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.

In 2021 we asked you what facilities were needed in Gungahlin now and into the future. We compiled a listening report from this engagement that captures what we heard from those who participated.

The community will be invited to continue engaging with the Government as we continue investigating and delivering community facilities in Gungahlin.

We are looking at

The ACT Government has committed to increase community facilities, including a new community centre for Gungahlin.

The 2021 consultation fed into the development of the Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment—Gungahlin District, released in April 2022.

This assessment looked at Gungahlin’s demographics, existing facilities in the district, projected future demand for facilities and likely gaps in provision of those facilities. It considered the strategic planning context, and broader trends and drivers affecting community facilities.

Community and Recreational Facilities Assessment—Gungahlin District

In the immediate future, the ACT Government committed $300,000 to June 2023 to undertake a feasibility and design study, through a community co-design approach a collaborative engagement 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 community in 2022, drawing on our findings from the needs assessment, to deliver community facilities in Gungahlin.

Next steps

The Community Facilities Needs Assessment and the information collected from the YourSay survey will be considered as we look to improve community and recreation facilities across Gungahlin. They will inform planned conversations with the community in 2022. 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
  • use of sites in the Casey Group Centre

Gungahlin community centre

By mid 2022, we will build on the findings of the community needs assessment by convening a community panel to work with us on determining the functional requirements, preferred location, facility design and ongoing building management model. The panel will consist of a representative sample of interested individuals from the community to provide input and guidance on the design of the facility. We will also be working with key stakeholder groups to ensure the building design, location and ongoing management arrangements meet the community’s needs and expectations.

Casey land release

Two sites in the Casey Group Centre (Blocks 2 and 3, Section 132) are zoned as Commercial Zone 1: Core Zone which allows for a mix of community, recreational, residential, essential government services and commercial uses.The ACT Government is currently considering the most appropriate use of this land to meet the future needs of Casey residents and the broader Gungahlin community.

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

We will continue to seek your input into community facilities being considered for Gungahlin.

In mid-2022, we will come back to the community for more detailed conversations about the new Gungahlin Community Centre. Ideas from the community will help design the building, determine the most appropriate site and frame the ongoing building management arrangements.

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