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.
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 and Crown Lease Variation to remove to concessional status and permit use of the site for supportive housing. 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 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.
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.
Purdon Planning is now conducting further consultation on the project to inform the development application. Further flyers were delivered to residents on 23 July 2018 and two additional drop-in sessions will be held as follows:
Date: 31 July 2018
Time: Between 10.30-12.30pm and 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Unit 4, 1 Torrens Street, Braddon (Purdon Planning Office) - Main entry off Cooyong Street (near BP), accessible entry off Torrens Street.
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The Development Applications Plans can be viewed HERE
Indicative Materials Palette
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
The below Q&A table presents responses to questions raised by the community at the NCCC meeting on 16 August 2017.