Italo-Australian Club proposed redevelopment close for comments 5 October 2016

The Forrest Residents Group has written to the ACT Government on 5 September 2016, to object to the proposed redevelopment of the site of the former Italo-Australian Club at 78 Franklin Street (9/19 Forrest).

On 21 September 2016, the Forrest Residents Group indicated that the deadline for public comment on this proposed development has been extended until 5 October 2016. Continue reading

Yarralumla Brickworks residential development update

From the Yarralumla Residents Association Newsletter 22 September 2016

The tender documents should be ready to give to the short listed proponents by late October/early November with a current target date for selection of a ‘preferred’ tenderer of April 2017. While the Brickworks Community Panel will continue to meet with the LDA and the proponents during the coming months, we (the YRA) have been assured that there will be broad community consultation when the preferred tenderer is working on an Estate Development Plan in the second half of 2017. The final approval of the Estate Development Plan is targeted for mid-2018.

Heritage values being trashed in the rush to redevelop Inner South

Canberra Times 12 September 2016

By Graham Carter, National Trust(ACT)

Manuka Oval is an important heritage-listed site and the National Trust (ACT) supports the ACT government’s decision to reject the massive redevelopment proposed by a consortium comprising Grocon and the GWS Giants Football club. The site includes the oval, caretaker’s cottage and setting, grandstands, seating areas, practice areas, parts of road verge and surrounding landscape areas. Continue reading