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158 units planned for former Narrabundah public housing site

Ian Bushnell 15 May 2019 1
Gowrie Court in Narrabundah. Photo: Charlotte Harper

Amalgamated Property Group plans to transform the former public housing site. File photo.

The Amalgamated Property Group has unveiled plans for its housing development on the former Gowrie Court public housing site in Narrabundah that it bought at auction in March for $20 million. 

The site, at 39 McIntyre Street, on land formally known as Block 3 Section 62 Narrabundah, will become home to 158 apartments and 19 two-storey townhouses, with one level of basement car parking.

“Amalgamated Property Group plans to revitalise the derelict block with a diverse range of modern and high-quality homes designed around a central village green that will further emphasise the ‘garden’ suburb neighbourhood character of Narrabundah,” the developer says on its website.

The site, currently unoccupied and closed off to the public while the buildings are demolished, is zoned RZ5 for high-density residential use and has an area of 13,775 square metres, with 177 dwellings allowed.

A mix of dwelling types is proposed for a range of residents including singles, couples, families and ‘downsizers’.

Under the Narrabundah Precinct Code, buildings up to six storeys or 21.5 metres in height are permitted on part of the site, with most of the land restricted to buildings of two or three storeys.

“The central landscaped zone is to be the key feature of the development which will promote connectivity through a vast ‘green space’ and ancillary deep root zones for future established gardens and trees,” the developer says.

It will provide recreation areas for residents and provide a pedestrian link between McIntyre Street and nearby Jerrabomberra Oval playing fields.

The site is close to local amenities, including playing fields, schools, and the Griffith and Manuka shops, as well as being adjacent to a rapid bus route to Woden, Barton and the City.

Under the Narrabundah Precinct Code, buildings up to six storeys or 21.5 metres in height are permitted for part of the site, with most of the site restricted to buildings of two or three storeys.

The site was sold as part of the ACT Government’s Asset Recycling Initiative.

What the development will look like.


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One Response to 158 units planned for former Narrabundah public housing site
Steve Whan Steve Whan 11:45 am 16 May 19

Will they have ramp access?

Will the block numbers be clearly visible ?

Will lifts be big enough to fit an ambulance stretcher?

Will each block have access dependent on someone being able to unlock a door?

These things don't really matter, until they do.

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