This project is closed for feedback

About the project

The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) want to understand what Lawson locals, neighbours and visitors would value in this mixed-use site that is coming to Lawson Stage 2.

Project update: Engagement Closed – Drafting Place Design Brief

Thank you to everyone who has contributed their ideas in our two phases of consultation. Through our sitewalks, workshops, pop-up, surveys and youth engagement, we heard from lots of people about what was important to them about this place.

To see what we heard in the first phase of consultation, you can read the full report here: Lawson Mixed-Use Site Listening Report.

Emerging Themes

A number of emerging themes came through from what we heard in the first phase of consultation. These were tested with the community from 18 January to 29 February 2024. Your ideas and feedback will help us to shape the Place Design Brief which is now being finalised.


The 19,648m² Lawson Mixed-Use site is surrounded by Baldwin Drive, Belconnen Way, Lake Ginninderra and the old naval base. Zoned CZ5 Mixed Use, development on the site will provide retail and non-retail commercial uses along with residential development. This could include shops, restaurants and community uses.

SLA is seeking input from the local community and stakeholders on the values and aspirations for the site to inform a place design brief which will guide future development and create a great place.

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We undertook the below in-person and online community engagements between 31 October 2023 and 29 February 2024. The Listening Report located in the document library outlines what we heard in the first phase of consultation.


Your views will help us shape a Place Design Brief for the Lawson Mixed Use site. The Place Design Brief will provide guidance to future developers of the site and form part of the sales documentation of the site.