Woden and Mawson master plans

The Woden Town Centre Master Plan and Mawson Group Centre Master Plan were prepared in response to actions outlined in the ACT Planning Strategy (2012) that identified the need to review the Woden Master Plan (2004) and prepare a master plan for the Mawson group centre, inclusive of the Athllon Drive corridor, to initiate development that would support strategies for active travel and rapid public transport along Athllon Drive and support the ACT Planning Strategy.

The two centres were initially considered together so that a wide range of strategic planning issues and the relationships between the two centres could be better understood. Separate master plans were prepared because each centre has its own community interests, characteristics and challenges.

See summaries of the master plans:


Stage 1 consultation

The first stage of consultation (21 February to 4 April 2014) informed the public and businesses about the master planning project through the release of a discussion paper and information posters.

Feedback was gathered through the use of poster displays, feedback forms, 'meet the planners' sessions, lessees and traders meetings, individual submissions, meetings with individual stakeholders and government interagency meetings for both centres. As a result of this consultation the following reports were released in October 2014:

Stage 2 consultation

The second stage consultation (29 January to 15 March 2015) sought feedback on Woden Town Centre Draft Master Plan and the Mawson Group Centre Draft Master Plan.

During the consultation, information was made available online, via poster displays at the Westfield shopping centre, in the Mawson group centre, in the Woden Library, and several ‘meet the planners’ sessions.

Community feedback, industry input, and expert planning studies were used to shape the final master plans for the Woden town centre and the Mawson group centre, which were released in November 2015.

Following the master plan process, variations to the Territory Plan are being developed to implement the recommendations of the master plans.