Status Location Development Design Timing Project updates

Status

Pre-development application.

Location

The site, known as Block 15 Section 56, is approximately 8003m2 and is on Community Facility-zoned land, which permits the development of supportive housing.

The site is bounded by Clive Steele Avenue to the north east, and undeveloped Community Facility-zoned land for the rest of the site.

See map below.

Consultation

On Friday 7 April 2017, the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce held a drop-in information session with the Tuggeranong community about the design of proposed public housing developments in their region.

The Taskforce has compiled the common issues raised by the community, see link to table below, and will provide a response to issues shortly.

Development

Design

The Taskforce is considering designs and layout options for up to 30 two-bedroom dwellings, in a mix of one- and two-storey apartments and townhouses. All dwellings will be Class C adaptable to support tenants living with disability and allow ageing in place.

Further information about the proposal, including why the site is considered suitable, architectural analysis and design concepts is available using the links below. This information will be available at the consultation sessions.

Timing

The Taskforce plans to lodge a DA with the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) for the construction of up to 30 dwellings. Preliminary studies indicate the site is suitable for development and additional geotechnical studies will be completed before the DA is lodged.

If the DA is approved, construction is expected to start in the second half of 2017.

Project updates

DateActivity
14 March 2017 Meeting with the Tuggeranong Community Council
15 March 2017 Distribution of notice to surrounding residents
7 April 2017 Drop-in information session held at Tuggeranong Community Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more general information on Community Facility zoning, supportive housing, and the public housing renewal program.

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Yes. The whole of Block 15 Section 56 will be used for the proposed public housing development (noting that Block 14 and 16 will not form part of the development).

Vehicle access will be via Clive Steele Avenue. Please refer to the Monash Section 56 design concept for more information on where within the site the proposed driveway is to be located.

The site is subject to a ‘1 in 100 year flood’ level. This means that there is some flood risk associated with the nearby waterway. All buildings will have a finished floor level (FFL) that complies with regulatory requirements to protect buildings from flooding. Flood protection measures are proposed along the southern and eastern boundaries of Block 15 to further protect the site from flooding.

Tuggeranong Town Centre is approximately 1.6km from the site, and Erindale Shopping Centre – approximately 2km. An ACTION bus stop is 360m from the site, and there are frequent services (every 15 minutes in peak time and hourly off peak and weekends) to Tuggeranong, Isabella Plains, Chisholm Shops, Gowrie Shops, Erindale, Woden, and an express to City. Monash Primary School (P-6) is approximately 900 metres from the site and Wanniassa High School is approximately 2.7 kilometres from the site.

As part of the public housing renewal program, many tenants will be supported to move home.

Housing ACT and the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce work closely with all public housing tenants to identify the most appropriate replacement housing for each of them, and to develop individual support plans. Some tenants may choose to stay in their current community or to move to an area which better matches their needs and preferences.

The new public housing will be available for all eligible tenants, and will not be limited to those who are moving from the current multi-unit properties nor people with a disability or the elderly.

The Site Investigation Report which was undertaken for the proposed development found that there will be minimal impact on the operation of Clive Steele Avenue.

Public housing tenants have many different needs. Housing ACT (with assistance from community service organisations) will select the tenants on the basis of their suitability for this particular type of development in this area. Housing ACT works closely with all tenants who are being relocated as part of the program to ensure they have access to the support they need when they move home.

The proposed development will require development approval and will need to meet all of the relevant building standards applicable to the site. Consideration is being given to the design to ensure it meets any bushfire-specific requirements.