Australian Capital Territory

Kingston Foreshore developments rejected

THE ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) this week refused two development applications for the Kingston Foreshore, saying that the proposals do not comply with Territory Plan provisions.

Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery said the two development proposals on Trevillian Quay exceeded height regulations, did not comply with ground level frontage and did not provide any potential for active frontage on either the quay or lake sides.

"As the statutory decision-maker under the Planning and Development Act, ACTPLA has refused the development applications after making a detailed assessment of the proposals against the Territory Plan," Mr Savery said.

The development applications for blocks 2 and 3 on section 62 Kingston both proposed six storeys where the applicable development code (CZ5 mixed use zone) stipulates four storeys.

Mr Savery said that although there is provision to allow for some parts of a building to exceed four storeys, the proposal did not comply.

Mr Savery said that the proposed buildings lacked active frontage and presented blank walls at the ground floor/pedestrian level.

Mr Savery said ACTPLA assessed every development application against the rules and intent of the Territory Plan having regard to material provided by the applicant, comments of other agencies and submissions made by the public.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter

Newsletter Subscription - Banner

Urbanalyst Banner