It seems to have missed everyone that on the 19th of December Jamie Briggs announced the appointment of Malcolm Snow to be Chief Executive of the NCA:
I am pleased to announce that Mr Malcolm Snow has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the National Capital Authority (NCA)—Canberra’s key agency for planning and development of the capital’s cultural and political heart.
Mr Snow’s background as an accomplished senior executive with experience in business and project management, urban planning, design and land development in both the private and public sectors means he is ably positioned to lead the NCA in the Chief Executive role.
Mr Snow has worked with and been a member of statutory and commercial boards and has extensive CEO experience, including a seven year period as CEO of South Bank Corporation in Brisbane. He has also held senior positions at national consulting firm Urbis and the Victorian Urban Renewal Authority.
A previous adviser to city, state and national governments on urban planning, design and placemaking, Mr Snow’s experience will assist him to address and deliver the NCA functions of accommodating the Seat of Government and developing an appreciation of the capital.
This would appear, based on his experience, to be a move to create a city within a city on the NCA administered land.