Block 14 Section 42 Campbell

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The Proponent and Project Team

The Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn (ADCG), the lessee for Block 14 Section 42 Campbell, has engaged COX Architecture and Purdon Planning as the lead consultants for the redevelopment of their site.

The Proposal

ADCG is proposing to redevelop Block 14 Section 42 Campbell (51 Rosenthal Street).

The development proposal includes the demolition of all existing structures on site and construction of eight (8) two-storey supportive housing dwellings. A select choice in building materials will help to emulate the surrounding suburban character. All eight dwellings will be designed to incorporate adaptable features and will be marketed to over 55 year olds as ‘ageing-in-place’ residences.

The Site

The site is located in the north-western part of Campbell, near the Australian War Memorial and backing onto Fairbairn Avenue. It is accessible off Rosenthal Street, and has an area of 3832 m2.

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Statutory Planning Context

The subject site is situated on Community Facility Land, under which ‘supportive housing’ is a permissible use. Under the Territory Plan definition, supportive housing dwellings must be adaptable and be serviced by a Territory approved organization. In line with this provision, various services will be offered, including, but not limited to, each dwelling being fitted with an emergency call button and regular ground maintenance undertaken.

Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback

A letterbox drop undertaken during the week of 7 August, informing local residents of the proposed development and inviting them to a public meeting hosted by the North Canberra Community Council (NCCC). Discussions with the Australian War Memorial were also conducted, during which a site inspection took place and potential development impacts discussed.

The project team presented further information and responded to questions at a meeting held by the North Canberra Community Council on 16 August 2017 at 7.30pm at the Downer Community Hall.

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Key Benefits

  • Provides ‘ageing-in-place’ accommodation

  • Well designed, adaptable accommodation

  • Domestic scale, high quality materials

  • Regular ground maintenance

  • Consistent with local residential character and density

  • Well connected to active travel and public transport routes

  • Walking distance to Mount Ainslie

  • Views onto prominent Canberra sites

Further Information

The below Q&A table presents responses to questions raised by the community at the NCCC meeting on 16 August 2017.

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Status of Project

A DA has now been lodged for this proposal. At present the DA is still being assessed by ACTPLA but will be available for public comment and submission in the near future. When the DA progresses to public notification, a link to the DA will be provided on this website.