For a city designed around cars, Canberra has some pretty great urban walks.
I set out this week to put together the city’s best urban walks for tourists and locals alike. You can easily knock over each of these walks in no more than an hour, and you’ll find plenty of hidden gems along the way.
1. Lonsdale [...]
The shops at Manuka in Canberra’s inner south have always been a hive of activity. The first work started there in the late 1930s and by the 1960s the shops were flourishing with florists, shoe stores, two supermarkets, clothing stores, a delicatessen as well as two butcher stores, hairdressers, barbers, and even a fishmonger. Nowadays there’s [...]
Two unique mixed-use sites on the Kingston Foreshore both sold under the hammer this morning to local developers.
Block 3 sold for $6.95 million to Boris Planinac of Pavillion Homes. Block 4 sold for $7.35 to David O’Keefe of Madison Constructions.
Both blocks allow for a range of residential and commercial uses, with a [...]
In Canberra it is commonplace for the newest establishments to be flooded by locals making it difficult to sample the delights of the Nations Capital’s newest eateries and bars for months. However, visiting the Kingston Foreshore for a meal provides to be an eerily quiet experience. Possibly being compared to its ‘flashy’ Sydney cousin, Darling [...]
The Land Development Agency (LDA) has released the Master Plan for Section 49 Kingston, otherwise known as the ‘Kingston Arts Precinct’ or ‘Kingston Cultural Precinct’.
The 5.4 hectare site, bounded by Wentworth Avenue, Eastlake Parade and Giles Street, contains historic buildings such as the Kingston Glassworks, Fitters’ Workshop and the Old Bus Depot Markets.
Retaining the heritage [...]
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The 2014 Canberra International Music Festival Kingston Foreshore is on this weekend, featuring live music, good food and wine, a variety of market stalls, guest appearances from the Brumbies and entertainment for the kids.
Now in its third year, the festival showcases a wide range of live entertainment with an international flavour.
A huge variety of music [...]
Here is an opportunity ladies and gentlemen to make all of your dreams come true. I know that it has long been a desire for all of you to see a little piece of Canberra named after the RiotACT, and now a chance to make that happen has arrived.
The Land Development Agency, along with the [...]
The Land Development Agency has YouTubed the launch of the new Kingston Harbour:
Minister for Economic Development Andrew Barr MLA officially opened the Kingston Harbour and surrounding landscaping on 12 June 2013. Here are the highlights of the event.
This shot of Kingston Foreshore at sunrise in from Rob Crispe at robcrispe.com.
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This in via email:
Press release from Doma Group and Bloc:
At approximately 9am Saturday morning during a concrete pour the concrete boom appears to have broken from the truck and fallen to the ground. Two workers are injured and there has been one fatality. The site has been closed and handed over to authorities [...]
Three workers have been injured in an accident on a work site in Kingston this morning.
The ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue were called to Dockside, Eastlake Parade were a concrete boom had collapsed.
Firefighters have rescued one of the men who was trapped under the boom.
Update to follow.
10:02am Saturday 21 July 2012
Intensive care [...]
There is an article in the CT today about calls for cycle path work around the Kingston foreshore.
After riding in that area a few weeks ago I would have to agree.
It was impossible to work out how the cyclepath from the wetlands connected to the otherside of the foreshore.
Back in November the Greens were furious about Government efforts to end planning appeals to Kingston Foreshore developments. They were concerned the moves would limit their ability to get involved in the Kingston Arts Precinct.
Yesterday it appears a compromise was reached which, unusually, pleased all parties.
First the Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur was happy, with some [...]
The Land Development Agency has sent a letter advising of asbestos found on the island part of Kingston Foreshore.
This is particularly interesting as it wasn’t that long ago all the soil in the island was dug up from somewhere else and deposited there to form the island.
Is there a corner of the ACT that hasn’t [...]
The Greens’ Caroline Le Couteur is screaming blue murder over some interesting maneuvers in the ongoing saga of the war upon the print makers.
On 14 November, the Government created a regulation to exempt a precinct of Kingston Foreshore from 3rd party appeals. This area includes the Kingston Arts Precinct, where the Fitters’ Workshop is located. [...]
Article in the Canberra Times this morning proudly promotes a footbridge to a proposed “private island” of exclusive residences, with no public spaces as far as I can tell (there is little information online).
It has been funded by the Land Development Agency as “part of almost $18 million it is spending on the public [...]
Simon Corbell has announced new planning regulations for the Kingston Foreshore to speed things up:
“Third party reviews to date have been creating excessive delay in some developments in the Kingston Foreshore precinct, and this is an important decision to create certainty for development of this area,” Mr Corbell said.
“The Kingston Foreshore is a highly planned [...]
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an incident in Kingston on Friday morning (October 7), in which several vehicles were damaged.
Police were alerted by a member of the public that several vehicles had been damaged in Giles Street Kingston, near the new foreshore development.
It is believed that sometime between 12.30am and 6.30am on Friday morning [...]
Violet68 has sent in a set of pictures with this note:
Some pics from a peaceful afternoon spent by the lake yesterday. There were people buzzing around all afternoon fishing, jogging, walking, playing with their dogs, cuddling. Then around 5.30ish the lights began to come on and a whole new show started. I’m [...]
Chief Minister Stanhope informs us that the last Kingston Foreshore site “The Promenade” has gone for $9.1 million to the Englobo Group who plan to put 120 apartments on it as well as offices, restaurants, and shops.
“The site is uniquely positioned within what is set to become one Canberra’s most exciting leisure and retail precincts [...]
ACTPLA have announced that they’re not pursuing changes to increase the density of Casey and Crace.
ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) Chief Planning Executive, Neil Savery, said that following an assessment of submissions and having regard to the provisions of the Planning and Development Act, some of the changes would no longer be progressed as [...]
The Canberra Times reports that Ms Anne Moore and the owners corporation of the Kingston Foreshore Gateway Apartments are off to the federal court seeking redress from the Land Development Agency and Bovis Lend Lease over sub-standard construction.
It must be pretty bad to draw this kind of public attention to their very expensive real estate [...]
ACTPLA has the surprising news that they’ve actually knocked back non-complying development applications on the Kingston Foreshore!
Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery said the two development proposals on Trevillian Quay exceeded height regulations, did not comply with ground level frontage and did not provide any potential for active frontage on either the quay or lake sides.
The Canberra Times has the fascinating news that the new Aurora development on the Kingston Foreshore is dispensing with private car parking in favour of the ferry service!
Developers of a $50 million mix of cafes and apartments at Kingston Foreshore are promoting pedestrian, electric car and ferry modes of transport rather than car ownership.
In the Canberra Times John Thistleton is raising fears that a tiny part of the newly created harbour at Kingston will not be accessible to the public.
The work will remove a 3m-wide access path around the harbour edge on Kingston Island, which contractors developed from reclaimed land in a $31 million project.
”The proposed harbour [...]
[First Filed Oct 10, 2009]
Since April RiotACT has had increasing amounts of chatter surrounding the Brodburger.
According to legend a master of Kitchen Stadium and his restaurant partners had been wiped out by investing in mortgage backed securities and forced to wander the earth making sublime burgers in a caravan, eventually coming to rest, somewhat in [...]
[First filed: September 16, 2008 @ 10:26]
The CT brings word that all is not well in the Kingston Foreshore with the fit and finish not quite matching the price tags:
Owners of expensive new apartments in Kingston are battling developers, with complaints including leaking roofs, flooded basements and equipment failures.
Body corporate representatives at The Landmark, The [...]
The Shadow Minister for Housing, Jacqui Burke, is taking up cudgels for the residents of Causeway who can’t get any maintenance done on their soon to be bulldozed houses, and yet can’t get official confirmation it’s going to happen.
Outrageous? Or bulldoze ASAP?
As reported in the news ACTPLA accidentally approved three buildings on the Kingston foreshore to have five floors instead of four as dictated by the Territory plan. Interestingly a web search shows the ACT Government and the developers released a media release in December 2006 which clearly states “The blocks provide an opportunity to build [...]