Background

Dickson Section 72 has been identified by the ACT Government as a site with a number of opportunities where broader community benefits could be readily realised. The site’s location within 800 metres of major public transport services on Northbourne Avenue adjacent to the Dickson group centre and recreational facilities at the Dickson playing fields make it an important precinct to reconsider its best uses for the community.

We are consulting on the future of the precinct as part of the ACT Government’s commitment to work with the community and service providers to explore options for future uses of Dickson Section 72.

Community aspirations will be a key focus of the renewal ideas for Dickson Section 72. This includes gaining views on:

  • various land uses
  • community services
  • place making
  • landscape, infrastructure and transport requirements; and
  • transport connections to the surrounding area.

The very much loved Dickson Pool will remain and there are no thoughts to relocate this facility. We want to look at how Section 72 can continue to support the community, and how we can capitalise on the opportunities for the site to enhance the area and its amenity for the community.

Building on key messages from previous community engagement

The current planning and community engagement for Dickson Section 72 acknowledges and builds on key outcomes from previous community engagement undertaken in 2015.

Previous messages from the community included:

  • Provide integrated precinct planning for Dickson Section 72, including planning and design controls;
  • Retain community facilities, trees and open spaces in the precinct;
  • Deliver integrated public spaces and walking and cycling network;
  • Investigate alternative funding models for public space upgrades; and
  • Understand the future demand for community facilities.

Join the conversation

We want to hear from you. You can use the below map to add ideas and feedback to contribute to a future plan for this area.

To get started drag the markers, submit your ideas and make as many suggestions as you like. All are welcome and all are appreciated. We will use your feedback to influence a plan for this area.

Online feedback will be open until Friday 16 March 2018.