Yesterday the ABC reported that a 550 home new site had been sold off to the highest bidder (on a lowish bid by all accounts) with a condition that 15% of the homes be “affordable housing” (that’s “slums” in English).
So where was this new development? Upper Red Hill? Ainslie East? Aranda Heights?
Don’t be silly, it was Macgregor West.
The really great news is that Bob Winnell reckons he can bump the slum content up to 30% if the Goverment will relax its planning constraints even further and let him build it with
culdersacks more culsdesac [Thanks to Toriness for the spelling lesson, who’d have thought we had such diligent Gilmore Girls aficionados?].
Don’t get me wrong, we need slums more than we need McMansions, and it’s worth remembering that Ainslie was the “affordable housing” of it’s day and you can’t swing a cat there without hitting a yuppie with boho aspirations.