Community panel to provide input to Federal Golf Club proposal

Released 03/08/2017

The ACT Government will employ a community panel to consider options for development on the Federal Golf Club site in Red Hill Acting Deputy Director-General for the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Brett Phillips said today.

“The golf club has a proposal to build a residential over 55’s development on their site in Red Hill,” Mr Phillips said.

The purpose of the panel is to bring together the club, their developer and representatives from the community to investigate options for development on the site.

Previous proposals have raised concerns from the community, particularly about vegetation on the site and the appropriateness of residential development.

The panel will consist of representatives from the community, the club and experts from ACT Heritage and the Canberra Business Chamber.

“The planning and land authority has invited community organisations and groups who have an interest in the site to participate in the panel process to ensure the ACT Government and developer fully understands and considers community concerns,” Mr Phillips said.

“Residential development on the golf course would require a development application, lease variation and likely Territory Plan change so at this early stage we want to get all the available information we can to guide both the community and the developer,” Mr Phillips said.

The community panel will be chaired by Brett Phillips and will meet for the first time tonight.

Full details of the composition of the panel are available at

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