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Master plan priority for Oaks Estate, Weston, Athllon Drive and Belconnen town centre

By 7 April 2011 17

Andrew Barr has posted online a lengthy speech to the Assembly on where the Master Plan process is up to.

Of particular interest is that in 2011-12 the priority list is:

    – Oaks Estate, which is already committed and some work is being undertaken in the preparation of the master plan
    – Weston – Cooleman Court group centre
    – Athllon Drive – a major transport corridor; and
    – part of the Belconnen town centre as part of the renewal process

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17 Responses to Master plan priority for Oaks Estate, Weston, Athllon Drive and Belconnen town centre
#1
EvanJames4:44 pm, 07 Apr 11

They’re going to turn Oaks Estate into a townhouse-ery? Or sell it back to Qbn.

#2
arescarti427:30 pm, 07 Apr 11

EvanJames said :

They’re going to turn Oaks Estate into a townhouse-ery? Or sell it back to Qbn.

I thought the ACT government’s long term plan for Oaks Estate was to put all their public housing there and then not provide any public transport services so the residents can’t get back to Canberra and become Queanbeyan’s problem.

#3
wildturkeycanoe5:52 am, 08 Apr 11

With statements like “The proposed process, which would produce a Precinct Code, would mean that those development proposals that are in accordance with the relevant Precinct Code could be assessed in the Development Application Code track.” [excert from link above], it’s no wonder the LDA can get away with anything. I can’t make heads or tails of this kind of mumbo jumbo and the speech is full of it. This is what politicians are good at, hiding the facts in a maze of gobbledygook, so no layman will have any objections to the intellectuals that pull the intricately worded strings.

#4
tidalik8:53 am, 08 Apr 11

Anyone know if/when Woden will get a master plan? Having just moved to the Southside for the first time I just can’t get over how depressing and stark Woden Town Centre is.

‘Athllon Drive – a major transport corridor’ sounds ominous.

#5
neanderthalsis8:56 am, 08 Apr 11

wildturkeycanoe said :

“The proposed process, which would produce a Precinct Code, would mean that those development proposals that are in accordance with the relevant Precinct Code could be assessed in the Development Application Code track.”

It sounds as if Andrew Barr has hired Sir Humphrey Appleby as his speech writer.

#6
Chop7110:30 am, 08 Apr 11

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

#7
blowers11:01 am, 08 Apr 11

Chop71 said :

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

Understandable, he’s now in tune with the rest of Canberra. Not interested in Belco

#8
Bluey12:01 pm, 08 Apr 11

arescarti42 said :

EvanJames said :

They’re going to turn Oaks Estate into a townhouse-ery? Or sell it back to Qbn.

I thought the ACT government’s long term plan for Oaks Estate was to put all their public housing there and then not provide any public transport services so the residents can’t get back to Canberra and become Queanbeyan’s problem.

If RiotACT had a *like* button id’ve have pressed it for this comment. Best idea ever.

#9
homeone8:03 pm, 08 Apr 11

blowers said :

Chop71 said :

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

Understandable, he’s now in tune with the rest of Canberra. Not interested in Belco

I’m totally OK with that.

#10
BicycleCanberra8:17 am, 11 Apr 11

Woden was one of the first Town centre’s to receive a masterplan which started in 2001, and completed in 2004 .http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/2581/wtc-masterplan2004.pdf
Pity that the ACT Government never gazetted the plan which had restrictions on height limits, and traffic calming of Melrose drive.

#11
EvanJames10:31 am, 11 Apr 11

BicycleCanberra said :

Woden was one of the first Town centre’s to receive a masterplan which started in 2001, and completed in 2004 .http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/2581/wtc-masterplan2004.pdf

And they got that horrible yellow building. Best not to have a masterplan, maybe.

#12
Deref11:05 am, 11 Apr 11

arescarti42 said :

I thought the ACT government’s long term plan for Oaks Estate was to put all their public housing there and then not provide any public transport services so the residents can’t get back to Canberra and become Queanbeyan’s problem.

Well – Queanbeyan sends us its sewage…

#13
OEPA10:14 pm, 21 Nov 12

Playing the pedant… correction here is in order. Oaks Estate is been subjected to a ‘third attempt’ by government to develop a masterplan.

The word ‘priority’is a misnomer…Is 25 years a reasonable time frame here?

#14
Roundhead8911:07 am, 22 Nov 12

blowers said :

Chop71 said :

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

Understandable, he’s now in tune with the rest of Canberra. Not interested in Belco

Not surprising. Belco is full of rusted-on Labor supporters who saved Katy from defeat, returning 3 Labor members in the election. If they had voted the same way as Tuggers (or even if they had elected Chic Henry) we would now have the government and chief minister the majority of Canberrans voted for.

#15
nsn12:32 pm, 22 Nov 12

Chop71 said :

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

I’d say it’s actually due to the fact that this is his electorate website as an MLA for Molonglo, as opposed to as a Minister, and the electorate of Molonglo includes all of the places on that list but not Belconnen or Tuggeranong.

So yeah, as an MLA for Molonglo (as opposed to as a Minister) he is not interested in Belconnen. Admittedly it looks a little odd when the website also lists his ministerial roles.

#16
NoImRight1:35 pm, 22 Nov 12

Roundhead89 said :

blowers said :

Chop71 said :

Also seems he has news on

Gungahlin Inner North City Inner South Woden Molonglo Valley Weston Creek

http://www.andrewbarr.com.au/news

I guess he is not interested in Belconnen

Understandable, he’s now in tune with the rest of Canberra. Not interested in Belco

Not surprising. Belco is full of rusted-on Labor supporters who saved Katy from defeat, returning 3 Labor members in the election. If they had voted the same way as Tuggers (or even if they had elected Chic Henry) we would now have the government and chief minister the majority of Canberrans voted for.

So if people had voted differently the election results would have changed? Deep..

#17
54-117:59 pm, 22 Nov 12

BicycleCanberra said :

Woden was one of the first Town centre’s to receive a masterplan which started in 2001, and completed in 2004 .http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/2581/wtc-masterplan2004.pdf
Pity that the ACT Government never gazetted the plan which had restrictions on height limits, and traffic calming of Melrose drive.

As one of the community representatives working on the Woden Master Plan, I can say that Corbell and ACTPLA acted completely dishonourably through the consultative process. Even while we were working on apsects of the Master Plan, ACTPLA was secretly but actively involved in the planning of the ugly tower and the destruction of Guardian House. Neither of these things were ever brought to the table, and were in contravention of the final MP (which was never approved anyway).

What Corbell did then was open up all the development opportunities embodied in the MP, and ignored anything else that had a positive community impact.

The whole approach of the government and ACTPLA was deceitful, secretive and devious in the way in which they manipulated the consultation process.

Nothing has changed – Katie is as bad as Stanhope ever was, and Corbell is back as planning minister.

So anyone seeking to be engaged in the MP process should be prepared for further dishonesty.

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