SIMON Corbell has announced planning approval to re-develop the eyesore flats bordering Civic along Cooyong Street.
“A variation to the Territory Plan commenced today that will allow large scale revitalisation of aging public housing stock in Braddon and Reid,” Simon Corbell said.
“This planning change means the ACT Government can begin preparation for an innovative new development with sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes for the community.
“The variation contains a reduction in the building height to 12 storeys from the original 15 proposed, and the bulk and scale of buildings should not have a negative impact on nearby residents.
“Most of the land subject to the variation is occupied by public housing including Allawah Court, Currong Apartments and Bega Court (Section 52 Braddon and Section 7 Reid) with the remainder of the land occupied by organisations linked to the Catholic Church (Section 57 Braddon).”