According to the Canberra Times the ACT government are looking to expand the borders to accommodate more suburbs [ED – actually use amenity cross-border, not quite the same thing].
Developers are apparently looking at building on both sides of the border at Belconnen, and it seems the only way to deliver services is to shift borders.
The ACT is set to burst out of its borders as Canberra’s hunger for residential land forces developers right over the boundary with NSW.
The administrative problems thrown up by the territory’s first cross-border suburb, proposed in West Belconnen, are so thorny that bureaucrats were told to draw up plans to simply move the border.
Canberra developers. the Riverview Group. have approached the ACT Government and Yass Valley Council with a plan to build thousands of houses on agricultural land that straddles the ACT-NSW border just outside West Belconnen.
Whilst I find this interesting, I am wondering if we really need to expand beyond the existing borders just yet. I know more housing is required, but shoving people out in the middle of nowhere doesn’t really solve anything, unless employment is there as well. Otherwise we have a repeat of Gungahlin.