Public Information and Workshop Session: Development of Kenny (18 May 2010)

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has started planning for the new Gungahlin suburb of Kenny, where land release is scheduled to begin in 2012-13.

The North Canberra Community Council believes this issue is of interest to North Canberra District residents and will directly impact our region as this new suburb will be directly opposite Watson on the other side of the Federal Highway.

The NCCC waits with anticipation to discover whether ACTPLA actually intends to letterbox Watson residents to inform them of this public information session and workshop.

You can directly contribute to Kenny’s planning by attending a community information and workshop session on 18 May 2010. Everyone with an interest in Kenny is invited to attend. You will be able to discuss the issues you think need to be addressed in planning for Kenny with consultants and ACTPLA staff.

Community information and workshop session

Date: Tuesday 18th May 2010,
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Harrison Public School – Multipurpose meeting room Wimmera Street, Harrison

At the workshop you will be able to:

  • speak with consultants and ACTPLA staff about how planning for Kenny will progress
  • have your say on what’s important to you about Kenny
  • discuss the possible affects of the development on nearby suburbs.

The workshop is part of a study by consultants employed by ACTPLA. They are assessing Kenny’s community and recreation needs; bushfire risk; traffic and transport needs; geology (as it will affect development); infrastructure (including water, sewer, gas, electricity and telecommunications); stormwater and environmental considerations.

A 2008 structure plan for East Gungahlin proposes that Kenny will include a commercial centre, community facilities and government primary school.

ACTPLA wants to involve the community early in decisions affecting Kenny so that matters of importance to the community are included in the study and the future suburb meets community aspirations and needs. The study’s findings will help decide what will be in Kenny’s concept plan, which will set out specific planning requirements for the suburb. Community consultation on the concept plan will be held later in 2010.

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