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A group of Canberra CBD residents have requested more detailed plans and additional time to share their feedback on a proposed Geocon development on Allara Street which, when completed, would include approximately 350 new homes. A community consultation process is underway for the 70 Allara Street project before planning permission is submitted to the National Capital Authority. However, residents and owners of the neighboring Forum apartments have called for an extension of the consultation period to ensure they have enough time to view the designs and provide informed comments. OTHER PROPERTY NEWS: Purdon Planning, which is leading the consultation on behalf of Geocon, has scheduled two community consultations, one on December 15, 2021 and the other on January 20, 2022. Canberra consultant Tania Parkes has been commissioned by the Forum Owners Corporation to conduct the consultation respond to the suggestion. She said the owners of the 117-apartment complex weren’t given enough material to provide feedback on possible factors like traffic, shading, views or privacy. “That’s all in the Christmas/New Year period, which isn’t very helpful for the advice and mostly because they haven’t been provided with studies on traffic or visual corridors or overshadowing or any of that information,” she said. “At the initial consultation we asked about the studies and asked for sufficient time for the consultation and to date they have not contacted us [Friday] Tomorrow.” Ms Parkes said residents were aware the site was likely to be developed but expected a more thorough consultation process if that happened. “They always knew there would be some kind of development on this site, but this is much larger than they anticipated and has the potential to overshadow their building and residences on two of the four sides of the development,” she said new entrance, which is located in the immediate vicinity of the Forum entrance. “…but we haven’t seen traffic studies,” she said. Nick Georgalis, founder and chief executive officer of Geocon, said the development will “bring much-needed housing stock to Canberra City.” Form a DA template to be approved by the relevant authorities, in the case of the NCA,” he said. Ms Parkes told residents “just wa not be able to provide an informed comment”. “There’s always room for negotiation and improvement, but if there’s not a proper, real conversation, I’m not sure how that can happen,” she said. Our journalists work hard to bring local, breaking news to the community. To continue accessing our trusted content:

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January 15, 2022 – 5:30 am

A group of Canberra CBD residents have requested more detailed plans and additional time to share their feedback on a proposed Geocon development on Allara Street which, when completed, would include approximately 350 new homes.

A community consultation process is underway for the 70 Allara Street project before planning permission is submitted to the National Capital Authority.

However, residents and owners of the neighboring Forum apartments have called for an extension of the consultation period to ensure they have enough time to view the designs and provide informed comments.

Purdon Planning, which is leading the consultation on behalf of Geocon, has scheduled two community consultations, one on December 15, 2021 and the other on January 20, 2022.

Canberra consultant Tania Parkes has been hired by the Forum Owners Corporation to respond to the proposal.

She said the owners of the 117-apartment complex weren’t given enough material to provide feedback on possible factors such as traffic, shading, views or privacy.

“That’s all in the Christmas/New Year period, which isn’t very helpful for the advice and mostly because they haven’t been provided with studies on traffic or visual corridors or overshadowing or any of that information,” she said.

“At the initial consultation we asked about the studies and asked for sufficient time for the consultation and to date they have not contacted us [Friday] Tomorrow.”

Ms Parkes said residents were aware the site was likely to be developed but expected a more thorough consultation process if that was the case.

“They always knew there would be some form of development on this site, but this is much larger than they anticipated and has the potential to overshadow their building and residences on two of the four sides of the development,” he said she .

The planning documents indicate that the development would include three buildings adjacent to the Forum Apartments.  Image: Purdon Planning

The planning documents indicate that the development would include three buildings adjacent to the Forum Apartments. Image: Purdon Planning

Ms Parkes said local residents also had concerns about the “extremely high volume of traffic” that would use the new driveway, which is in close proximity to the Forum’s entrance.

“…but we haven’t seen any traffic studies,” she said.

Nick Georgalis, Founder and CEO of Geocon, said the development will “bring much needed housing stock to Canberra City”.

“As with any development, issues such as shadowing and traffic will form our DA submission, which will need to be approved by the relevant authorities, in the case of the NCA,” he said.

Ms Parkes said residents “just want to be able to make informed comments”.

“There’s always room for negotiation and improvement, but if there’s not a proper, real conversation, I’m not sure how that can happen,” she said.

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