Canberrans can have their say on the long-term environmental, social and economic security of the Weston group centre with the launch today of consultation on the Weston Group Centre Draft Master Plan.
Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the master plan will guide the development of the centre to be a more attractive, active and vibrant place that encourages people to live, work and socialise.
“The draft master plan is the culmination of strong community feedback from previous consultation and extensive research into the centre’s long-term future,” Mr Corbell said.
The draft master plan establishes strategies for land use, the public realm and transport to respond to many issues raised by the community. They aim to:
enhance the quality of public places, such as Brierly Street and Trenerry Square
improve pedestrian safety and reinforce pedestrian and cycle connections in the centre
improve traffic flow and parking in the centre, including additional parking on Dillon Close and
integrate the rapid bus service into the centre
allow for greater housing choice close to services
ensure the continued provision of community services in the centre
respond to the impact of Molonglo residents on the centre
“The draft master plan identifies which areas should be retained as is and those areas where future development could occur, including mixed use development for commercial and residential uses,” Mr Corbell said.
“It also identifies a site for a new service station to meet the needs of Weston Creek and Molonglo residents.
“I encourage residents who share our vision for a vibrant, convenient, safe and social group centre, to look at the displays at the Woden Library and the first floor at Cooleman Court, and to meet the planners at Cooleman Court on Saturday 28 June and 26 July to make comment.” Mr Corbell said.