28 September 2007

East Lake Development

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Far be it from me to rain on the ACT Light Rail development plans but our über-lords, ACTPLA, has released the plans for the redevelopment of the east Kingston area. Item f in the image is the proposed transit corridor (no mention of light rail) which may incorporate a new train station.

This 30 year plan will see 5,000 new apartments, 9,000 new people moving in to the area and 16,000m2 of retail space. Most of the Fyshwick warehouse area would be redeveloped as residential, retaining the markets as a central focal point.

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Like I said jr no mention of light rail.

Give up your proposal to build light rail across the wet-lands.
Note Fig 12 and:
“The Canberra Airport Masterplan identifies that the airport may become a transport hub integrating a greater diversity of transport modes. The Canberra Spatial Plan and The
Sustainable Transport Plan make similar statements, identifying the potential of the airport as a regional transport hub.”

It is quite interesting that the existing Canberra Train Station is where it is. Perhaps it should be brought closer to Civic.

Jonathon Reynolds12:17 pm 28 Sep 07

Page 47 East Lake Urban Renewal Draft Planning Report – September 2007

The East Lake Structure Plan provides the opportunity to explore the relocation of the railway at Kingston to a rationalised rail precinct on the existing rail corridor. This precinct, which is the subject of a detailed Railway Masterplan, could include a new passenger station and historic rail facility collocated on a number of parallel tracks. This could be located within East Lake or on a site identified in Fyshwick adjacent to the EpiCentre development. This would enable the development of the large parcel of land currently occupied by the existing railyards to be integrated within the urban fabric of East Lake. A corridor to provide for future transitway options is to be retained, associated with an open space interface and increased development densities to support this.

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Isn’t calling Precint F the “transit corridor” just a fancy way of saying “this is where the heavy rail is now and we’re not going to move it”.

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