Our Future Intentions Plan consultation has now concluded and the AIE’s Future Intentions Plan has been approved. We will consult with the community again on our detailed development proposals in accordance with the ACT Government’s pre-DA community consultation processes and other statutory DA processes.

We hope our early discussions will help us to create a good relationship together. Through building strong communities of practice first, we should be able to achieve a sustainable, safe, and welcoming campus environment that connects harmoniously with the open urban space.

Don’t be a stranger! We invite you to get to know us early in the process and share your views. Learn more by reading the about page and stay up to date by joining our mailing list.


Opportunities to participate

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES - Pre-Development Application consultations

  • Late 2021

    Stage 1

    Pre-DA Consultation

    Dates to be announced in late 2023.

  • 2022

    Later stages

    Later Stages

    There will be specific consultations for each additional stage of development.

CONCLUDED - Future Intentions Plan consultation

  • Oct 2020

    Step 1

    Monday 30th of November 2020

    Introductory project update presentation to key stakeholder groups - we will outline our consultation process and provide relevant background information.

    Mode: Zoom (via invitation)

    Time: 10:30am

    Session completed

  • Nov 2020

    Step 2

    Tuesday 9th of February 2021

    Consultation Round 1: Present draft concept and collaborate

    Mode: Online Zoom meeting

    Time: 11 am

    Session Completed

  • Feb 2021

    Step 3 - NEW TIMES ADDED!

    Thursday 25th of February 2021

    Consultation Round 2: Present refined concept and collaborate

    Mode: Drop-in sessions at Canberra Technology Park (due to social distancing requirements, please pre-register)

    Time: 3 pm to 5 pm and between 6pm to 8 pm

    Session Completed

  • Mar 2021

    Step 4 - NEW EVENT!

    Saturday 27th of Feb 2021

    Pop-up consultation in the courtyard outside Watson shops.

    Mode: In person

    Time: 10 am to 12 noon

    Session Completed

  • Mar 2021

    Step 5 - NEW EVENT!

    Thursday the 11th of Mach 2021

    Pop-up consultation in the courtyard outside Watson shops.

    Mode: In person

    Time: 5:30 pm  to 7:30 pm

    Session Completed

  • Mar 2021

    Step 6

    Wednesday 24th of Mar 2021

    Consultation Round 3: Report and return feedback opportunity

    Mode: Online Zoom Meeting.

    PRE REGISTER to attend by clicking here . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    TO JOIN THE MEETING: Click on the join link from your confirmation email and enter the Passcode (also provided in the confirmation email).

    Time: 6pm

We are listening to you!

During our Future Intentions Plan consultations, we heard a mixture of things.

Based on the ACT Government’s 2018 Survey and resulting ‘What We Heard Report’ and their Final Report:

85% support for the redevelopment and revitalisation of the site a s a higher education and enhanced community precinct including student accommodation

  • Traffic and Parking is a major concern to residents.
  • There is strong support for higher multi-level student accommodation if it means more green space can be preserved.
  • Strong support to preserve as much open space as possible.
  • Concern over a potential loss of community facilities.

Click hear to view their Final Report.

Based on early input we sought from the National Capital Design review Panel (NCDRP), key elements the AIE should consider include:

  • Tree preservation.
  • Pedestrian and traffic access and movements including parking.
  • The function of the site as a destination in a suburban context and how its use fits within Canberra's broader education and arts community.
  • The incorporation of high-quality landscape and public places.
  • The need to ensure integration with the green space design being undertaken by the ACT Government.

Based on community feedback received to date, we have updated our FAQs which can be viewed on the About page. We also delivered a feedback report to the community on the 24th of March 2021 via an online meeting. A copy of this presentation is provided in the Future Intentions Plan Document Library - see AIE Community Consultation Feedback 24 march 2021.

How are we responding?

We have engaged Tania Parkes Consulting to guide us through the process of properly undertaking a meaningful community consultation process. We responded through a variety of measures which included personal responses, published summary reports and adjusting and finessing our Future Intentions Plan.

We intend to undertake a similar consultation program for Pre-Development Application consultations.

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