CANBERRA’S new suburb of Whitlam will feature local shops that cater for residents’ specific needs, says CEO of the Suburban Land Agency John Dietz.
According to a tender released today (June 22), community consultation has formed part of the sales documentation for the 1.8-hectare site opposite the future Whitlam school, located on the main avenue of the suburb.
“The site will form an important activity hub for the community and we will embrace the opportunities that the landscape setting presents,” he says.
“Community consultation took place from February to April through workshops, survey, online feedback and meetings. The feedback of future residents was important to be able to shape local shops and inclusions prior to the land going to market. A Place Brief and a Design & Place Framework have been developed and these are incorporated in the sales documentation for potential developers.
“Six place themes have emerged from the consultation. These themes are intended to direct the future developer of the site to embed the values across the development lifecycle.
“Whitlam local centre will include residential, commercial and community amenities. Industry will have the opportunity to respond to what community has identified as important to them.”
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