Project status: Closed

Redeveloping the Red Hill public housing precinct

The ACT Government is redeveloping the Red Hill public housing precinct next to the Red Hill Shops as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative agreement with the Commonwealth Government.

As part of this project the ACT Government engaged urban planners RobertsDay to develop an Estate Development Plan (EDP), which will outline the sub-divisions and the block sizes of the development site. In June and July 2016 RobertsDay conducted three workshops for community members to influence the design of the EDP.

Following five months of technical testing, the project team presented the final EDP to community members on 9 November 2016. In late 2016 it will be submitted as a Development Application to the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate.

Park and Landscape Design

Part of the EDP is a concept landscape design. Thanks to the many community members who provided input into this design through the workshops, surveys and drop-in sessions in June-July 2016.

People listed the following activities for using Lady Nelson Park
People used the following words to describe their ideal Lady Nelson Park:
  • Drink coffee
  • Walk my dog
  • My kids play on children’s play equipment
  • Walk
  • Have a BBQ with family or friends
  • Sit under a tree
  • Leafy
  • Playgrounds
  • Trees
  • Green
  • Walking
  • Dog walking
  • Family oriented

Below are the landscape designs where the community were invited to share their feedback by 2 December 2016.

Feedback on this engagement is now closed. The Estate Development Plan will be submitted in late 2016 and will be notified online for public comment here.

24 November, 2016

Amelia says:

We love the playground design and concept. There are no good playgrounds in red hill, they are all very tired and in need of updating. Having a safe, attractive, engaging play space is very important. Additionally, a nice play to sit and watch children play would be good - including to drink coffee! Now we just need a decent cafe at the shops.

15 November, 2016

Ben says:

The landscape design looks great and I like how it connects from the shops to the park at the back. The existing Red Hill shops need to be upgraded though.

14 November, 2016

k johar says:

The session was informative but some design concepts lacked the character of this beautiful Suburb. The most disturbing was the proposal of single dwelling small blocks allowing 9 metre high dwellings. The height must be reduced to 8 metres from natural ground level so as to match other houses in the area otherwise the street will stand out like a sore thumb. This can be compensated by making the Block size slightly larger. The current layout is acceptable but not the proposed density and height of the dwellings The proposed 22 car parking spots are also inadequate

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