Breaking News – Over 55 Development

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Breaking News – Over 55 Development

The ACT Minister for Planning has announced that the Government has agreed to a final Integrated Plan for the Red Hill Nature Reserve and Surrounds. This final approved plan includes a number of provisions relevant to Federal. Implementation of the plan will include variations to the ACT Territory Plan for the Federal Golf Course site.

The provisions include a 125 unit retirement village on the southern portion of the site with access from Kitchener Street and retaining access to the golf club via Gowrie Drive.

A copy of the Minister for Planning’s press release is attached setting out the provisions of the Government’s approval of the final plan.

The draft Red Hill Integrated Plan was a very thorough piece of work which included wide ranging input from multiple agencies and community groups. The Club acknowledges the many contributions to this study and looks forward to continuing close contact with community groups as we work through the implementation of the Plan towards a Development Application.

This is a very important and pleasing day for the future of our Club. The Over 55 Development provides for our water and financial security, replaces ageing course and clubhouse infrastructure, improves course and practice facilities and provides much improved facilities for the local community including the ability to downsize and age in place in a beautiful environment. It secures our Club for the whole community.

Next steps with our Over 55 Development partner, Mbark, will involve consultation with the Government’s Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) on implementation arrangements and preparation of a Development Application for the Over 55 Village and associated course changes working closely with Club members and the local community and based on the approved provisions contained in the Final Red Hill Integrated Plan.

Much more news and discussions to be had in the days ahead.


Bob Correll

Chair of the Board Development Committee.


Click here to read the Media Release.

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