Simon Corbell has announced Draft Variation 311 to totally rejig Dickson and send the skyline soaring:
“Variation 311 puts Territory Plan controls in place to start rolling out the initiatives of the Dickson master plan, which include up to six stories in areas and improved pedestrian connections – particularly through to Challis St,” Mr Corbell said.
Other changes in the draft variation include potential for increased residential, more active frontages and restrictions in the retail centre to ensure there will be no more overshadowing than at present.
The ACT Government is currently negotiating the sale of Dickson central car parks and that arrangements will be made to ensure loss of parking amenity when any construction happens is kept to a minimum.
Additionally, there is also the potential to utilise the current Tradies car park space for commercial use without losing existing car parks.
“Dickson’s vibrant blend of day and night activities has grown over the years to become an important community hub for many Canberrans,” Mr Corbell said.
“This variation supports and builds upon this vibrancy and opens the way for new opportunities and possibilities.