Block 11 Section 44 Belconnen - Construction of a Mixed Use Residential Development
Block 11 Section 44 Belconnen – 53 Benjamin Way
6 December 2023
Works Approval – Public Consultation
Construction of a mixed-use residential development. The proposal comprises four, six storey buildings upon three storey podiums. This includes 239 residential apartments and 1,875m2 of ground floor retail tenancies.
The NCA is seeking public comment on the design and quality of the proposal and any issues which the community considers should be considered as part of the NCA’s detailed evaluation of the application.
Locality Plan - Block 11, Section 44, Belconnen
Detail of Proposal
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has received a works approval application for the construction of a mixed-use residential development on Block 11, Section 44, Belconnen.
The proposal includes 239 apartments and 1,875m2 of ground floor retail space.
The Project would include the following key elements:
Demolition of the existing at-grade bitumen car park.
Construction of a building that incorporates a ground floor plane that will accommodate retail floor space, service areas, and vehicular and pedestrian access. Also providing a total of 47 residential car parking spaces and 74 retail car parking spaces, including 3 accessible spaces, with 6 additional on street parks provided along Benjamin Way.
Provision of car parking on Level 1 consisting of 116 residential car parking spaces. With the remainder of the first floor providing residential storage units and mechanical services.
Provision of 15 residential units on level 2.
Provision of 32 residential units as well as a swimming pool, gymnasium and private communal landscape area including two BBQ areas on Level 3.
Provision of residential units on Levels 4-9.
The subject site of the proposed development is located at 53 Benjamin Way (Block 11 Section 44) Belconnen. The site is currently used as an at-grade car park and adjoins the Commonwealth heritage listed Cameron Offices (Place ID105410).
The subject site is located on National Land outside a Designated Area of the National Capital Plan.
Part Four (A) of the National Capital Plan (NCP) provides that Special Requirements apply to National Land outside Designated Areas. Development, including subdivision and leasing proposals, of all National Land not included in a Designated Area of this Plan, are to conform to the Development Control Plans agreed to by the National Capital Authority.
Development Control Plan 171/08/0003 applies to the site.
The plans and supporting documentation for the application can be viewed below.
Have Your Say
The NCA welcomes feedback on this application by 5:00pm Wednesday 6th December 2023. Submissions can be made by email to: WAconsultation@nca.gov.au.