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Future land releases in Canberra?

By justsomeaussie - 6 August 2012 25

I’m looking to build/buy my family home around 2016 and am interested in what land releases might be available in that timeframe (2016-2018). I’ve been to the LDA website http://www.lda.act.gov.au but it really seems to be only focused on two years out. Does anyone know there is information on what long term planning there is for future releases.

The Googong site has been interesting but is starting to get quite a bit far out.

Any help anyone can provide is appreciated.

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Future land releases in Canberra?
Holden Caulfield 2:25 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Holden Caulfield said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Convert the really inner city areas to unit and apartment living only for a start. There’s heaps of demand to live in these areas, so increasing supply will meet a defined need and reduce pressure elsewhere. Shared greensdpace is the way to go here.

Erm, where have you been for the last 10-15 years? Haven’t managed to notice the numerous medium-high density development that’s gone on unabated?

Hilarious. You mean the non-planned, build whatever you can fit on a block as long as it’s under 3 stories crapola that plagues the inner north?

No, properly considered development.

There’s numerous projects above three storeys along Northbourne Ave and in Braddon, to use your inner north example.

As well, you may have heard of New Acton and the Kingston foreshore. There’s also plans to develop the corner of Anzac Pde and Constitution Ave in Campbell.

Although, I’m not going to state categorically that those or any similar projects are well planned. 😛

Regardless, it’s clear your call to develop the inner suburbs is being addressed.

Holden Caulfield 2:19 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Holden Caulfield said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Mature trees, depending on the species, can take as little as 5-7 years to begin making a worthwhile impact on the landscape. And chances are the suburb you live in right now was once a bland treeless landscape too.

Look at photos of inner Canberra 50-odd years ago.

Where I live has always been well treed, and there are still several large trees on my block which are over 20 metres tall.

Utopia?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 2:13 pm 06 Aug 12

ToastFliesRED said :

There has been talk of developments at Tralee http://the-riotact.com/queanbeyan-wants-tralee/50787 as well as cheaper accommodation at EPIC http://the-riotact.com/14-hectares-of-caravan-park-at-epic/75670 but if you buy there you’re not allowed to complain about the noise because you have been warned (buyer beware)

Tralee won’t go ahead for a while at least, as Googong is now full steam ahead. Googong looks pretty good, but the location is an issue.

ToastFliesRED 2:07 pm 06 Aug 12

There has been talk of developments at Tralee http://the-riotact.com/queanbeyan-wants-tralee/50787 as well as cheaper accommodation at EPIC http://the-riotact.com/14-hectares-of-caravan-park-at-epic/75670 but if you buy there you’re not allowed to complain about the noise because you have been warned (buyer beware)

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:57 pm 06 Aug 12

Holden Caulfield said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Mature trees, depending on the species, can take as little as 5-7 years to begin making a worthwhile impact on the landscape. And chances are the suburb you live in right now was once a bland treeless landscape too.

Look at photos of inner Canberra 50-odd years ago.

Where I live has always been well treed, and there are still several large trees on my block which are over 20 metres tall.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:56 pm 06 Aug 12

Holden Caulfield said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Convert the really inner city areas to unit and apartment living only for a start. There’s heaps of demand to live in these areas, so increasing supply will meet a defined need and reduce pressure elsewhere. Shared greensdpace is the way to go here.

Erm, where have you been for the last 10-15 years? Haven’t managed to notice the numerous medium-high density development that’s gone on unabated?

Hilarious. You mean the non-planned, build whatever you can fit on a block as long as it’s under 3 stories crapola that plagues the inner north?

No, properly considered development.

Holden Caulfield 12:50 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

Convert the really inner city areas to unit and apartment living only for a start. There’s heaps of demand to live in these areas, so increasing supply will meet a defined need and reduce pressure elsewhere. Shared greensdpace is the way to go here.

Erm, where have you been for the last 10-15 years? Haven’t managed to notice the numerous medium-high density development that’s gone on unabated?

Holden Caulfield 12:47 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Mature trees, depending on the species, can take as little as 5-7 years to begin making a worthwhile impact on the landscape. And chances are the suburb you live in right now was once a bland treeless landscape too.

Look at photos of inner Canberra 50-odd years ago.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:35 pm 06 Aug 12

Watson said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Tiny blocks, yes in comparison with blocks in the old suburbs. But I cannot see how you are going to get around that unless you really want the urban sprawl to join with Cooma soon?

And the other negatives you mention do not apply to all new developments.

Except for the sky high prices but that’s no different than anywhere else in Canberra.

It’s easy to criticise, but I would love to hear your alternative strategy to tackle land and housing supply.

Convert the really inner city areas to unit and apartment living only for a start. There’s heaps of demand to live in these areas, so increasing supply will meet a defined need and reduce pressure elsewhere. Shared greensdpace is the way to go here.

Change the way that new blocks are priced such that small blocks are relatively cheap but larger blocks cost quite a bit more, and set caveats around what can be built on each block type. In outer areas, costs can be reduced by requiring smaller dwellings, and this adds to the supply of affordable housing when people move on.

That will do for a start.

Watson 12:00 pm 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Tiny blocks, yes in comparison with blocks in the old suburbs. But I cannot see how you are going to get around that unless you really want the urban sprawl to join with Cooma soon?

And the other negatives you mention do not apply to all new developments.

Except for the sky high prices but that’s no different than anywhere else in Canberra.

It’s easy to criticise, but I would love to hear your alternative strategy to tackle land and housing supply.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 12:00 pm 06 Aug 12

chewy14 said :

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

C’mon, how else is the government supposed to get their budget in surplus?

The govt has been doing this for a number of years and yet the budget is in deficit…

chewy14 11:36 am 06 Aug 12

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

C’mon, how else is the government supposed to get their budget in surplus?

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 10:55 am 06 Aug 12

More suburbs filled with tiny blocks, narrow streets, poor access and no mature trees, at sky high prices. Yay.

Izzyduck 10:41 am 06 Aug 12

Not sure if last p ost went through.
Link for releases up to 2015/16 years:

http://www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au/land_release

Izzyduck 10:40 am 06 Aug 12

Here is a link for land releases up to the 2015-2016 years:

http://www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au/land_release

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