Based on recent consultation activities in the area including an Inner South Community Council survey published in May 2020, the relevant local community issues appear to be:
Five hundred and fifty five (555) residents responded to the Inner South Community Council survey of whom 82 or 14.7% were Yarralumla residents.
Many Yarralumla respondents highly valued the suburb’s green open spaces, parkland/recreational lands, Weston Park, Stirling Ridge, reserve and bush around the lake, and lake foreshore.
They made comments such as:
...very keen to see Stirling Ridge/Park protected...
... amazing community and environmental asset/space...
They valued street trees and other trees, the CSIRO heritage listed Forestry precinct in Banks Street, and the Brickworks and woodland near the Brickworks.
In terms of what they would like to change, Yarralumla respondents sought improved maintenance of paths and more pedestrian crossings.
One resident said:
...Novar Street in Yarralumla gets particularly busy with traffic (at speed) and is hard/dangerous to cross with kids. Install speed humps on Novar Street...
There was a desire for better and safer parking at the shops, as well as tenanting of vacant shops at the Yarralumla shops and upgrading of the Yarralumla shops streetscape, and better maintenance and renewal of street trees.
This community feedback is the starting point of our understanding as we plan future uses for the Forestry Place, Yarralumla.