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Thanks for sharing your feedback and ideas on the future use of the Canberra Technology Park site in Watson.

Feedback received during the consultation is currently being compiled and reviewed. A consultation report will be made available in coming weeks, check back in for updates.


How to have YourSay:

This consultation is now closed for comment.

There are a variety of ways for all interested Canberrans to have their say on the future of the Canberra Technology Park site (Block 1, Section 13 Watson).

Share your views by:

  • Taking the quick poll and Canberra Technology Park survey
  • Dropping a comment pin on the interactive map
  • Filling out the survey and sharing your ideas at one of our many community events

We are looking at:

The Canberra Technology Park site, on the corner of Windeyer St and Phillip Avenue is a public asset that was once a high school from 1965 to 1988. Shortly after, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) took over the site and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) and Canberra City Band have been the main tenants at the site. We know this is an important site for many Canberrans, whether it’s because they used to go to Watson High, because they’ve worked at the site, or because they use the oval.

We want to know what you love about the site and what improvements you would like to see if it is redeveloped. Specifically:

  • Do you support the redevelopment and revitalisation of this site as a higher education and enhanced community precinct?
  • What are the most important features of the site that should be included in a new development?
  • Would you support multilevel student accommodation on the site if it preserves more of the available public green space?
  • How could the existing public green space be enhanced?

We will use your views to:

Determine if there is community support for the redevelopment and revitalisation of this site as a higher education and enhanced community precinct, which would include student accommodation and preserve public green space for the whole community to enjoy. If there is support, we will conduct a competitive Request for Tender process with strict criteria around any future use of the site limited to higher education and student accommodation.


Community picnic

Thanks to everyone who shared their ideas on the future site use of the Canberra Technology Park site Sunday 4 March.

Comment on the Map

Make a comment

Choose an area of the Canberra Technology Park to share a memory, make a comment, reflect on how you use the site or what you would like to see improved.

Take the Survey

Canberra Technology Park Survey

Share your thoughts about the future use of Canberra Technology Park.
Do you support the redevelopment and revitalisation of this site as a higher education and enhanced community precinct? Required

This would include student accommodation and preserve public green space for the whole community to enjoy.

Would you prefer that student accommodation is built multilevel to preserve more public green space? Or a lower level building that occupies more of the green public space?

Tell us how you currently use the Canberra Technology Park site.

You have 500 characters left.
How often do you use the site? Required
What features would you like to see included in the public green space at the site?
You have 500 characters left.
What is your age? Required
Gender? Required

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


FAQs

Background

This consultation has been prompted by the need to renew the ageing infrastructure at Canberra Technology Park, and an unsolicited proposal received from The Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE), a tenant at the site since 1997.

The AIE has approached the government to enhance their current operations, transforming the site into a state-of-the-art learning and technology hub over the next 10 years.