Australian Capital Territory

New Canberra Brickworks proposal released

FOLLOWING extensive consultation with the community, the ACT Government last week announced the release of a new development proposal for the historic Canberra Brickworks and nearby areas.

According to the government, the development proposal has been significantly amended to address concerns about the scale of the earlier proposals and a desire for the Brickworks to be central to any development project.

Artist's impression of Canberra Brickworks precinct
Above: Artist's impression of Canberra Brickworks precinct / Land Development Agency.

The proposal also incorporates further feedback from the community, including lower building heights of three storeys, removing the ceremonial entrance to Dunrossil Drive from the development area, and centring the development on the restoration and adaptation of the Brickworks.

The project aims to deliver many of the key public realm elements of the revised master plan released earlier this year including Quarry Park, the Railway Remnants Park and the activation of the Brickworks site, with minimal disruption and impact on the landscape.

Work will continue in coming months with stakeholders on traffic management and parking issues that were identified in community consultation earlier this year.

Dwelling types are proposed to be two and three-storey townhouses and three-storey apartment buildings. There will be between 175 to 380 new dwellings in the development depending on the final mix of townhouses and apartments.

More information is available from the Land Development Agency website at <http://www.lda.act.gov.au/canberra>.

Image: Artist's impression of Canberra Brickworks precinct / Land Development Agency.

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