Comments called for north Curtin residential development

The ACT government has a call for comments on its Your Say site
on the proposal to develop 1,300 dwellings on its part of the north Curtin horse paddocks site.
The larger part of the site is reserved for future diplomatic estate to be planned by the National Capital Authority.

Comments close on 11 June. See the Your Say website for details.

Chris Johnson presented a summary of the main issues (PDF) at the WVCC meeting on Weds 1 May.

The Government says it wants to hear about

  • The variety and size of housing types
  • Type and scale of public open spaces
  • Landscape design options
  • Opportunities for supporting land uses within the residential area, such as cafes, small scale retail and community facilities
  • Planning for sustainability and climate resilience
  • Transport and access

but the survey restricts you to multiple choice replies on some of these.

Our quick summary response

  • This proposal is for very dense housing: it packs the population of a suburb into a small area
  • It needs to be planned as a new suburb, not as an extension that depends on existing services
  • The light rail as it is being planned does not provide any service to this development

See the pdf link above for our comments on

Numbers • Transport • Education • Green environment • Housing types

and see this our media release calling for a pause in the call for comments until more information is provided

MEDIA RELEASE North Curtin 3 times as dense as Singapore with no facilities

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