Proposed sale and redevelopment of ANZAC Park East and West, Parkes, ACT

The Australian Government proposes to sell ANZAC Park East (APE) and ANZAC Park West (APW), with the Department of Finance (Finance) managing the proposed sale.

The proposed sale was deemed a controlled action under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) (reference EPBC 2016/7766), due to requirements to demolish and reconstruct the buildings with possible impacts on the buildings’ heritage values as part of the environment of Commonwealth land (sections 26, 27, 27A, and 28 of Part 3 of the EPBC Act).

  • In accordance with section 95(2) of the EPBC Act, public comments were sought by Finance on the referral documentation between 3 December and 23 December 2016. No formal public comments were received. The period for public comment is now closed.

The referral documentation considers the impacts of the proposed sale of the APE and APW buildings, with conditions for redevelopment in an aim to reinvigorate and activate the surrounding precinct. The Commonwealth’s approach to market will not exclude the option that a purchaser may propose the refurbishment of the existing buildings. The ANZAC Park West Cafeteria is to be retained. Note that the EPBC Act assessment is by preliminary documentation.

The referral application is also available on the Department of the Environment and Energy website, filter by reference number 2016/7766.

The documentation can also be viewed at the following locations until 28 February 2017:

  • Civic Library – Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2600;
  • Gungahlin Library – Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Gungahlin ACT 2912;
  • Tuggeranong Library – Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong ACT 2900; and
  • Department of the Environment and Energy – 51 Allara street Civic, ACT, 2600.

Last updated: 19 January 2017