The site is zoned RZ5 – High Density Residential under the Territory Plan and is further controlled by the Griffith Precinct Code.
The site is subject to the planning controls within the Griffith Precinct Code, specifically the RC2 controls. Buildings in this area must be “predominantly 3 storeys, with a maximum height of 4 storeys only where it is not the dominant feature of a street frontage”. The RZ5 zoning permits high density development. Several properties in the surrounding area have already been developed to a similar level of density.
The size, shape and topography of the site supports a high density residential development with a variety of dwelling types.
The permitted use under the Crown Lease is residential. The proposed development comprises delivery of 76 residential apartments in accordance with the Griffith Precinct Code.
The proposed development responds to local demand for accommodation for a variety of different demographics. The project will offer dwelling types suitable for singles, young professionals, families and active older residents seeking to downsize.
The proposed development will include:
- A boutique residential building of 4 Levels in accordance with the Griffith Precinct Map and Code
- A building form that sets back at the top floor so that the building has a soft presence to the street frontage
- Landscaped open spaces
- Basement car parking including garages for larger apartments
We have responded to queries regarding the proposed development below and will continue to add to the Q&A section as the consultation progresses.
How many units will be delivered on the site?
76 apartments will be delivered across the site in accordance with the allowable uses under the Crown Lease and the Griffith Precinct Code.
What is the proposed unit mix?
The proposed unit mix will be approximately:
- 16% 3 bedroom apartments
- 63% 2 bedroom apartments
- 21% 1 bedroom apartments
How many car parks will be provided?
Car parking will be provided to meet the requirements of the Parking and Vehicular Access General Code: https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/DownloadFile/ni/2008-27/copy/99551/PDF/2008-27.PDF
Minimum car parking provisions will be as follows:
1 bedroom apartment: 1 car space
2 bedroom apartment: 1.5 cars per 2 bed apartment
3 bedroom apartment: 2 car spaces
Visitor car spaces: 1 per 4 dwellings, totalling 19 spaces provided on site or within 100 metres of site.
Where will the driveway be located?
We are proposing to remove two of the existing driveways to 52 & 54 Leichhardt Street and to utilise the existing driveway location of 56 Leichhardt Street for access to the site.
Will the development be undertaken in stages?
No, it is proposed that the development will be undertaken in 1 stage.
Will there be any Commercial in the development?
No, this is a residential development.