The Greens Spokesperson for Planning, Caroline Le Couteur, has announced that she wants the new North Weston development to have higher density housing.
- Key recommendations of the submission include:
— Ensuring housing is medium-density, given the demand for housing in prime central locations, as it is close to Cooleman Court and also handy to Woden, Barton and Civic;
— ensuring housing and block orientation are highly efficient, including block and building planning, materials and appliances;
— protecting potential Pink-tailed Worm Lizard habitat, and ensuring landscaping protects these values;
making the areas cat containment zones;
— make public transport accessible from the outset, including ensuring that the public bus route runs nearby and cycle lanes are accessible.
Do we want to be throwing up higher density housing in new developments? Or is more infill of desirable older suburbs the answer, and bugger “preserving the character” for the lucky few?