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7800 new dwellings part of transformation

By Staff Reporter
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Canberra’s Tuggeranong town centre is set to undergo a transformation that will improve pedestrian access and include an extra 7800 housing dwellings, according to the newly released Tuggeranong town centre master plan.

Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the plan will make Tuggeranong a unique location to live and work.

"This plan sets out a direction that will create the opportunity for a more sustainable urban lifestyle close to some of Canberra's best natural landscapes," Mr Corbell said.

"Up to 7800 new dwellings in the town centre are recommended to support the viability of existing retail and other services and facilities in the centre and the plan recommends better connections to the valley's unique landscape by improving pedestrian access to the lake, and protecting views to surrounding hills and mountains.

"One of the key features is turning Soward Way into a people friendly boulevard, encouraging Anketell St to continue to grow as one of the town's attractions in being a vibrant pedestrian friendly street, and with strong connections to the lake and retail areas,” he said.

The Government is proposing to relocate the bus station in Tuggeranong to a more central location on Reed Street to incorporate these public transport services into the centre of the busy retail and residential area.

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