A "buzzing suburban core" will be developed in the heart of Coombs and Wright after community consultation locked down a plan for the Molonglo Valley suburbs.
Three prominent commercial sites off John Gorton Drive in Coombs will be released to market shortly as part of a plan to build more retail, hospitality and shared facilities in the area.
Steve Irwin and Fred Daly Avenues will be developed as a village main street which will include a new public square for outdoor dining.
The Coombs and Wright Village Design and Place Framework will lock in the layout, design, and connectivity on each of the blocks and mandates ground floor commercial space.
The framework will allow the ACT government to work in conjunction with industry on the design process.
Minister for Development Yvette Berry said the government had listened to the Molonglo Valley community.
"The Village Framework will create a buzzing suburban core and will be accompanied by a significant investment in offsite works, delivered by the Suburban Land Agency," Ms Berry said.
"Works include reimagining Steve Irwin and Fred Daly Avenue as a village main street with multiple rows of shade trees, and a new public square which will become a community meeting and outdoor dining space.
"The works also include a small public pavilion, toilets and a performance space in the nearby Coombs Park which will be welcome additions to what is currently an underutilised space."
In addition to the framework and offsite works, a multi-storey community centre is proposed on the corner of Fred Daly Avenue and Beecroft Street.
A fourth site will be released via tender to pave the way for an aged care facility. Situated off Harriott Street and Alex Colley Crescent in Wright, the site plan allows for both independent living units and aged care beds.
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