Q: What is the timing for the development?
A: Subdivision works for the first stage in the Retail + Services Precinct have been completed. Building works within this stage are expected to be completed early to mid-2020.
Construction of the main entry road to the Innovation Precinct and associated services will commence late 2019/early 2020. These works are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
It is anticipated that the entire development will occur in stages over a 15-20 year period.
Q: What kind of businesses will be in the business park?
A: The Innovation Precinct is focused on organisations in the defence, space, high-tech manufacturing and cyber-security sectors. Poplars Developments is working with industry groups to ensure that there is a cluster of like-minded companies.
Q: Will the development effect existing residences?
A: The development is being planned to mitigate any impacts on existing residences in Jerrabomberra. Studies are being conducted to assess potential impacts such as noise and amelioration measures specified to ensure that standards are not exceeded. In Stage 1 of the Retail + Services Precinct, for instance, a noise wall was constructed between the existing residences and the new development.
Q: How can we provide comments and feedback to Poplars Developments?
A: Any comments regarding the development can be provided through the contacts section of this website or via the Jerrabomberra Residents Association (JRA). The Poplars team regularly attends JRA's monthly meetings to provide updates and obtain feedback from the community.
Q: We're so close to the airport, will I hear planes?
A: Poplars is around 7km south of the Canberra Airport, so visitors may hear occasional noise as planes take-off and land.
We do recommend buildings are constructed with noise insulation in mind, although standard building practice usually has a degree of soundproofing incidentally built in. Building designs that provide high energy efficiency will generally also provide improved noise insulation.
It is important that potential investors inform themselves about aircraft noise. The relevant standard for construction in aircraft noise affected areas (Australian Standard AS 2021:2015) Additional information can also be found here