FOI 21-101215 EPSDD Molonglo Stage 2

Molonglo Group Centre, Molonglo Stage 2, Molonglo Valley Planning and Design Framework, August 2011.

The Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning related information is from freedom of information request (FOI 21-101215), released 1 April 2021, from EPSDD. Highlighted here are a mix of 18 documents dated from 2010 to 2019 for the suburbs Coombs, Wright, Molonglo and Denman Prospect. The documents fall mostly in the category estate development plans, planning design frameworks, or a development application.

Molonglo Group Centre is part of Molonglo Valley Stage 2 and will be part of the suburb of Molonglo. Read more here. You cannot build a group centre without all services, including a sewer. This matter is discussed below.

Contents

  1. Documents found here
  2. Denman Prospect staging
  3. Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Planning Design Framework
  4. How wide are the community paths?
  5. Molonglo suburb sewer
  6. Document index

Documents found here

Source: FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.

Any estate development produces many documents that span a decade. The documents are list in chronological order from 2010-2019.

  1. Wright Movement Systems Estate Development Plan, 2010.
  2. Wright Estate Development Plan, May 2010.
  3. Coombs Estate Development Plan, August 2011 and Traffic, June 2011.
  4. Coombs Movement Systems, Estate Development Plan, 2011.
  5. Coombs Residential Development Traffic, June 2011, 14.
  6. Molonglo Valley Planning Design Framework, August 2011.
  7. Denman Prospect Stage 1 Trunk Sewer, June 2012, and Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, 18 September 2014, 93.
  8. Coombs and Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, September 2014.
  9. Denman Prospect, Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Staging Plan, 11 March 2014.
  10. Denman Prospect Stage 1A and 1B Estate Development Plan (EDP), September 2014.
  11. Denman Prospect Stage 1A Movement System,Estate Development Plan, 2014.
  12. Denman Prospect Stage 1A Traffic Report, Sept 2014.
  13. Denman Prospect Stage 1B Indicative Development Plan, Dec 2015.
  14. Denman Prospect Stage 1B Road Details Plan Estate Development Plan, 2016.
  15. Denman Prospect Stage 1B Estate Development Plan, November 2017.
  16. John Gorton Drive Stage 3B Development Application, July 2018.
  17. John Gorton Drive Stage 3B Preliminary Sketch Plans, July 2018.
  18. Whitlam Stage 2 traffic impact assessment, 7 June 2019.

Denman Prospect staging

The staging of Denman Prospect is not well understood. Denman Prospect Stage 1 (made up of 1A and 1B) is completed. The development application for Stage 2 North (Denman North) was released in 2021. The trees have already been felled in this area awaiting construction. The southern section of Stage 2 will follow. Stage 3 will need to await the construction of the John Gorton Drive Bridge that could be finished as early as 2025.

Denman Prospect Stage Plan, Molonglo Valley, 2014
Denman Prospect Stage Plan, Molonglo Valley, 2014. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.

Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Planning Design Framework

The Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Planning Design Framework, August 2011, is one of the most interesting documents because it covers the Molonglo Group Centre area.

How wide are the community paths?

Denman Prospect Stage 1A paths

The community paths are 1.5m (black lines), 2m (purple) or 2.5m (blue) wide in Denman Prospect Stage 1A (south of the Ridge Reserve). The path beside the school on the north side is 3m (green) wide. Minimum bike path widths from the ACT Active Travel Standard (2018) is 3.5m for new estates.

9 Cycle and Pedestrian Systems

9.1 Trunk Paths

A 3.0m wide trunk path is proposed on the southern side of Road 1 along the frontage of the school site. This path provides a linkage to John Gorton Drive, the proposed Molonglo Commercial Centre, and to the Molonglo River further east.

All minor collector roads include 2.5m wide paths on both sides of the road.

Road 14 (ed. green line in on the map below – Goldbloom Street) is intended to be a pedestrian and cyclist priority street creating an east to west link across Denman Prospect. This path will continue through stage 1B to Cravens Creek in the west and John Gorton Drive to the east. The gradients for this path will be 5 percent or less and link to a proposed bus stop on road 27 (Stage 1B) and the open space in stage 1B.

9.2 Intermediate Paths

A 2.0m wide shared path is proposed along one side of all Access Street B’s.

A multi-use path will be provided in the open space along the southern and western perimeter of the Estate. This path will provide links to John Gorton Drive, the Molonglo River, the proposed school sites, Uriarra Road and Stromlo Forest Park. The gradients for this path will be 5 percent or less.

9.3 Minor Paths

Minor paths are provided on both verges of all Access Street A’s and on one side of all Access Street B’s. These paths are all 1.5m wide and are located 1.2m offset from the block boundary in accordance with the typical crosssections for Denman Prospect Stage 1A.

A path network is provided across the entire estate linking all roads directly with open space areas, nature reserves, school(s), and adjacent path networks.

Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, 18 September 2014, 22. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Figure 18 movement network, Molonglo Valley Stage 2, Molonglo Valley Planning Design Framework, August 2011. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Pedestrian/Cycle Priority Streets (green lines). Figure 18 movement network for Denman Prospect Stage 1, Molonglo Valley Stage 2, Molonglo Valley Planning Design Framework, August 2011. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Cycle/Pedestrian Priority Street, Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, 18 September 2014, 9.
Cycle/Pedestrian Priority Street, Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, 18 September 2014, 9. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Cycle Priority Street, Goldbloom Street, 2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A and 1B Estate Development Plan (EDP) plan September 2014
Cycle Priority Street, Goldbloom Street, 2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A and 1B Estate Development Plan (EDP) plan September 2014. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Path widths (concrete) by colour: 1.5m black, 2m purple, 2.5m blue, 3.0m green. Community paths widths, Denman Prospect Stage 1A, Denman Prospect, Molonglo Valley. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.
Path widths (concrete) by colour: 1.5m black, 2m purple, 2.5m blue, 3.0m green. Community paths widths, Denman Prospect Stage 1A, Denman Prospect, Molonglo Valley. FOI 21-101215 EPSDD 21-101215 Molonglo Stage 2 Transport Planning, 1 April 2021.

Coombs community paths

The Coombs community paths are 15.m or 2m wide which makes them generally narrower than those in Denman Prospect. Only the Fred Daly Avenue central corridor has 2m wide paths. All the side streets are only 1.5m width. Minimum bike path widths from the ACT Active Travel Standard (2018) is 3.5m for new estates.

The community paths are 1.5m and 2m wide wide concrete paths i Coombs. Minimum bike path widths from the ACT Active Travel Standard (2018) is 3.5m for new estates.
The community paths are 1.5m (light blue) and 2m (dark blue) wide concrete paths in Coombs. Minimum bike path widths from the ACT Active Travel Standard (2018) is 3.5m for new estates.

Molonglo suburb sewer

You cannot build a suburb without sewer. The suburb of Molonglo falls into three sewer catchment areas. The western catchment is that belonging to Denman Prospect, the southern catchment is that belong to Coombs. The central catchment is neither west (north) or south, and it not clear where it goes.

Molonglo suburb sewer catchments, Molonglo Valley. 2011 Molonglo Valley Planning Design Framework, August 2011, 10.

The southern catchment flows towards Coombs past Holdens Creek Pond (see the red line on the map below).

Molonglo Trunk Sewer and Storm Water Diversion, past Holdens Creek Pond, 7 December 2012.
Molonglo Trunk Sewer and Storm Water Diversion, past Holdens Creek Pond (bottom right), 7 December 2012.

We would expect a trunk sewer connection to the west (Butters Bridge). The FOI 21_52222 The Panel`s Advice, Molonglo Valley First Session (Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds Planning Framework, National Capital Design Review Panel, 11 June 2021, 12) would suggest the sewer currently does not exist and is dependent on the John Gorton drive extension. The staging for Molonglo is below.

Stage 1B
(ed. middle area either side of John Gorton Drive)
Master Planning for sewer, water supply, stormwater, traffic for Stage 2. Construction of sewer and stormwater through Stage 2. Master planning for future road connections to Stage 2 and 4. Interim WSUD/OSD requirements for section draining to Pond A in Stage 4. Significant excess spoil material.

Stage 2
(ed. far western corner – left)
Extension of John Gorton Drive.

Stage 3
(ed. top corner)
Extension of John Gorton Drive. Connection of sewer to the west of John Gorton Drive. Extension of Extra Low Pressure Zone water main from Western Low Pressure Zone. Significant excess spoil material.

FOI 21-52222 The Panel`s Advice, Molonglo Valley First Session, Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds Planning Framework, National Capital Design Review Panel, 11 June 2021, 12.
Stage 3 is at the top, stage, 1A at the bottom, stage 2 in the far west (left) and Stage 5 in the far east (left). Staging of the Molonglo Group Centre and the suburb of Molonglo. FOI 21_52222 The Panel`s Advice, Molonglo Valley First Session, Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds Planning Framework, National Capital Design Review Panel, 11 June 2021, 12.
Stage 3 is at the top, stage, 1A at the bottom, stage 2 in the far west (left) and Stage 5 in the far east (left). Staging of the Molonglo Group Centre and the suburb of Molonglo. FOI 21-52222 The Panel`s Advice, Molonglo Valley First Session, Molonglo Group Centre and Surrounds Planning Framework, National Capital Design Review Panel, 11 June 2021, 12.

Document index

The documents are list in the order from oldest to newest by the year in which they where published.

2010 Wright EDP Movement Systems, Estate Development Plan, 2010

2010 Wright Estate Development Plan, May 2010

2011 Coombs Estate Development Plan, August 2011, and Traffic June 2011

2011 Coombs Movement Systems, Estate Development Plan

2011 Coombs Residential Development Traffic, starts 14, June 2011

2011 Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Planning Design Framework, August 2011

2012 Denman Prospect Stage 1 Trunk Sewer and 2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan

2014 Coombs and Denman Prospect Stage 1A Estate Development Plan, September 2014

2014 Denman Prospect Molonglo Valley Stage 2 Staging Plan, 11 March 2014

2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A and 1B Estate Development Plan, September 2014

2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A Movement System, Estate Development Plan

2014 Denman Prospect Stage 1A Traffic Report, Sept 2014

2015 Denman Prospect Stage 1B Indicative Development Plan, Dec 2015

2016 Denman Prospect Stage 1B Road Details Plan Estate Development Plan, 2016

2017 Denman Prospect Stage 1B Estate Development Plan, November 2017

2018 John Gorton Drive Stage 3B Development Application, July  2018

2018 John Gorton Drive Stage 3B Preliminary Sketch Plans, July  2018

2019 Whitlam Stage 2 traffic impact assessment, 7 June 2019

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