The Canberra Times brings word of a need for Belconnenites to familiarise themselves with the sky being blotted out by towering high rises.
- High-rise apartment blocks on Lake Ginninderra and in the Belconnen Town Centre will be a shock at first but people will get used to them, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says.
His vision is to increase the density in the Belconnen Town Centre and see more commercial and residential blocks near the water.
”I have lived in Belconnen for the last 40 years and I think that first tall building will be confronting. But greater residential reasonably adjacent to the lake is desirable.
Perhaps now is the time to build shade structures blocking the view down to the lake, to accelerate acclimatisation?
Having joked around, I completely support higher density housing around the city’s lakes.