Doma Group proposes to redevelop the former Canberra Brickworks site in Yarralumla. The proposed development will consist of parkland, residential, commercial and retail uses, incorporating Canberra Brickworks heritage elements. The project will provide a maximum of 380 residential dwellings, including low density dwelling houses, terraces and apartment buildings, up to a maximum height of three storeys.
The proposed development is divided into four precincts:
- A low-density residential precinct to the east
- A mix of terrace houses, apartments and single dwellings to the south
- A high-density residential precinct to the west
- A combined retail / commercial precinct within existing, re-purposed buildings onsite
The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) details the anticipated environmental impacts of a development, as well as proposing avoidance and mitigation measures. A proponent prepares an EIS to enable decision makers to understand the environmental consequences of a proposed development. The EIS is required to address matters raised in the scoping document for the proposal. More information on the EIS process can be found on the EIS overview page.
A scoping document has now been issued by the planning and land authority for this project (EIS201900047) which outlines the matters to be addressed in the EIS.
The Australian Government determined that this proposal is a controlled action requiring assessment and approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) before it can proceed. This EIS is being assessed by the ACT Government under the assessment bilateral agreement between the Australian Government and ACT Government.
Doma Group is currently preparing a draft EIS to address each matter raised in the scoping document. In accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2007, the draft EIS will be publicly notified here for a minimum of 20 working days once lodged. The public will have an opportunity to view the proposal and make representations at that stage and the proponent is required to address comments on the draft EIS in a revised EIS.