No that’s not a typo, Andrew Barr is asking for your thoughts on the area around the Kingston Arts Precinct.
He’s also very firm this isn’t another chance to whinge about the Fitters’ Workshop.
Now the ACT Government is keen to hear from the Canberra community on ideas to develop this area to be a great place for the arts, a great place to live and a great place for the whole community.
Consultation has commenced and will run until 11 November and will be in two phases. The first focuses on planning principles that will underpin the precinct and the second will develop options for the future.
Two community workshops will be held. The first on urban design principles will be at the Baptist Church Hall, Currie Crescent, Kingston from 5.30pm to 7.45pm on Tuesday 6 September.
The second on development options will be held October 2011. Further details will be advised.
Three drop-in information sessions will be held at the Old Bus Depot Markets, Kingston Foreshore on Sundays 11 September, 9 October 2011 and 30 October 2011 from 10am to 4pm.
Submission can be sent to info-KF@act.gov.au or by post to Purdon Associates, 3/9 McKay Street, Turner ACT, 2612.
If they really want a precinct full of artists just throw up some warehouses and make them open to whomever wants to carve out a stake.