The 2nd Community engagement meeting on the 19th of February 2018 was constructive with approximately 130 attendees attending the initial update and then large numbers staying on after the presentation to discuss specific details of the project. The discussion involved the delivery team including the Architect, Civil Engineer, Landscape Architect Traffic Engineer and the developer Dimitri Nikias.
There was a general sentiment that the development had listened to some of the concerns previously raised and a positive view of a precinct-based solution that incorporates the Giralang Primary School, and the proposed new Giralang Community Park
The proposed design concepts for the new Giralang Community Park and Giralang Primary School drop-off are being progressed, with a view to these important community infrastructure projects being delivered at the same time as the proposed new shopping centre development.
The design team had a formal pre-application meeting about the project with ACTPLA on the 27th February 2018.
The proposed development remains on track to be lodged for DA approval in March 2018 with a view of the project being opened for Christmas trading in 2019.