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Brickworks Conservation Management Plan Approved

Redevelopment of the Canberra Brickworks Precinct is a step closer following approval of the Conservation Management Plan (CMP).

The ACT Heritage Council has now approved the Conservation Management Plan which provides for the conservation and management of the Yarralumla Brickworks and its Railway Remnants for the next five years. 

“Our heritage consultants prepared the Conservation Management Plan in consultation with the ACT Heritage Council over a period of 18 months,” DOMA Senior Development Manager, Alex Moulis said.

“The Brickworks is an important piece of Canberra’s history and we are very excited to be able to incorporate the remaining structures into the precinct design and allow the whole community to access and enjoy this link to the past.” 

Once completed, the 16.1-hectare Canberra Brickworks Precinct in Yarralumla will contain 380 residential dwellings in a mix of houses, terraces and apartments. Most of the existing structures will be retained and repurposed or else left as interesting relics evidencing the industrial history of the site.

“Approval of the CMP is a significant heritage milestone for the redevelopment of the Precinct as it will inform our detailed design,” Mr Moulis said.

DOMA’s proposed design for the adapted heritage core area as an office, dining and wellness precinct has been progressing in parallel with the development of the CMP.

The latest design proposals for the draft Estate Development Plan (EDP) and Heritage Core Area Development were presented to the public in late March 2021. In due course the final EDP and Core Area Development Application will be presented to the public, prior to submitting to the Planning Authority for assessment.

Approvals for the redevelopment are expected mid-2022 with construction of the first stage, including work on the heritage core buildings, beginning soon after.




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