Your thoughts sought on the Brumbies redevelopment

johnboy 28 January 2011

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has sent out a media release asking for comment on Draft Variation 307 which would let the Brumbies to turn their Griffith headquarters into a three storey apartment complex.

Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery, said that ACTPLA had prepared a draft variation to the Territory Plan after the Brumbies Rugby organisation had submitted a planning report that confirmed the site at Section 42, Block 15 Griffith was suitable for medium density housing.

“ACTPLA believes the proposed change of zoning to RZ4, which provides the opportunity for medium-density housing, offers an opportunity to realise some key elements of the Canberra Spatial Plan and the Sustainable Transport Plan in south Canberra.

“The site is well located in terms of access to employment, services and facilities, including public transport.

“The large `island’ site is well proportioned and of sufficient size to accommodate medium density residential redevelopment. Public open space land surrounding the site would not be changed under this proposal.

“If Government decides to progress the variation following consideration of public submissions, it is anticipated the draft variation will be considered by the Legislative Assembly later in the year

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