Project status: Open

How to have YourSay

We are inviting those who live, work and visit the Gungahlin Town Centre to have a say on their vision and aspirations for future development in the area. This will help to inform the type, design of future development, what it will look like and the value it will bring to the area.

You can have your say by:

The ACT Government is engaging with the community to assist in developing the area known as Gungahlin Town Centre East. A largely undeveloped area of land that will be released by the Suburban Land Agency (SLA) over the coming years. A place-based approach is being adopted for the area to capture the current and future Gungahlin community’s insights, priorities, and vision for this area. In simple terms the place approach means people first and design second. This community vision will be articulated in a Place Ambition statement and spatially expressed in a more detailed precinct design as set out in a Design and Place Framework.

This project will support the outcomes of the Gungahlin Town Centre planning refresh and aspiration of the new planning system, helping improving line-of-sight from Planning Strategy to development outcomes.

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  • Participate in a community workshop

    Come along and participate in one of two co-creation workshops to explore community’s priorities, ideas and vision for Gungahlin Town Centre East.

    • Wednesday 16 November 2022 – Face to Face Community Workshop
    • Thursday 17 November 2022 – Online Community Workshop

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Over the coming years, the ACT Government will be releasing the remaining land on the eastern side of Gungahlin Town Centre. The 32-hectare Gungahlin Town Centre East precinct is located in the area bounded by Anthony Rolfe Avenue, Manning Clarke Crescent, Camilleri Way, The Valley Ave and Kate Crace.

We are starting this conversation now, before any detailed precinct designs are developed because we want to facilitate a genuine community-led design process. At this stage, any idea is welcome.

What currently inspires and attracts people to live, work and visit Gungahlin, and what might attract people to Gungahlin Town Centre East in the future? Are there amenities you need that aren’t currently available in other parts of Gungahlin? How do you commute and is there are need for additional facilities for the end or beginning of your trip? Are you inspired by what you have seen in other town centres or precincts?

We want the current and future Gungahlin community to inform what this development will look like and the value that it will bring to the area. We will be working with the community over the coming months through the first two stages of this process to develop a Place Ambition and a Design and Place Framework. These documents will be the foundation to support future land releases and development in accordance with the ACT Government Indicative Land Release Program.

Process diagram

Stage 1 - Define a Place Ambition - We are here now!

A Place Ambition captures a community’s desired look, feel and experience of a development project and defines the key outcomes that need to be delivered to create a great place for current and future generations. Through a series of engagement opportunities, the Gungahlin community will define the Place Ambition for GTC-East. The key questions that will be explored with the community include:

  • What inspires and attracts people to live, work and visit the Gungahlin Town Centre today?
  • How can the development of the town centre enable us to live more sustainable and meet the needs of future generations?
  • Are there amenities you need that aren’t currently available in Gungahlin?

Stage 2 (Design and Place Framework) will be informed by the Place Ambition and existing relevant planning controls for Gungahlin Town Centre East. This stage will include the development of a Design and Place Framework which will guide future development within the precinct. Our consultants will be working closely with us and participating in the current engagement activities to ensure your feedback is incorporated into this document as it develops. Whilst these are two distinct stages with clear outputs (the Place Ambition, and Design and Place Framework) the timing will overlap with our engagement activities diving into the development of both documents. As we move through the timeline we will start to explore and test the draft Design and Place Framework.

Stage 3 - Following the completion of the Place Ambition and the Design and Place Framework, land will be released to the market in accordance with the ACT Governments Indicative Land Release Program.

It is envisaged that the Gungahlin Town Centre East will recognise Gungahlin’s diverse multicultural and demographic mix and embrace the Ngunnawal culture and heritage.

We will use your views to

Your views will help to shape a Place Ambition and a Design and Place Framework for the Gungahlin Town Centre East which will guide future land releases and development.