibrant lively pedestrian routes and public spaces
e) Ensure a high quality urban environment through use of sustainable design and materials and maintain a high level of amenity for employees and the public
f) Promote active living and active travel
g) Provide a high quality public realm by facilitating active uses on ground floor level that connects with the wider open space, pedestrian and cycle networks to promote active travel and active living.
h) Encourage an attractive, safe, well-lit, and connected pedestrian environment with convenient access to public transport.
Plans are available for download via the below links. Please note that these plans are a work in progress and may be subject to minor changes following this consultation process and through the detailed design development stage.
National Capital Design Review Panel Advice
As per the Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines, developments that are required to consult with the NCDRP must undertake this prior to Pre-DA community consultation.
The NCDRP comments must also be presented to the community during consultation.
Purdon is aiming to lodge a DA for this proposal in the coming months. Construction works related to the construction of new buildings will begin once approval has been granted.
Opportunities for Community Input/Feedback
Purdon will be undertaking community consultation on behalf of the Proponent, commencing Wednesday 24 May until Friday 9 June 2023. The consultation period has been extended due to a delay in notification on the EPSDD website.
We will hold two online information sessions as follows.
Online Session 1:
- Wednesday 31 May 2023, commencing at 5:30 pm via Teams
Online Session 2:
- Thursday 1 June commencing at 3:30 pm via Teams
Please register your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, a meeting link to the session will be emailed to you the day prior to the session.
The project team will also be contacting various community groups to ensure their members and other interested persons have the opportunity to provide comments prior to the lodgement of a Development Application.
If you would like further information or wish to discuss the Proposal, please do not hesitate to contact Purdon via email@example.com
Or use the ‘have your say’ form below to provide comments.