Draft variation to the Territory Plan for the Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports development in Woden and welcomes the certainty that the updated Precinct Codes bring to developers and the community.

We are currently reviewing the documents and will let you know if there are any matters that should be brought to the community’s attention.

Building heights – in the CZ1 Core, the Code provides for 24 storeys (+4 where the building height hierarchy is maintained and development is close to public transport). Many residents will support this height throughout this area, however some may be concerned about the impact on scale and shadowing when these buildings are sited on the boundary of the Woden Square.

Community facilities – we note that the outcomes of the following Budget measures have not been implemented in the draft code:

  • 2012-13 – prefeasibility study and design for a community centre, the report has not been released and the draft Code does not provide for a community centre; and
  • 2015-16 – opportunities to provide a CIT in the Woden Town Square, a CIT has not been provided for.
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