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Federales approve Gungahlin expansion

By johnboy - 8 August 2013 8

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Simon Corbell has joined the supposed caretaker Mark Butler in announcing approval to make even more Gungahlin for better or worse:

The Australian Government today announced it has approved further development in the Gungahlin district in the ACT, following a comprehensive strategic assessment of the region under national environment law.

The Gungahlin Plan has been prepared by the ACT Government to enable it to complete residential development in the district and to protect important habitat.

Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler today congratulated the ACT Government for delivering a plan that satisfies both developmental and environmental aims.

“Strategic assessments such as these are a working example of how to get the balance between development and environmental protection right,” Mr Butler said.

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8 Responses to
Federales approve Gungahlin expansion
JC 6:39 pm 08 Aug 13

Masquara said :

What happened to Caretaker conventions?

The workings of government don’t stop. What stops is decisions being made that bind a possible incoming government. Approving a plan of the ACT government is hardly binding rivitting stuff now is it?

Masquara 5:38 pm 08 Aug 13

What happened to Caretaker conventions?

Mothy 4:17 pm 08 Aug 13

bugmenot said :

Is there a higher quality map? I’m curious as to where they’re planning to build near the town centre.

Note that development isn’t necessarily new, it is the FUA or “future urban area” identified in the Gungahlin Town Centre plan viewable in this 2011 variation to the plan. Pretty much the Area bordered by Hinder Street, Anthony Rolfe, Harmer St/Manning Clark Cres and a completed The Valley Ave, excluding sites already earmarked for a cinema (Hinder/Hibberson/Kate Crace/Efkarpidis) and a “drinks establishment” (Hinder/Efkarpidis/Kate Crace/The Valley Ave).

MightyJoe 3:12 pm 08 Aug 13

Allhomes ads usually say 2.5km to GPO (meaning Gungahlin Post Office and not the actual GPO in Civic)

KT67 said :

great, more suburbs marketed as minutes to Civic.

KT67 2:03 pm 08 Aug 13

great, more suburbs marketed as minutes to Civic.

La_Tour_Maubourg 1:31 pm 08 Aug 13

Hope the streets aren’t all going to have double names..ie all throughout Molonglo and north Gungahlin

beardedclam 12:47 pm 08 Aug 13

bugmenot said :

Is there a higher quality map? I’m curious as to where they’re planning to build near the town centre.

Page 22 of the Assessment shows the Town centre in more detail. There is additional information available
http://www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au/community_engagement/Recent_Activities/gungahlin

The Plan on the above website will have all the relevant commitments and the Assessment has the detailed plans/maps.
The plan above in the OP shows the area of inclusion in terms of Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation for this assessment. These are the areas that can be developed in the future without having to apply to the Feds for EPBC clearance each time a new suburb or development is proposed within the areas highlighted in the above map.
As far as the actual developments that occur in these areas, they will be subject to consultation and development constraints that currently exist, or amendments to these or relevant new laws. The current Territory Plan will provide more of the detail you may be after.
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2008-27/copy/82864/pdf/2008-27.pdf
http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2008-27/copy/92038/pdf/2008-27.pdf

bugmenot 10:55 am 08 Aug 13

Is there a higher quality map? I’m curious as to where they’re planning to build near the town centre.

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