Project status: In progress

How to have YourSay

We’re planning for the future of Gungahlin and considering how we can better provide community facilities in the area.

Earlier this year we asked you what facilities were needed in Gungahlin now and into the future. We’ve compiled a Listening Report from this engagement which captures what we heard from those who participated.

Next steps

The information collected from the YourSay survey is one of the elements of community feedback which will be considered as we look to improve community and recreation facilities across Gungahlin.

We are finalising a broader Community Facilities Needs Assessment to capture many of these items and inform an ongoing conversation with the community.

In the immediate future, the ACT Government has committed $300,000 over the next two years to undertake a feasibility and design study, through a community co-design process, to determine the most effective long-term solution to deliver community facilities in Gungahlin. This will involve a series of conversations with stakeholders and the wider community in 2022, drawing on our findings from the needs assessment, to deliver community facilities in Gungahlin.

We are looking at

The ACT Government has committed to increase community facilities and build a new community centre for Gungahlin.

We are currently undertaking a Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment for the Gungahlin District. As part of this assessment, we’re working with a number of community organisations in the area to understand their specific needs and identify opportunities for improved facilities.

In the immediate future, the outcomes from the assessment will be used to inform decisions around:

  • developing a community centre for the Gungahlin Town Centre, and
  • the sale of two sites in the Casey Group Centre which are being released for community, residential and commercial uses.

Gungahlin community centre

We are currently investigating potential sites within the Gungahlin Town Centre for the development of a multipurpose community centre. Through conversations with the community and key stakeholders we've heard that there are a range of options for what the community centre could include. Your input through YourSay, and our findings from the Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment, will inform how we progress this work.

In 2022 we will come back to the community to discuss particular sites and how we might prioritise what's included in the centre in more detail.

Casey land release

In the immediate future, two sites in the Casey Group Centre (Blocks 12 and 13, Section 132) are being released as part of the Indicative Land Release Program (ILRP) for 2021-22. The sites have a target of 100 dwellings and a commercial area of 24,000m2 across the two blocks. The sites are zoned as Commercial Zone 1: Core Zone which allows for a mix of community, residential and commercial uses.

A number of studies have been undertaken for Casey, including a Community and Recreation Facilities Needs Assessment and Retail and Commercial Needs Assessment for the Casey Group Centre, which were completed in 2019.

Community feedback on the Casey studies noted the importance of considering the Casey sites within the larger context of Gungahlin as a whole. The Gungahlin wide Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment currently underway will consider the findings and recommendations from the Casey studies in its recommendations.

Future planning

We’re also planning for the future of Gungahlin through the ACT Planning Review and Reform Project. What we hear through engagement on District Planning and through the Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment will inform how we plan for community facilities into the future.

  • District Planning

    We're improving our planning system through the ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project and considering how to provide better planning guidance at a more local level through the creation of District Strategies.

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We will use your views to

Your input will feed into our Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment for the Gungahlin District and help us to identify what facilities are most needed in the area.

Once we’ve completed this first stage of enquiry, we’ll come back to the community in the second half of 2021 for more detailed conversations about available sites in the Gungahlin Town Centre and Casey Group Centre.

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