Block 14 Section 42 Campbell

Block 14 Section 42 Campbell

Project Status 

The DA has now been accepted by the Planning Authority and is to be referred to the Minister for a public interest test. If the Minister declares this proposal to be in the public interest, the DA will progress to assessment by the Planning Authority as per the usual DA process. At this point in time, it is understood that the Minister has not yet made a decision on the application. Purdon Planning will continue to update this web page to reflect the status of assessment.

 In the meantime, if you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Purdon Planning via  ‘Have Your Say’ 

December 2019

The Proponent and Project Team

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn (ADCG), the lessee for Block 14 Section 42 Campbell, has engaged COX Architecture and Purdon Planning as the lead consultants for the redevelopment of their site.

The Proposal

ADCG is proposing to redevelop Block 14 Section 42 Campbell (51 Rosenthal Street).

The development proposal includes the demolition of all existing structures on site and construction of eight (8) two-storey supportive housing dwellings and Crown Lease Variation to remove to concessional status and permit use of the site for supportive housing. A select choice in building materials will help to emulate the surrounding suburban character. All eight dwellings will be designed to incorporate adaptable features and will be marketed to over 55 year olds as ‘ageing-in-place’ residences.

The Site

The site is located in the north-western part of Campbell, near the Australian War Memorial and backing onto Fairbairn Avenue. It is accessible off Rosenthal Street, and has an area of 3832 m2.

Locality Map

Shadow Diagram

Concept Plan 

Elevation Plan

 Old Concept Plan

Indicative Materials Palette


Old Elevation Map

Old Shadow Diagram 

Key Benefits

  • Provides ‘ageing-in-place’ accommodatio
  • Well designed, adaptable accommodation
  • Domestic scale, high quality materials
  • Regular ground maintenance
  • Consistent with local residential character and density
  • Well connected to active travel and public transport routes
  • Walking distance to Mount Ainslie
  • Views onto prominent Canberra sites

Further Information

The below Q&A table presents responses to questions raised by the community at the NCCC meeting on 16 August 2017.

During 2018 a further round of community consultation was undertaken.  Key comments that were raised during this further consultation round are outlined below along   with Purdon Planning’s response to these comments.