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Coombs Play Space at Holden’s Creek Pond - Project Update

Project Update: Final Design Specification - February 2020

Thank you to everyone who took part in Stage 2 of the Coombs Play Space consultation. The SLA has now carefully reviewed this feedback and undertaken further due diligence on sporting and play facilities in Coombs, adjacent suburbs and in the future Molonglo Town Centre. The Agency has also considered the various publicly available planning documents that existed at the time of the release of land in Coombs.

Based on this review, a revision to the design will be undertaken consistent with the below specification:

The revised design will not require a development application, however the project will undergo a second preliminary sketch plan phase before progressing through to a final sketch plan, construction documentation and tender, and construction. Sketches and 3D renders of the final design with more details of the final specification will be released publicly once completed. Design and construction timeframes will also be released once confirmed.

Project Update - December 2019

The second round of community engagement for the Coombs Play Space at Holden’s Creek Pond concluded in October 2019 and an independent consultation report has been provided to the Suburban Land Agency.

We are currently incorporating the feedback into our plans and designs for the future play space and anticipate providing an update in January 2020.

Thank you to all those who provided valuable feedback. If you would like to see what was said, please click into the report links:

About the Coombs Play Space at Holden’s Creek Pond

Consistent with the Coombs and North Coombs Estate Development Plans, and the Coombs Landscape Strategy, a Play Space is currently being planned for Edgeworth Parade, adjacent to Holden’s Creek Pond. The Play Space is intended to be an inclusive play space with something of interest for all ages as well as visitors to Holden’s Creek Pond and the Molonglo River Corridor.

In August 2019 the SLA appointed an independent consultancy, Communication Link, to develop and undertake the Stage 2 Engagement with community. This focused on:

  • the views on the draft design within individual stakeholder groups including local residents, existing and future users of Holdens Creek Pond and surrounds and interested community or stakeholder groups,
  • the size, scale and proposed inclusions in the current design, and
  • the application of the new Transport Canberra and City Services standards for Municipal Infrastructure (published in April 2019).

For more information please go to Your Say or contact Suburban Land Agency on 02 6205 0600 or email suburbanland@act.gov.au

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