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. Thank you to everyone who got involved and had their say on what community and recreation facilities they think are missing in Gungahlin.
This consultation has now closed. Follow this project (via the follow button on the top of the screen) to receive project updates as this project progresses. There will more opportunities later in the year to get involved.
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.
Later in the year 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.
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.
We're currently considering District Planning through the ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project as we look at how to improve our planning system.
Want to find out more?
Visit the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate website for more background project information.
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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