Planning/Development

Braddon customer parking relief on the way

RETAILERS in Braddon’s trendy Lonsdale Street may be in for some relief from parking woes soon, with the ACT government negotiating with developers to free up spaces for customers to park. Canberra Business Council chief Chris Faulks said the area’s booming popularity and construction works had put

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Planning change paves the way for Cooyong Street redevelopment

ACT Govt Media Release … “A variation to the Territory Plan commenced today that will allow large scale revitalisation of aging public housing stock in Braddon and Reid, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today.

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Raiders redevelopment sparks community debate

The Canberra Raiders Group wants to knock down the old Braddon Club and build an $80 million tower complex. That has sparked debate about former community spaces being targeted for redevelopment.

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Canberra Raiders take punt on legal precedent for Braddon Club development

Anyone passing the corner of Torrens, Cooyong and Donaldson streets, at the edge of Braddon across from Civic, on a weekday would likely notice the ad hoc accumulation of cars surrounding a deserted building. The unassuming appearance of the parcel of land belies the fact that it

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Grass idea so much greener for Braddon

A surface-level car park, or grassy, open space? That is the choice being debated for the area surrounding Northbourne Oval in Braddon. With increasing urban density and record hot summers, it seems obvious to me we should be seeking to reserve our pockets of green space in

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Clash of ideological positions for Rattenbury

Comments by Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury on the Canberra Raiders’ proposed development in Braddon raise a number of issues including the role of community councils and how the ACT government manages development applications from clubs in future. I normally do not comment on the development proposals of

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Mediation to continue over Raiders’ Braddon Club site

Mediation between North Canberra Community Council and the Canberra Raider’s will continue over the car park at Northbourne Oval but plans for an $80 million development of the Braddon Club site could be headed for the courts. North Canberra Community Council member Leon Arundell said mediation on

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The future of Majura Pines – Have your say

The ACT Government is seeking community feedback on the future use of Majura Pines as a recreation venue in Canberra’s north. Since the late 1980s, Majura Pines has become a venue for mountain bike riding, trail running as well as other recreational pursuits. Following recent forestry operations

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Campbell Section 5 Development Update for Christmas 2013

Attached is a letter regarding the Campbell Section 5 development works, that will be distributed to residents in Campbell and a portion of Reid in the next couple of days. The letter provides an update on the progress of works and timeframes for the closure of the

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Submission: Section 64 Block 9 District of North Canberra, Medium Density Residential Use

NCCC has submitted comments on a referral under the Commonwealth’s Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act in relation to a proposed development of a four hectare block of land in Watson. The letter is reproduced here. A site map with a description is  included.

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