Minister for Planning and Land Management Mick Gentleman today launched community engagement on the draft East Lake Place Plan, which will help shape this important inner south area.
The ACT Government is preparing for the renewal of the East Lake area, with the ‘area of change’ proposed as part of the Inner South District Strategy. Canberrans are invited to have their say on the plan and help shape what the area will look like.
“East Lake offers the opportunity to take an underutilised area of the inner south and transition it into a place with a thriving community. It will be a celebration of its history, people, the environment, and its special connection to the adjacent Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
“This area will offer diverse housing choices, particularly in The Causeway area. In the longer-term, it will look at the proposed mixed-use redevelopment of the railway station precinct as a transport hub.
“Excitingly, it will have sustainable, connected green links, opportunities for community facilities and spaces for play, rest, exercise, and event spaces.
“East Lake will offer opportunities for business, light industry and education, including the CIT campus that could, in the future, connect the ACT innovation sector to industry by providing a hub for skills, innovation and industry.
“The draft Plan caters to many different demographics and interest groups that live and work in and around the East Lake area, and those who may in the future; it is an area which stretches from the eastern end of Kingston Foreshore to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands and from the railway station to the CIT.
“I encourage anyone with an interest in East Lake to visit YourSay Conversations and look at how we can make certain the four distinct precincts capture and celebrate the things that make East Lake special and provide opportunities for positive change for residents and businesses already in the area.
“I would like to thank the many Canberrans who took part in the previous engagement activities and look forward to your comments on the draft East Lake Place Plan,” Minister Gentleman said.
The community was invited to provide input in the first stage, for development of the place plan in July-August 2022. Canberrans are now being offered the opportunity to comment on the draft plan.
The consultation is open on the draft East Lake Place Plan on YourSay Conversations until 18 May 2023.