Tuggeranong to look to the skies


MICK Gentleman tabled Territory Plan Variation 318 (V318) in the Assembly today, which contains a range of measures taken from the 2012 Tuggeranong Town Centre Master Plan and is intended to give the town centre a kick start.

“Comprehensive public consultation undertaken for the master plan has led to a number of zone changes and amendments to codes that will consolidate the existing centre with more people living closer to existing businesses and better use of services and facilities,” Mick said.

V318 includes an increase in building heights in key locations across the town centre.

These increases include ‘Office boulevard precincts’ along Athllon Drive and Soward Way with heights of 8-9 storeys and a site on the corner of Athllon Drive and Rowland Rees Drive has identified for a landmark development up to 12 storeys.

Parts of Greenway will be rezoned to encourage commercial development including extending the business area to both sides of Soward Way.

Building heights at the foreshore will remain but will be stepped up to 6-7 storeys in the centre.

“The variation has been carefully written so that increases in height will not be at the expense of the character of the town centre.

“Major views and vistas will be protected and the lake foreshore and public open spaces cannot be overshadowed,” Mr Gentleman said.

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