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History of Section 49 Kingston

The Kingston Arts Precinct was released through a two-stage sales process in October 2015 and represents an exciting time for the ACT Government as a key contributor to its core urban renewal priorities. This site is home to some of Canberra’s oldest buildings including the Kingston Powerhouse, Fitters’ Workshop and Former Transport Depot, it also realises Kingston Foreshore’s cultural vision.

the Arts released Stewart Architecture's Report for Feasibility, Management Models and Design Options on 20 June 2015, during the Canberra Glassworks Winter Glass Market.
The 2013-14 ACT Budget provided $300,000 to progress the development of the Kingston Arts Precinct and allowed the feasibility study to investigate maximising the site for arts and cultural activity.
The feasibility study was commissioned by artsACT in 2014 and is the latest stage in planning the precinct.
You can read the Executive Summary and download the full report here (http://www.arts.act.gov.au/projects/kingston-arts-precinct)

Kingston Arts Precinct Feasibility Study

In June 2015, the Minister for the Arts released Stewart Architecture's Report for Feasibility, Management Models and Design Options.

The feasibility study built on the work of the Kingston Section 49 Master Plan (released in May 2014) and investigates the potential of the site for arts and cultural activity. The 2013-14 ACT Budget provided $300,000 to progress its development.

You can read the Executive Summary and download the full report here.

Kingston Section 49 Master Plan

In May 2014, the Land Development Agency (LDA) released the Kingston Section 49 Master Plan to guide future development in Section 49 Kingston. 

The Master plan illustrates how the area can be developed as a high quality Mixed Use precinct. 

Kingston Section 49 Master Plan

Appendices to Kingston Section 49 Master Plan

  • Appendix 1 - Heritage Strategy (PDF 3.5MB)
  • Appendix 2 - Statement of Heritage Impact (PDF 1.1MB)
  • Appendix 3 - Traffic and Parking Investigations (PDF 9.2MB)
  • Appendix 4 - Design Concepts for Parking Structure (PDF 2.6MB)
  • Appendix 5 - Community and Stakeholder Consultation (PDF 1MB)
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