Canberra landmark and spooky ruin, the Canberra Brickworks may soon be the centre of an exciting new housing development.
The ACT Government has provided in-principle support for development of the land defined in the current Strategy for the Canberra Brickworks + Environs, subject to relevant ACT and Commonwealth statutory processes.
The Strategy includes a proposal for 1,600 new dwellings to be built on and around the site of the old Yarralumla Brickworks. This is increased from 1,100 proposed in earlier plans. Other adjustments include a rise in maximum height of some dwellings from 4 stories to 8 stories.
Initial stabilisation and decontamination of old Brickworks could cost between $5 million and $10 million.