The Elvin Group has engaged a multi-disciplined design team to undertake concept design for Kamberra on Federal as a mixed use precinct that contributes beneficially to the northern suburbs of Canberra. We acknowledge the role undertaken by Alastair Swayn who passed away in August 2016 and provided much of the design vision.
Outcomes of recent community engagement undertaken by the National Capital Authority and ACT Government on the Draft National Capital Plan, Northbourne Avenue corridor, proposed light rail and other northside development proposals have informed the team’s thinking for Kamberra, including
- high quality design of appropriate building type and scale with trees and landscaping befitting this important gateway to Canberra
- mixed use development with housing diversity and density that reflects lifecycle needs and the demographic spread of the current and future northside community
- the cumulative impact of development and population increase in the area on local amenity, infrastructure, traffic, ‘rat running’ and car parking
- viability of existing shopping centres if commercial space and like services are provided in the new development in direct competition to the local centre.
The ACT Environment and Planning Directorate has responsibility for planning decisions relating to the site (Block 8 Section 69, Block 18 Section 71 Lyneham).