Does the Canberra public know about the ACT Government’s plans to build hundreds of flats abutting Anzac Parade, and that there’s an information session on 6 March?
Check the nca.gov.au website and also google “section 5” and “anzac parade” for a wealth of links, including a PDF that shows that the flats are going to turn the strip of trees down the side of Anzac Parade into their front garden.
This is a truly awful plan that threatens to wreck the balanced aesthetic of Anzac Parade. From the PDF for download, it looks as though sheer walls of the flats will abut the very edge of the road, unlike the existing bungalows, that are quiet and well set back.
I have been told that because the (superb) ASIO building is nearby, the flats will be allowed to reach the same height as that enormous building.
Frankly, given a choice between the Lake War Memorials and this monstrosity, I’ll take the memorials thanks!
Canberrans, with plans to list Canberra on the National and World registers, let’s protect the heritage values of Anzac Parade that we cherish so much, from the ACT Government if the NCA won’t take its responsibilities seriously.
NCA advice from its website below:
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Draft Amendment 74 – Section 5 Campbell
Section 5 Campbell is subject to the provisions of Appendix T8 of the Plan, including general principles and policies, and detailed requirements for urban and landscape structure, access and circulation, streetscape design, and building height and form.
A public information session will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2012, 6pm for 6.15pm at Campbell Primary School Hall, Chauvel Street, Campbell. The session will be run in conjunction with the public information session for the Anzac Parade and Constitution Avenue Intersection Works – Stage 2.