And the options are:
i. Calvary campus and the adjacent block;
ii. Gungahlin Town Centre: Territory land at the town centre would require a technical variation to the Territory Plan;
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iii. University of Canberra: this is already zoned for a Community Facility and a Territory Plan variation would not be required. However, arrangements would need to be negotiated with the University for them to provide the land to the Territory; and
iv. Nicholls (block 12 section 78), Gungahlin: Territory land at the corner of Gungahlin Drive and Kellaway Avenue is already a zoned community facility and could be used immediately (subject to development application approval)
The consultation closes on 2 March 2012.
UPDATE: Katy Gallagher’s media release is now available and fingers UC as the preferred site:
When assessed against the selection criteria, the University of Canberra has been identified as the best site for a new hospital. The main benefits of UC include the available land, the proximity of the site to Calvary Hospital, and the collocation with the Faculty of Health (Nursing and Allied Health) which could assist the ACT with training and recruitment of our workforce and provide opportunities for collaboration and research.