Project status: In progress

Help us to create a Place Design Brief for land release sites in the Belconnen Town Centre.

How to have YourSay:

There are currently no open consultation channels for this project, so if you have any comments or questions please contact us.

For more information about the project and its background, explore the We are looking at page.

Project Update: Phase 2 Co-Design

The Suburban Land Agency has recently completed the second phase of public and stakeholder engagement (Co-Design) and would like to thank everyone who contributed. The outcomes of that engagement will be available soon.

During consultation, the community had the opportunity to share ideas and feedback by:

  • Participating in an open online survey on YourSay between 17 February - 26 March 2021; and/or
  • Attending the below workshops:
    • Online Community Co-Design Workshop on Tuesday, 9 March 2021
    • Stakeholder Co-Design Workshop on Thursday, 11 March 2021
    • After School Care Workshop on Thursday, 11 March 2021
    • Young People Open ‘Co-Design’ Workshop on Friday, 12 March 2021
    • Community ‘Co-Design’ Workshop on Saturday, 13 March 2021
    • Property Industry Workshop on 17 March 2021

Phase 1 Engagement Outcomes

The Suburban Land Agency completed the first phase of community and stakeholder engagement (Discover) in December 2020. You can read the full report and see at a glance what we heard from community at these links here:

Outcomes from the first phase of engagement are being used to inform the draft vision and themes for the second phase of engagement - the co-design of the Place Design Brief for the land release sites.

Specific engagement with Ngunnawal Traditional Owners and stakeholders is being undertaken with the assistance of a specialist consultant. SLA is committed to undertaking a meaningful engagement with the Ngunnawal Traditional Owners and stakeholders and will be guided by them to ensure their knowledge captures the unique social, spiritual, and historical connection to place as part of the engagement, land release and development process.

To see the Statement of Cultural Significance for Belconnen Town Centre, please click here:

As a result of the first stage of engagement, a draft vision statement - a 'Place Proposition' - and four draft place themes for the renewal precincts have emerged with the aim of co-designing further specific place objectives and opportunities for the precincts with the community so they can guide future development.

Draft Place Proposition

“Redevelopment of the land release sites in the Belconnen Town Centre will reactivate and humanise the urban area with local experiences, moments of beauty, intimate and green places, opportunity for play and walkable connections.”

The following draft place themes support the realisation of the Place Proposition. They describe what place character needs to be preserved or enhanced as part of the development of the land release sites in the Belconnen Town Centre to achieve the place proposition.

Draft Place Themes

Theme 1

A fine-grained network of walkable connections throughout, around and between the land release sites.

Theme 2

A network of green and lively open spaces.

Theme 3

Develop the land release sites in such a way that they give people more reasons to visit and live in Belconnen.

Theme 4

Feel like a local.

We will use your views to:

Your views will help us create a Place Design Brief for the Belconnen Town Centre Land Release Sites.