The size, shape and topography of the site supports a mixed use development with a variety of accommodation types and commercial uses.
The permitted uses under the Crown Lease include:
- multi-unit housing for 414 dwellings (100 units on Block 23, 282 units on Block 24 and 32 units on Block 6),
- boarding house,
- child care centre,
- community activity centre,
- guest house,
- health facility,
- residential care accommodation,
- retirement village and supportive housing
The proposed development responds to local demand for accommodation, health care and child care facilities to support the growing population of the inner south.
The project will offer a variety of dwelling types suitable for singles, young professionals, families and active older residents seeking to downsize.
The proposed development will accord with the permitted uses under the Crown Lease and may include:
- 414 residential dwellings
- A child care centre
- A health facility
- High quality landscaped open spaces
- Basement parking
- Building heights ranging from 3 to 6 Levels in accordance with the Griffith Precinct Map and Code
Morris Property Group is committed to delivering the Stuart Flats Urban Renewal Project in a way that is sensitive to Manuka’s existing character, heritage and enriches the suburb by introducing high-quality architecture.
We are committed to delivering a development that is consistent with the Territory Plan and the Griffith Precinct Code.
We are following the Pre DA Community Consultation Guidelines for Prescribed Developments to ensure meaningful engagement is undertaken in relation to the proposed development prior to lodgement of a Development Application.
This website will provide the following information as part of the Community Consultation process:
- project updates as the concept design progresses
- answers to frequently asked questions
- details of community consultations
- contact details
To submit an enquiry or query in relation to the project please email [email protected]
We will endeavor to engage with interested members of the community through this website, our Facebook Page, letter box drops to the surrounding area and by providing onsite signage.
Please follow our Facebook page http://facebook.com/morrispropertygroup to stay up to date with project progress.
Communtiy Consultation Sessions
We will be undertaking 4 x Community Consultation Sessions at the Griffith Neighbourhood Centre:
– Session 1: Local Business Owners Community Consultation Session. Wednesday 24 July 3pm – 4pm
– Session 2: Local Residents Community Consultation Session. Wednesday 24 July 4pm – 6pm
– Session 3: Local Business Owners Community Consultation Session. Thursday 25 July 3pm – 4pm
– Session 4: Local Residents Community Consultation Session. Thursday 25 July 4pm – 6pm
We invite you to join us at the Community Consultation sessions where we will provide detailed information about the project and respond to any queries you may have.
We have responded to queries regarding the proposed development below.
How many units will be delivered on the site?
414 apartments will be delivered across the three sites in accordance with the allowable uses under the Crown Lease.
Will the proposed commercial uses be in addition to the maximum number of units allowed on site?
Yes the proposed commercial uses will be in addition to the maximum number of units allowable under the Crown Lease.
What is the proposed unit mix?
The proposed unit mix will be approximately:
- 10% – 15% 3 bedroom apartments
- 55% – 60% 2 bedroom apartments
- 30% – 35% 1 bedroom apartments
Should there be more 3 bedroom apartments in the unit mix to cater for downsizers?
Morris Property Group’s experience with recent developments in the inner-south and inner-north provide evidence that there is low demand for 3 bedroom units largely due to the price point. At Kingston Place in Kingston and Governor Place in Barton (Stages 1 and 3) there were less than 10% 3 bedroom units and they were the last to sell.
How many car parks will be provided?
Car parks will be provided in accordance with the Parking and Vehicle Access General Code available for download here > https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/DownloadFile/ni/2008-27/copy/99551/PDF/2008-27.PDF
Car parking provisions are as follows:
1 bedroom apartment: 1 car space
2 bedroom apartment: 2 car spaces for half of the units, 1 car space for half of the units
3 bedroom apartment: 2 car spaces
Child Care Centre: 1 space/centre plus 2 spaces per 15 child care places for employee parking
Plus visitor parking as follows:
2 spaces : < 30 child care spaces
3 spaces : 30-59 child care spaces
4 spaces : 60-90 child care spaces
Plus 1 pick-up/set-down bay per 10 child care places
Health facility: 4 spaces/practitioner
Guest house: 0.5 spaces/employee plus 1 space/guestroom
There is concern that cars will park in the Captain Cook Crescent median strip during construction. How will this be mitigated?
The proposed development will be staged allowing contractors to park on MPG’s vacant sites during the construction process. Contractor car parking will be managed by the construction team and local Council.
Where will the driveways be located?
The driveways proposed in the Indicative Development Plan are as per the design studies provided by the Suburban Land Agency as part of the auction documents. A traffic engineer will be engaged to confirm appropriate driveway locations in consultation with the Territory.
There is concern that shopping trolleys will be left in the verge. How will this be managed?
Upon completion of the development and occupation of the buildings shopping trolleys will be managed by the Body Corporate and the on-site building manager.
Will MPG be upgrading the Light Street Park?
MPG will not be upgrading the Light Street Park however we are aware that the ACT Government is currently investigating a water main upgrade, paths, lighting and an upgrade to the Light Street Park.
Is the telephone exchange being relocated from the neighbouring block?
MPG is not aware of Tesltra’s plans for the relocation or redevelopment of their block adjoining Block 6 Section 43 Griffith.
Will any trees be retained on site?
Yes. We are proposing to retain all verge trees and some of the high quality trees within each of the development sites. We will also be contributing extensive new landscaping to the three sites to enhance the proposed development.
Will the development be staged?
Yes it is proposed that the development will be undertaken in stages.
When will demolition of the Flats occur?
Demolition of the flats has commenced with completion expected in November or December 2019.