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Red Hill Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The ACT Government engaged urban planners RobertsDay to develop an Estate Development Plan (EDP), which outlined the sub-divisions and the block sizes of the development site. The combination of zoning, the technical amendment (2016-08 approved on 07/09/2016 to clarify building heights –) and the EDP influence the type and height of buildings, the character of the area and the design of the public realm.

RobertsDay conducted three workshops with community representatives to influence the design of the EDP.  Representatives from Inner South Community Council, Red Hill Residents Group, Red Hill Action Group, Pedal Power and Red Hill Primary School attended the workshops. 

Download the Workshop Outcomes Report here:
Part 1 of 4 (425KB)
Part 2 of 4 (6.9MB)
Part 3 of 4 (6.8MB)
Part 4 of 4 (6.9MB)

Workshop one, held on 22 June 2016: Participants identified the values, character and elements that make Red Hill unique and contributed ideas on the character, design and use of the public realm. Download the summary, recommendations and Q&As from Workshop 1.

Workshop two, held on 6 July 2016: RobertsDay presented three early EDP concepts based on the information from the first workshop.

  • Shared Amenity (1.6MB) 
    Shared Amenity is designed so that there are views of parks and greenery looking into the development from outside streets, rather than buildings. It retains significant views and trees by locating greenspaces along view corridors. This option provides multiple green spaces for community use and contains a mixture of block sizes throughout the site. Multi-unit sites are located at the bottom of the hill along Discovery Street and Lady Nelson Place.
  • Savannah Model (1.9MB)
    The Savannah Model aims to provide permeability throughout the site through laneways, small plazas and green spaces, with streets running through the laneways to encourage activation of the spaces. This option extends Endeavour Street and Norfolk Street to Discovery Street, improving pedestrian access. Houses face onto small green spaces along these streets and a rear laneway provides access to multi-unit sites at the bottom of the hill, along Lady Nelson Place.
  • Hillside Village (1.2MB)
    The Hillside Village aims to mimic the natural landscape and maximise views for residents by stepping down housing along the slope so that no dwelling blocks the view of another. This option mainly includes blocks for terraces and townhouses, with multi-unit sites along Lady Nelson Place. Additional rear lanes are created across the site which allow for more permeability in and around the site.

Community members were invited to review and provide feedback on each of the above EDP options through an online survey from 12 to 26 July 2016.

Drop-in consultation session, held 7 July, 12-1.30pm outside Manuka Coles: Members of the public were invited to view and provide feedback on the three draft Estate Development Plan options.

Workshop three, held on 21 July 2016: RobertsDay presented a preferred EDP concept to community representatives who asked questions and provided feedback, Overall feedback was that this concept delivered good outcomes for local residents and was reflective of the values and visions identified in Workshop 1.

Drop-in consultation session, held 30 July, 10-11.30am outside Manuka Coles: Members of the public were invited to view and provide feedback on the draft EDP.

Community information Session, held on 9 November 2016: The project team presented the final EDP and outlined how design issues had been resolved since the last community workshop. A proposed landscape design for Lady Nelson Park was also presented.