Community Information Session - Proposed Mixed-Use Development - Blocks 3 & 8 Section 32 (21 & 27 Thynne Street) Bruce As part of the preparation of a Development Application, TP Dynamics - is undertaking a program of community consultation to engage with the neighbouring community and key stakeholders.TP Dynamics invites interested members of the community to attend an information drop-in session to discuss and provide comments on its proposal prior to the submission of a Development Application. The session will be held on-site on the ground floor of the Scrivener Building, 27 Thynne Street Bruce, on Wednesday 21 November from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. For more information,
Further information regarding community consultation process can be found here.
Plans for Wish Stage 1 are currently being assessed by the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate. Planning for Wish Stage 1 involved community engagement with Bruce residents during March 2018.
Blocks 3 and 8 section 32 Bruce, 21 & 27 Thynne Street
Wish 2 is a proposed mixed use development on Thynne Street in Bruce that includes 94 two-storey townhouses and 3 mixed use commercial buildings facing Thynne Street. The two existing blocks will be consolidated into one block creating a new, diverse and exciting urban precinct. The proposed development will replace two existing office buildings and associated car parking at the Southern end of the Dunlop Court office complex.
This proposed development is in keeping with Wish stage 1 and compliments the idea of creating a vibrant mixed use precinct in the heart of Bruce.
The Townhouse development to the rear of the block is proposed to include a mix of two, three and four bedroom dwellings. Each Townhouse will have at least 2 dedicated car parking spaces for each dwelling in the form of either basement or undercroft car parking with direct internal access to the ground floor above. These townhouses will all have their own private courtyards, as well as great connection to communal open spaces including walkways, gardens and a barbeque area. The townhouses will be spread across thirteen building blocks at the rear of the site.
The mixed use buildings will also have 29 two storey Sky terraces on levels 3 and 4. Retail uses and spaces will be in the ground level of the development’s 3 main buildings fronting onto Thynne Street. The three ground-floor commercial spaces can be further divided into smaller shops, which could be used for office or retail services. Basement car parking will also be provided on-site for the Sky terraces and commercial/ Retail spaces.
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As part of its plans to redevelop land on Thynne Street in Bruce, TP Dynamics plans to include a 1,000 square metre supermarket. The residents of Bruce have expressed support for a local supermarket in the area and TP Dynamics are responding to the community’s desire for this development.
The existing Bruce Local Centre (located opposite TP Dynamics’ block) is zoned CZ4 – Local Centre and is zoned for a supermarket. The current Centre includes a small convenience offering, however this development is too small to offer a supermarket of a size that adequately services the retail demand of the growing resident population in Bruce, and this site offers limited opportunity for expansion or redevelopment in the short term.
Bruce residents currently have to travel to other suburbs to meet the vast majority of their retail needs, at least some 3 to 4 kilometres away from Bruce which is inconvenient for these residents. The proposed site at 21-27 Thynne Street is well-placed to be the site of a local supermarket, as it is located immediately opposite the existing Local Centre. However, under the Bruce Precinct Code and the CZ5 - Mixed Use zoning of the TP Dynamics site, development of a larger supermarket on this site is not permitted under the Territory Plan.
A retail study completed for Bruce has found that a supermarket of around 1,000m2 in Bruce would not need to rely on capturing customers from outside the local area in order to trade effectively, and it would be unlikely to impact on the ability of supermarkets in other Centres within Belconnen to continue to trade effectively. While a supermarket will be able to service nearby workers, the main purpose of establishing a supermarket is to service the existing and projected future resident population of Bruce. This will reduce the need of local residents and workers to travel to other suburbs for basic groceries, and allow the option of active travel to access nearby shops.