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2 weeks to comment on the Kambah Master Plan

By johnboy - 2 September 2011 26

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Simon Corbell has announced the release of a draft master plan for Kambah with a very tight window for consultation.

The master plan outlines potential improvements that could be made to the centre over time. These improvements include:
• an extended central plaza
• new circulation for traffic including provision for a street which runs alongside the swale (floodway)
• two additional sites for retail development, either large scale (such as a supermarket) or smaller shops
• new opportunities for mixed use and residential development, and
• an extension of Kett Street down to Drakeford Drive.

You’ve got until just 16 September to get your thoughts through to Kambah@act.gov.au .

What’s Your opinion?


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MissChief 1:48 pm 06 Sep 11

Dacquiri said :

According to the media report, the proposals also call for removing a number of those pesky gum trees because they are messy and increase maintenance costs. Are these people, like, for real? I mean, OK, let’s rip out all the b!oody trees because they, like, shed bark and leaves and stuff. It is obviously not enough to being eyeing off every available space as a multi-storey-building-in-waiting, but those damn trees are an absolute liability.

I noticed that in the plan and wondered why they couldn’t just ensure better cleaning and maintenance. What Kambah Village needs first and foremost is a really good clean… and the problem isn’t just limited to Kambah Village. For years I’ve wondered why the Government doesn’t steam clean our pavements like they do in Europe. There needs to be more street sweeping, removal of rubbish, regular weeding and replanting of trees and shrubs around Canberra.

damien haas 12:03 pm 06 Sep 11

dvaey said :

johnboy said :

@dvaey, pretty sure they’re just asking people who want to have a say to duplicate their comments in the actpla process.

Maybe there should be a policy to search RA for posts relating to DAs, since when these DAs come up, ACTPLA claim to only receive a handful of comments, but those of us reading here know there is more interest than that.

Maybe the ACT govt and ACTPLA should look at ways of encouraging more public input into these changes. One example could be a way to watch for any DAs in your area of interest and receiving an email notification when something pops up. Not everyone generally cares to read the list of DAs regularly, but many would no doubt be interested in hearing of anything nearby to their interests by a simple weekly or monthly email.

As part of its community engagement, ACTPLA emails a spreadsheet with siginfiicant DA’s on it to all the Community Councils in Canberra on a weekly basis.

steveu 10:51 am 06 Sep 11

2 weeks for 15000 residents to comment is not enough time. Simple. Probably the largest suburb in Canberra may need a bit more input than that. If they are offering up all that land to the property developers then I would hope all the money made is injected directly into the redevelopment (and not be another case of selling off more public land to make the govt fiscally viable).

dvaey 10:12 am 06 Sep 11

Angelina said :

MissChief said :

I can’t decide if turning the floodway into a picnic ground is a brilliant idea or a dumb one.

As long as you’re not down there having a picnic when the torrent comes (or in the path of a floating picnic bench) you shouldn’t be too bothered…

Maybe you havent seen the area after a days rain, the whole grassed area becomes quite boggy, especially just south of the Burns Club, often with water pooled up for a day or two after we have rain.

dvaey 10:09 am 06 Sep 11

johnboy said :

@dvaey, pretty sure they’re just asking people who want to have a say to duplicate their comments in the actpla process.

Maybe there should be a policy to search RA for posts relating to DAs, since when these DAs come up, ACTPLA claim to only receive a handful of comments, but those of us reading here know there is more interest than that.

Maybe the ACT govt and ACTPLA should look at ways of encouraging more public input into these changes. One example could be a way to watch for any DAs in your area of interest and receiving an email notification when something pops up. Not everyone generally cares to read the list of DAs regularly, but many would no doubt be interested in hearing of anything nearby to their interests by a simple weekly or monthly email.

Dacquiri 11:19 pm 05 Sep 11

According to the media report, the proposals also call for removing a number of those pesky gum trees because they are messy and increase maintenance costs. Are these people, like, for real? I mean, OK, let’s rip out all the b!oody trees because they, like, shed bark and leaves and stuff. It is obviously not enough to being eyeing off every available space as a multi-storey-building-in-waiting, but those damn trees are an absolute liability.

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