ACAT refuses Coles development application in Dickson

Sladic & Anor v ACT Planning and Land Authority; Charter Hall Retail Reit & Ors v ACT Planning and Land Authority (Administrative Review) [2018] ACAT 38

In March, the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal reviewed a decision to approve a mixed-purpose development in the Dickson retail area. The proposal included a redevelopment of the Woolworths car park to make way for a Coles shopping outlet. The Tribunal found that the proposed development did not meet the criteria to provide an efficient, safe and attractive urban environment. Concerns were raised in relation to traffic and pedestrian safety, and in the preservation of the heritage listed Dickson Library. There was some controversy however, relating to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal and the authority to review certain aspects of the proposal. More information can be found here.  


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