Successful appeal at ACAT

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has varied the conditions of approval of a Northbourne Avenue development. As a result of an appeal brought by the North Canberra Community Council, the Tribunal ordered changes to the conditions that apply to the proposed development. The changes include reducing building heights, increasing on-site parking and increasing solar access. The tribunal also acknowledged that broader traffic issues “cannot be properly addressed by looking at one development, or even one street, but needs a broader approach.” The tribunals’ decision is at

ACAT overturns ACT government approval of Woolworths’ Dickson car park redevelopment

In a decision handed down late on Thursday, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal overturned ACTPLA’s decision to approve a controversial redevelopment of the Woolworths’ car park in Dickson.  The Tribunal determined the proposed development broke too many planning rules to be mitigated by conditions placed on its approval.

BRADDON Development Application: 201630256 Address: 5 LONSDALE STREET Block: 12 Section: 28

Proposal: PROPOSAL FOR ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO EXISTING COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT – proposal to replace external shopfront with new glazed shopfront. Construction of bamboo screen and pergola in outdoor area. Period for representations closes: 18/10/2016 Click here to lodge a representation Click here to view the plans