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Tag Archives: land development agency

New suburb of Moncrieff underway

By 7 May 2014

Work on the new Gungahlin suburb of Moncrieff is set to begin later this year, according to an article in the Canberra Times.
Located in North Gungahlin, bordered by Ngunnawal and Amaroo, Moncrieff will accommodate about 5000 residents.
The suburb will also contain a shopping area or group centre to service the area. Over half of the [...]

Carter sinks the boot in on Denman Prospect

By 12 September 2013

The Property Council’s Catherine Carter is making her displeasure with the LDA known:
The Land Development Agency should have known that Denman Prospect Molonglo would not sell in the way that it was offered to the market.
“The market has spoken”, said Property Council ACT Executive Director Catherine Carter. “It’s hardly a surprise that in the [...]

Surprise development proposals shouldn’t come as a surprise

By 2 March 2013

Do you know the height restrictions for buildings in your street? The proposal by Geocon for a 35 storey residential building in Belconnen has forced many enjoying suburban bliss to focus on the reality of increasing densification in Canberra. Most Canberrans are completely unaware of the zoning regulations that apply to their home. A developer [...]

LDA has no interest in helping people

By 14 November 2012

Did anyone read this article in the Canberra Times about the OwnPlace scheme?
Oddly enough, I can’t find it anywhere on the Canberra Times website now.
But I was absolutely appalled by the apathetic and unfriendly attitude of the Land Development Agency. I don’t care if it’s not LDA’s responsibility. At the very [...]

Ross Barrett and Susan Proctor move onto the LDA Board

By 18 July 2012

Andrew Barr has announced new appointments to the highly sensitive board of the Land Development Agency:
I am delighted that Ross Barrett OAM and Susan Proctor have agreed to join the Board. Mr Barrett, well known and highly regarded in the ACT construction and development industry, will Chair the LDA Board.
Mr Barrett, an engineer by profession, [...]

More Gungahlin childcare advances on the game board

By 27 June 2012

Joy Burch is letting us know she’s sold more land for the purpose of building childcare places in the increasingly stalinist ACT land release system:
Ms Burch said the Land Development Agency had this week sold the 3,505sqm corner block with frontage to Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Hinder Street for $2.4 million to developer Kai Wen [...]

What does the Land Development Agency do ? May 15th BCC Meeting

By 11 May 2012

The Director General, or his delegate, of the ACT Governments Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate and Mr Craig Simmons will be our speakers for the May public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council. The ESDD aims to lead the Territory in developing and implementing targeted policies and programs that address environment protection and sustainability, nature [...]

ACT winning awards for affordable housingis

By 10 March 2012

Andrew Barr is very excited that the Land Development Agency has been gonged for its affordable housing in Bonner:
I congratulate the staff of the Land Development Agency (LDA) for winning the prestigious and highly competitive Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) National Award for Affordable Development at the 2012 Awards for Excellence.
The award was presented [...]

Kingston Island – why is this private footbridge being passed off as “public infrastructure”?

By 27 November 2011

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 [...]

Bonner land ballot opens at Noon

By 25 January 2011

The Land Development Agency is letting the world know that they’re opening up a land ballot at noon today for blocks in Bonner.
Good luck!

LDA now scaring off bogus buyers

By 4 December 2010

Back on 19 November we lifted the lid on how some companies were approaching land release ballots.
Today the Canberra Times has the happy news that the process has been tightened and seems to be scaring off the mules.
But the LDA said it put prospective buyers in the Bonner release last weekend on notice that they [...]

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