Gungahlin Town Centre East
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.
Gungahlin Town Centre Refresh and DV364
The Gungahlin Town Centre has grown rapidly in recent years, attracting new residents, businesses and investment, particularly light rail. The centre will continue to grow into the future. According to Australian Bureau of Statistic census data, between 2006 and 2016, the population of the suburb of Gungahlin, which includes the town centre, increased by 2,870 to 6,330 people and all employment increased by 2,450 to 4,100 employees.
To ensure that the town centre’s growth is appropriately managed, a refresh of the centre’s planning framework was undertaken in 2018.
The refresh also responded to a government commitment to undertake a review in response to community concerns about liveability, amenity and types of development including with high density development particularly in the north-western precinct of the town centre.
A new Territory Plan draft variation (DV 364) sets the planning framework to implement the recommendations of the 2018 Gungahlin Planning Refresh, which gives a coherent plan for growth that balances the opportunities for different types of development over coming years.
For more information on this project and the outcomes of this engagement please visit the project page.
The Territory Plan
The Territory Plan sets out the planning policies and rules (via zoning and codes) for land use, building heights and a range of design controls for development within the Gungahlin Town Centre and the Eastern Precinct. All development within the precinct must be comply with these planning provisions.
A main feature of the recently changed Territory Plan provisions is the allocation of two large blocks of land in the centre for large-scale office buildings as well as community facilities and mixed-use development within proximity to the light rail stop. This aims to bolster town centre employment and the night time economy while also providing community facilities within highly accessible central locations close to the light rail stop.
Buildings up to ten storeys will be allowed along the light rail corridor, stepping down to six and three storeys on the town centre fringe. A minimum building height of four storeys will be allowed along Flemington Road and three storeys along the northern side of The Valley Avenue.