|Land Use Policy|
The objective of the land use policy for this site is to encourage high density residential development, together with appropriate forms of commercial accommodation and other minor commercial uses.
Land Use Policy
The primary land use policy intended for this block is
Other land uses permitted, ancillary to and in association with the primary use, are:
The objective of the land use policy for the sites is to provide an opportunity for the development of mixed use facilities, including office, retail and residential, incorporating a car parking structure and active street frontages.
Principles and Policies
1. Promote a range of land uses including Office, Residential, Retail, Café and Restaurant which contribute to the vibrancy, amenity and convenience of Barton as an attractive place in which to work and live.
2. Provide a prestigious development reflecting the national significance of Barton in the Central National Area.
3. Provide a scale of development commensurate with the location’s accessibility to nearby infrastructure, cultural attractions and parklands and its location within the Central National Area.
4. Promote environmentally sustainable development including increased pedestrian accessibility and public transport use while reducing dependency on private vehicles.
Land Use Policy
Development and redevelopment shall accord with the Detailed Conditions of Planning, Design and Development as set out in Appendix U (Section 6 and Blocks 12 & 13 Section 9 Barton).
Permitted land uses are:
Conditions of Planning, Design and Development:
The objective of the land use policy for these sites is to allow office development in general in addition to National Capital Use purposes to enable the York Park precinct to achieve its maximum potential as an office employment area.
Land Use Policy
The primary land uses permitted are:
The objective for the site is to allow development for National Capital Use in the southern part of the Block and for purposes consistent with protection of the whole heritage listed York Park North Tree Plantation (commonly known as the Oak Plantation) at the northern end of the block, and to include provision for parking, either in basements and/or in a parking structure, and ancillary/small scale retail and personal services at building ground level
Land Use Policy
The primary land uses permitted are:
Other land uses permitted, ancillary to and in association with the primary uses,:
Retail (small scale shop), Personal Services Establishment, Café, Bar and Restaurant at building ground level and within a carpark structure if provided.
Figure 9: The Central National Area (Acton)
The objectives of the land use policy are to:
Land Use Policy
The permitted land uses, subject to a Community Facility (being an educational establishment for Australian National University being part of any development) are:
Other land uses are permitted, ancillary to and in association with the permitted uses.
Figure 13: The Central National Area (Duntroon, Adfa and Campbell Park)
Figure 14: The Central National Area (Fairbairn)
Figure 15: The Central National Area (Diplomatic Areas – Deakin And Yarralumla)
Figure 16: The Central National Area (Diplomatic Area – O’malley)
Figure 17: The Central National Area (Lake Burley Griffin and Foreshores)
The following areas are to be generally available for public recreation and free public access:
For significant recreational events public access restrictions may be imposed in respect of limited parts of the above areas for limited periods and entry fees may be charged for access to those parts set aside for the event, including for the annual Floriade event in Commonwealth Park. In deciding specific proposals the Authority will require continuity of access to the beaches and shores of Lake Burley Griffin and will consider the need for access to other public facilities such as cycle paths, toilets, picnic shelters and children’s playgrounds.
Some Commercial concessions such as refreshments and other facilities for visitors will be allowed in these areas but only when they are compatible with the recreation use.
The policies are to provide parkland with particular landscape character or themes for particular areas so as to achieve a diversity of recreation settings, some of which will be less developed than others.
The north western part of Commonwealth Park will be developed for detailed horticultural display, including a conservatory and walled and scented gardens. Another kiosk refreshment room / restaurant may also be built in Commonwealth Park.
The policy is to allow all users of the Lake access to all its waters and its foreshore (except as may have been agreed under provisions of the Lakes Ordinance) while minimising the problem of conflicting demands. It may therefore be necessary to:
These steps will be considered in the light of any potential conflict of uses and with due consideration for questions of hydraulics and water quality.
In Yarramundi and Tarcoola reaches and in Westlake, the degree of diverse natural shoreline and good water quality are to be maintained. The shoreline macrophyte areas which are important fish and waterbird habitats in Yarramundi Inlet and Nursery Bay are to be protected.
Yarramundi Reach is to accommodate a rowing course as well as other boating. Westlake and West Basin are to remain the main areas for sailing, sailboarding and beachside swimming. Moorings for Yachts are to be provided in selected locations and consideration may be given to constructing a marina in Lotus Bay. The formal national capital character of the Lake as a key element of the Griffin Plan is to be fully expressed in the Central Basin, while East and West Basins are to respond to the architectural character of the central area.
Existing facilities for the floating gate in Yarramundi Inlet (used to operate Scrivener Dam) are to be retained.
Molonglo River is to provide a quiet backwater for boating, fishing and birdwatching. The tree-lined banks and marginal habitats for waterbirds, fish and aquatic mammals are to be protected. Upstream of Dairy Road Bridge, the Molonglo River may be used for power boats and water skiing.
The masses of submerged aquatic plants between Springbank Island and Acton Peninsula are to be controlled and the Lake may be deepened her if necessary. Macrophyte beds in East Basin may be retained as a means of controlling algae.
Ferry wharfs may be provided in various places. Fishing and viewing platforms may also be provided in selected locations.
Development is to be limited to uses related to recreation and tourism and may include commercial concessions for kiosks, refreshment rooms or restaurants, other tourist purposes, and fire facilities, subject to agreements made under the provisions of the Lakes Ordinance. Tourist accommodation will not be permitted at Acton Park or Yarralumla Bay.
The types of use and development are to conform to the Technical and Management Guidelines at Appendix J and will be subject to stringent conditions to ensure that development harmonises with the surrounding areas. In all cases public access to the lakeshore will be preserved.
Development of Part Block 1502 Belconnen is to be limited to a zoo and associated tourist facilities. The development is to be generally screened from the Tuggeranong Parkway with the site having an appropriate open woodland landscape character.
Buildings and structures will be subject to design controls to ensure that they are of high quality complementary to the Lake Burley Griffin western foreshores landscape and are generally unobtrusive when viewed from the Tuggeranong Parkway.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) will require a Master Plan to be submitted and approved before the proposal to perform works is submitted to the NCA.
Yarramundi Reach’s natural shoreline and key wetland waterbird and aquatic mammal breeding habitat in Warrina, Yarramundi and Acacia Inlets will be conserved and protected.
The following sites of significance around the Lake will be given special consideration to protect them in the most appropriate way, and conservation plans will be prepared for key sites:
ACT Hospice Site
Development of the site for the ACT Hospice, on the northern foreshore of East Basin, is to be integrated with the landscape of the foreshore. The landscape of the site should be of an open parkland character consistent with that of Grevillea Park. The plantings near Morshead Drive should be predominantly native as a backdrop to the deciduous trees along the Lake edge. There should be limited views into the site from Menindee Drive with predominant views from the development being to East Basin and the Molonglo River. The site, which is exclusively for the use of the ACT Hospice, is to be set back from the Lake edge to allow for public recreation and free public access along the immediate Lake foreshore. The site is to be the subject of detailed Site Planning, Design and Development Conditions, in accordance with the Guidelines for Lakeshore Development and the Guidelines for Siting of Buildings in the Lake Flood Zone in Appendix J of the Plan set out below. Appendix H, Design and Siting Conditions, is also applicable to development, however, in the event of any contradictions, the Detailed Conditions below take precedence.
Detailed Site Planning, Design and Development Conditions
The foreshore of East Basin is an important landscape vantage-point with emphasis on seasonal landscape effects. Development on the site should therefore be designed to blend with the surrounding environment.
Buildings are to be of a domestic scale and designed to avoid the appearance of a large building mass, when viewed from the Lake and from adjoining land. Buildings are to be single storey construction.
Roof forms are to be flat or gently sloping with a view to keeping the height of the buildings as low as practicable.
Materials and colours selected for buildings should be compatible with the adjoining “Boat House by the Lake” building and be inconspicuous to achieve a high degree of integration with the setting.
Buildings on the site should be positioned as far as practicable away from the adjacent development so that each development appears in its own landscape setting.
Buildings should be sited to ensure that members of the public are not deterred from moving freely through the foreshore public open space.
Parking and Access
Parking areas are to be generally located to the north of the site with a clearly identified safe entry point off Menindee Drive.
Parking for the development is to be provided at a minimum rate of 1 space per bed plus 1 space per staff member.
Service areas are to be located on the northern/eastern side(s) of the development and should be screened from view.
Works designed for the site are to have regard for environmental impacts of the development.
An all weather pedestrian pathway is to be provided and maintained along the southern edge of the site within the public open space reserve. This work is to be carried out at the same time as the first stage of the hospice development.
The landscape treatment is to reflect the seasonal planting scheme applying to the Grevillea Park land with deciduous planting on the site towards the Lake edge and native planting towards the Morshead Drive side of the site.
The existing plantings on the site should be retained as far as practicable. In particular the poplar stand and other plantings adjacent to the “Boat House by the Lake” should be retained as far as practicable, as part of the site landscape.
Site Establishment Works
A site establishment plan is to be provided as part of the application for works approval. That plan is to show where materials are to be stored and how significant existing trees are to be protected throughout the construction phase. The arrangements should minimise any disruption to the general access by the public along the foreshore area and to the operation of the “Boat House by the Lake” restaurant.
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