Molonglo Valley Community Forum highlights

Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Two presentations, one from the ACT Government Suburban Land Agency and the second from Capital Estate Developments who are responsible for developing Denman Prospect. Images from the slide pack.

ACT Suburban Land Agency

ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

The ACT Suburban Land Agency works for the ACT Government, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD). The EPSDD gives the marching orders.

Where do we fit? ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Where do we fit? ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Everybody wants to know about this playground in Coombs. The Edgeworth Parade Playspace is about two years in the making and on the third iteration. The Ridgeline Playground has now decided to add toilets. In the last planning iteration for the Edgeworth Parade Playspace, it was decided to take them out. Wisdom shall prevail, eventually.

Current SLA Activities in Molonglo. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Current SLA Activities in Molonglo. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Three projects are mentioned here, but only the first two are important. The bike path under John Gorton Drive to Evelyn Scott School has been discussed on canberra.bike. Crossing busy roads is always important for vulnerable road users. A bridge to connect the bike path from Civic to Coombs is important and long-awaited. Pleasing, it now appears that it will be finished. The Suburban Land Agency is planning to build it with their own budget rather than leaving for TCCS.

Other SLA Activities in Molonglo. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Other SLA Activities in Molonglo. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

All four stages are shown for Whitlam on this map. Stage 3 is awaiting approval. Stage 4 is for later.

Whitlam update. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Whitlam update. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

The north side of the Molonglo Valley – known as Molonglo Stage 3 – has only just begun with the construction of the Whitlam estate. It will likely not be completed until 2040.

Progress report, Molonglo Valley. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Progress report, Molonglo Valley. ACT Government Suburban Land Agency presentation, Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Capital Estate Developments

The popup playground is noticeable in the parking area on the left. It is only temporary until the local playground is built.

Denman Village Shops, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Denman Village Shops, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Community Centres are a big thing in the Molonglo as the general onion is there is nowhere near enough.

Denman Village Community Centre, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Denman Village Community Centre, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

Denman Prospect is only half finished. Denman North (top) is awaiting approval. The bit in the south will come later. There is another 6-8 years work here.

Construction and Land Release Update, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021
Construction and Land Release Update, Capital Estate Developments. Molonglo Valley Community Forum, 18 March 2021

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