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.
Update 24 February 2022 – Coombs and Wright Village
Stage 1 tender is closed. Stage 2 about to be released. SLA hope to announce the successful developers by August 2022. The best case scenario is that construction begins around mid 2023.
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 programCoombs 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 aCoombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework, page 7
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 & Wright Vision and Place Principles
The red block (number 6) in the map below is the community centre.