Farrer

Goodwin Farrer Redevelopment Update.

Update . ACAT has determined that the proposed development complies with the Territory Plan in every respect except that Buildings B, D and E need to be reconfigured or redesigned to address non-compliance with Criterion 7(a) of the Community facilities Zone (CFZ). Click image for enlarged version

The Goodwin Farrer redevelopment is currently receiving attention at the ACT Civil & Administrative Tribunal. Woden Valley residents may recall that approval was given on 18 November 2015 to this development at 22 Marshall St Farrer, a development which includes six new buildings of 5 and 6 storeys.

It has a Residential Aged Care Facility but about 75% of the residents will actually live in the associated, independent living, Retirement Village.   The development will be high density, equivalent to RZ 5 zoning.  Most of the 39 representations received were concerned with height, bulk and scale; and the resultant impact upon the low level neighbourhood. Read more …

Development Application: 201527916 Address: 22 MARSHALL STREET, FARRER Block: 10 Section: 7

Applications Secretariat
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Development Application: 201527916
Address: 22 MARSHALL STREET, FARRER
Block: 10 Section: 7

Dear Applications Secretariat,

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) would like to register its objection to the proposed development application 201527916 Goodwin Aged Care redevelopment in

Farrer.  The proposal will see buildings ranging from five and six storeys in height which is out of character with the current neighbouring low scale dwellings. The current community facilities zone (CFZ) development code for which this site is located, recommends buildings heights if within 30 metres of a residential block, at two storeys and in other cases the lesser of four storeys or 15 metres.  This Goodwin proposed development is similar to an RZ5 development zone proposal which should be located closer to a rapid transport corridor and or near a major group centre. Read more …

Presentation by the Goodwin Group on the proposed Farrer redevelopment – Dec 14 Meeting

Established in 1954 and one of Canberra’s largest, the Goodwin Farrer Aged Care is showing its age and requires an upgrade. The proposed improvements include: Independent Living Units, currently numbering some 73, will be increased to around 150-160; Age Care Units, (63 to about 120) all supplemented with  four and five storey apartment buildings.

Application for ReConsideration of Aged Care facility – Development Application 201019424—Block 2 Section 9 Farrer

The WVCC’s Objection to Mandir Ashram’s proposal to increase the capacity of the residential aged care facility from the approved 60-beds to 120-beds, can be seen here »…

OBJECTION TO DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NO 200813312 Block 2 Section 9 Farrer. S197 Amendment

WVCC has lodged an objection to the above development application to amalgamate blocks C and D incorporating four units relocated from block B. The reason for the objection is specified in the attached objection but is primarily due to the scale of the development on the site resulting in a number of unacceptable compromises outlined in the attached.
Read the submission »…

OBJECTION TO DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION NO 200813312 Block 2 Section 9 Farrer. S197 Amendment

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) objects the above development application to amalgamate blocks C and D incorporating four units relocated from block B. The reason for the objection is specified in the attached objection but is primarily due to the scale of the development on the site resulting in a number of unacceptable compromises outlined in the attached.

Farrer Shopping Centre Forward Design Study

Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is undertaking a design study for the future refurbishment of the public spaces at the Farrer Shopping Centre.

Stage 1 consultations for the project have now been completed and a draft Preliminary Sketch Plan has been prepared by the design consultant, Redbox Design Group.

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You are invited to comment on the draft plan and meet with the design and consultation team at the following drop-in session:

Date: Saturday 8 August 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Farrer Shopping Centre

The draft Preliminary Sketch Plans are available for download or alternately are on display at the Farrer Shopping Centre and the Woden Library.

For more information about the Forward Design Study, please contact Lea Durie, Territory and Municipal Services, phone: 6205 1627 or email: Lea.Durie@act.gov.au

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