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Report
Alice Springs CBD Review
Workshops 4 – 5
December 2014
www.planningcommission.nt.gov.au
Alice Springs CBD Review
AGENDA
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Welcome and acknowledgement of Country
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Introduction
3.
Alice Springs Fly Through Presentation
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Key Points for Discussion
a)
The Review Area
b)
Structural Changes in the Alice Springs CBD
c)
Quality Design Outcomes
d)
Building Height
e)
Key Views and Vistas
5.
Summary
6.
Making a Submission
7.
Next Steps
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Introductions
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Gary Nairn – Chairman, NT Planning Commission
Ken Johnson – NT Planning Commission member
Steve Thorne – Urban Design Consultant
Peter Somerville – Manager, Planning & Development
DLPE (Alice Springs)
• Mark Meldrum – Director, Lands Planning DLPE
• Kirra Cox – Planning & Development Officer, DLPE (Alice Springs)
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The Review Area
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The Town
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traditionally been defined
as the area shown.
• Should other areas be
considered?
• Should some areas
shown not be
considered?
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Structural
Changes
in the
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Springs CBD
• What places in the CBD can provide
guidance about appropriate built form and
design parameters for future development?
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Quality Design Outcomes
Building height should not be viewed in isolation of other aspects of
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building design.
• Roofs are highly visible from lookouts; roof gardens or terraces
may be options to soften the visual impact of roofs. What issues
need to be considered in roof gardens?
• What should the minimum building setback be for new 5 and 8
storey buildings?
• What issues are associated with activating the street as part of
new buildings?
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Options canvassed in the Discussion Paper suggest building heights
between 5 – 8 storeys in certain CBD locations
• What should the maximum height limit be in Alice CBD?
• What should be the height of new buildings adjacent to heritage
places?
• What conditions could be applied to increased height limits?
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Key Views and Vistas
The key views that need
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to be protected are of
the MacDonnell ranges,
Billy Goat Hill and Annie
Meyer Hill (as viewed
from ANZAC Hill).
• Are there other key
views or vistas not
addressed?
• Are views of the Todd
River from street level
as important as views
of hills from lookouts?
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Summary of Workshop feedback
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Making a Submission
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• Email to [email protected]
• Mail to NT Planning Commission
GPO Box 1680, DARWIN NT 0801
• In person at DLPE office, Greenwell Building, Alice
Springs
By Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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Next Steps
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• The Planning Commission will consider the feedback and
submissions provided during the exhibition period
• The Built Form Guidelines (as amended) and an accompanying
report will be provided to the Minister for Lands, Planning and
the Environment in early 2015, requesting he consider
amending the Planning Scheme to incorporate the Built Form
Guidelines.
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Thank you for attending the
workshop

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