ACTPLA have announced a huge new development has been approved for the old Jamison Inn site at Macquarie.
ACTPLA’s Chief Planning Executive, Neil Savery, said the redevelopment would comprise eight 4-6 storey buildings with commercial and non-commercial uses allowed on the ground level and basement parking.
“The proposal is an excellent design that optimises the use of underutilised land close to a group centre,” Mr Savery said.
“The development meets the Government’s policy objective for infill development, which will help the city become more sustainable and increase housing choice in this location.
“It is close to a group centre, town centre, the University of Canberra, Calvary hospital and a major transport corridor. When people can live, work, study, shop and play near their home, they are more likely to walk, ride or use public transport than drive.