Territory Plan Variation (Rezoning)

TERRITORY PLAN VARIATION (REZONING)

Planning Study to support rezoning of areas of land within the Murrumbidgee Country Club

PROJECT SUMMARY

Scale

Local Rezoning Proposal

Location

Murrumbidgee Golf Course, Kambah ACT

Client

Private Lessee

Role

Project management, planning report, ACT Government liaison

Total Value

$15M

Timeframe

2017 – 2018

PROJECT FEATURES

Murrumbidgee Country Club (MCC), situated on Kambah Pool Road in Kambah, is Tuggeranong’s only public golf club.

To ensure the Club’s financial security and future viability, the MCC proposed to rezone three parcels of land for residential use by means of a Territory plan variation. The sites are currently zoned PRZ2 – Restricted Access Recreation Zone.

Site 1 along Learmonth Drive is 6½ha and provides for up to forty-six (46) detached single dwelling blocks.

Site 2 along Drysdale and Crozier Circuits is 8,500m2 will comprise one block suitable for multi-unit housing.

Site 3 along Kambah Pool Road is 3.8ha and could provide for up to twenty-one (21) detached single dwelling blocks plus a site suitable for multi-unit housing development comprising 20-25 units in a townhouse or villa-style arrangement.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

 The rezoning of the three sites for residential use is part of a strategy to progressively upgrade the facilities and secure a sustainable financial future for the Club which has struggled financially for many years.

The Planning Report prepared to support the rezoning included:

·         Ecological Impacts

·         Topography

·         Drainage

·         Bushfire

·         Traffic

·         Public Transport

·         Development Density

·         Tree Assessment

·         Lighting

·         Contamination

·         Heritage

·         Parking

·         Utility Services

·         Visual

·         Noise

The three sites were assessed as being the most suitable for rezoning for residential use and not required for golf course use.