Housing Project Goes Ahead


ACT Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman has signed off on a development proposal for building nine supported housing units in Ainslie.

The housing will accommodate vulnerable women who have experienced domestic, and family violence.

The project’s proposal was initially lodged in November 2020, by the YWCA, who had proposed ten units be built.

After its proposal was initially overturned by the independent planning, and land authority, the YWCA revised the project to include nine units in 2021.

“After careful consideration of the concerns raised by members of the community, I have used my call-in powers to approve this project and enable construction of these supported housing units to begin as soon as possible,” Mr Gentleman said.

He said the government has imposed some conditions, including, measures to safeguard protected trees on the site, and the adjacent park.

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