Next stage of Red Hill renewal project about to begin

Released 25/07/2017

Deputy Director-General of the Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Brett Phillips announced today that the next stage of the revitalisation of the former Red Hill public housing precinct is on track, with demolition work set to begin in early August.

“Demolition of the existing buildings will start next week and is the next step of the redevelopment of this important site,” Mr Phillips said.

“We have worked closely with representatives of the Red Hill community, including local business owners and resident groups, to develop the future plan for this site. Community consultation included four community workshops between June and December 2016 which informed the design of the plan.

“The final approved Estate Development Plan sets out the subdivision layout and block sizes of the development, as well as height limits for each area, which are lower in some cases than what is permitted by the Territory Plan.

“The development site will yield a maximum of 252 dwellings, consisting of 108 single dwelling sites and four multi-unit sites. A key focus has been maintaining the character of the area with six green spaces at the heart of the precinct, connected by a pedestrian network that enables immediate and surrounding residents to move around the site.

“A feature of the plan is Lady Nelson Park as the central focus of the community which will add to the area’s landscaping and greenery.”

Mr Phillips said the demolition of the old public housing blocks, which is expected to start at the beginning of August, will allow the site to be sold.

“As part of the approved development application for the demolition, measures have been put in place to limit any impact on residents, including defined working hours, management of dust, restricting all contractor parking to the site, and truck movement routes,” Mr Phillips said.

“The first stage of the work will involve the removal of hazardous material using specialist contractors before proceeding to structural demolition. Demolition works are expected to be completed by March 2018. Local residents will be regularly updated on the progress of the works.”

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