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Gold Creek Homestead Precinct

Gold Creek Homestead Precinct

Block: 109Section: 23
Location: Ngunnawal, ACT

A place for everyone to enjoy

Lendlease was announced as the preferred tenderer in March 2021 for the Gold Creek Homestead Precinct and has now exchanged contracts for the site with the Suburban Land Agency.

We are committed to achieving the Suburban Land Agency’s intended development outcomes for this important site. The Suburban Land Agency created a Gold Creek Homestead Community and Stakeholder Panel which developed a Precinct Development Brief. The intended development outcomes are based on five themes included in the Precinct Development Brief.

We have refined plans for the precinct within the context of these themes with ongoing community engagement.

As part of our agreement with ACT Government, Lendlease is fulfilling community engagement as the project evolves. 

Three phases of engagement have been completed by Lendlease:

Phase 1 Tender Concepts:
The Preliminary Plan was presented to the community in September 2021 during Phase 1 Tender Concepts engagement.

Phase 2 Concept Plan:
Feedback received in Phase 1 informed refinements to the Concept Plan presented to the community in late October 2021.

Phase 3 Pre Development Application:
Feedback received in Phase 2 informed refinements to the Pre-DA Plan presented to the community in January 2022.

Community feedback from Phase 3 will be reflected in the plan that will be included in the Lendlease Development Application. This is expected to be made in the coming months.

Engagement activities have included the project website, virtual live community engagement sessions, stakeholder meetings (virtual and face-to-face), virtual ideas wall and stakeholder surveys.

Topics of interest to the community have included the following key areas; Residential Aged Care, environment, central homestead precinct facilities, café, parking, flood management, fencing and traffic safety.

Design amendments to address these points have included:

  • Sustainability initiatives including increasing the size of the new water feature and providing a soft edge with plantings to encourage insects and birdlife; provision of light coloured roofs; expanding the use of electric and solar energy including investigation of electric vehicle charging points.
  • Modification to fencing and the transport link between The Grove Retirement Village and the retirement village extension.
  • Increasing the number of aged care beds. Reconfiguring the aged care facility car park and provision of a café available for aged care residents and community members.
  • Bicycle parking has been introduced in the plan close to the homestead building.
  • Inclusion of a bush tucker garden to reflect First Nations representative preferences and a yarning circle in the Central Homestead Precinct.
  • Landscaping to retain historical elements including tree retention where possible and native species.
  • Design of the homestead stone cottage refined to reflect community preference for meeting and exhibition space. Central Homestead Precinct to include seating and significant open space suitable for health and wellbeing activities.
  • Modification of the Monty Place and Gungahlin Drive intersection to improve safety.
  • A comprehensive Construction Management Plan will ensure issues such as water runoff are professionally managed.

New retirement villas for The Grove Ngunnawal

- 45 new villas on the Gold Creek Heritage Precinct site will be part of The Grove Ngunnawal Retirement Village - All of these villas will have a low-density configuration with an outlook to new shared green spaces and the retained Homestead and gardens - Lendlease is Australia’s largest owner, operator and developer of retirement villages, with more than 30 years’ experience in retirement living - Our retirement communities are places where people share a sense of connection and belonging
  • Gold Creek Pre DA plan RETIREMENT
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Pre-Development Application Plan

Gold Creek Homestead Precinct concept plan below is to be refined with community feedback and to meet relevant approval requirements.

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Engagement activities have included the project website, virtual live community engagement sessions, stakeholder meetings (virtual and face-to-face), virtual ideas wall and stakeholder surveys.


Lendlease has completed the three phases of engagement on the Gold Creek Heritage Precinct.

Our design has progressed to address feedback and comments received which is reflected in the Pre Development Application Plan published on the project website.

Key feedback items received from the community include:

  • residential aged care facility offering and bed numbers
  • facilities provided including a café
  • travel and parking
  • safety/security 
  • environment, in particular the dam
  • construction impacts
  • rural and First Nations heritage.

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