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Gold Creek Homestead Precinct Development

Gold Creek Homestead

Gold Creek Homestead site now on the market

The Gold Creek Homestead site (Ngunnawal Section 23 Block 109) has been released to the market for sale on 23 June 2020. The Request for Tender (RFT) is asking for innovative concept designs and development proposals in response to the Precinct Development Brief from the Gold Creek Homestead Community and Stakeholder Panel. All tender proposals will be assessed against the community’s brief and other financial and non-financial criteria.

Minimum requirements will apply to the redevelopment of the site, such as a minimum of 5 Green Star Communities Rating, 30% tree canopy cover and 30% permeable surface cover, and a public footpath and cycle link through the site to better connect the local community to the precinct. SLA is looking for innovative proposals from the industry that respect the historic nature of the site and establish a benchmark community precinct. The RFT is closing on 1 October 2020. Further information is available at


The Ngunnawal Gold Creek Homestead (Block 109 Section 23) in Gungahlin was acquired by the ACT Government in 1998. It is bound by Monty Place, Gungahlin Drive and neighbouring residences.

Approximately 8,000m2 of the 4.8ha site is home to the remnant Gold Creek Homestead dating back to 1860.

Today the remnant structures and surrounding gardens of the homestead create a distinct sense of arrival when entering the site, especially apparent through its location within the development area.

Very little of the original homestead building fabric remains. Much of the original cottage has been lost or compromised by unsympathetic modifications and the building is in very poor condition.

The ACT Heritage Council considered several heritage nomination applications in 1999, 2009 and 2018 to register any of the homestead structures, however it found no formal heritage value and therefore no grounds for heritage listing and inclusion on the Heritage Register.

The Suburban Land Agency is facilitating a community engagement process to capture the community values before the site is put to the market.  To do this, an independently facilitated community and stakeholder panel has been formed.

This approach will help Proponents interested in the Tender for the Sale of the Land to formulate a design response for the site that takes into account  community and historic place values and offers a financial return to the Territory for the sale of the site. 

Gold Creek Homestead Map

The Panel

The Gold Creek Homestead Community and Stakeholder Panel process presents an opportunity to capture the place and community values of this historic site so it can be considered and preserved in the future development of the site.

The panel processes will support key community representatives to:

  • articulate clearly the community values of the site and
  • to identify non-financial site objectives and development principles.

The Panel will be working with place planning consultants who are preparing a Precinct Development Brief based on the Panel’s discussion and input.

The community panel is comprised of a diverse mix of local residents and key stakeholders who have expressed interest in helping to determine the future of the Homestead site.

Get involved

There are a number of ways that you can get involved during this project:

  1. Register to stay up to date on the project and related events;
  2. Visit this site frequently to follow the discussion of the Community and Stakeholder Panel;
  3. Send us an email to provide us with your thoughts on how you value the Homestead site and we can forward it to the panel for their consideration.

More Information

Meeting 1: Understand and explore (26 October 2019)

Meeting 2: Test and consider (9 November 2019)

Meeting 3: Consensus report and evaluate (30 November 2019)


EOI for Community Panel open
(17 September - 1 October 2019)

Community & Stakeholder Panel is confirmed
(11 – 18 October 2019)

Meeting 1: Understand and explore
(26 October 2019)

Walking Workshop 1 onsite
(1 November 2019 10am-12 noon)

Walking Workshop 2 onsite
(4 November 2019 5pm – 7pm)

Meeting 2: Test and consider
(9 November 2019)

Meeting 3: Consensus report and evaluate
(30 November 2019)


Please contact the Suburban Land Agency on or by calling (02) 6205 0600.