Coombs and Wright Village: Design and Place Framework

Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework

The Suburban Land Agency has released to tender the Coombs & Wright Village. The village project is a major redress for lack of place making in the Molonglo Valley.

The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) has prepared a Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework to ensure the realisation of a vibrant and successful urban centre that fulfils the community aspirations expressed during recent extensive community engagement program

Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 5

Public Domain Improvements

The most notable changes to Beecroft Street, Steve Irwin Avenue, and Fred Daly Avenue will be the public domain improvements. The street will be reclaimed for pedestrians and cyclists. A community centre is coming – something the local residents have often requested.

As part of the development of these sites the SLA will fund and oversee the construction of a package of major public domain improvements and building of community facilities including:

• The transformation of Steve Irwin and Fred Daly Avenues into a
gracious and pedestrian friendly main street and Beecroft Street into a shared zone as well as the delivering of public plaza fronting Steve Irwin Avenue and a network of lanes
Enhancing Coombs central park with major shade structure and toilets, child play space and a package of off-site works to greatly improve public amenity.
• The construction of a community activity centre on the corner of Fred Daly Avenue and Beecroft Street overlooking the central park. The community activity centre will be made available to community groups under the management and ownership of ACT Property Group.

Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 7

Coombs & Wright Vision and Place Principles

The red block (number 6) in the map below is the community centre.

Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Area of the project. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 17
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Beecroft Street re-imagined with markets, a new community building, canopy café and water-play. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 19
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Fred Daly Avenue re-made. Combining living and working together with parking underground. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 21
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Section 39. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 28.
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
The new public square and laneway opening onto Steve Irwin Avenue. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 33.
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Section 36. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 34.
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 39.
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
Section 21. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 40.
Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework
The potential terraced public courtyard of Section 21, Coombs with new community building in the northern corner. Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 45

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