The Chief Minister is engaged in some astonishing turd polishing with a media release announcing that he’s leaving 500 new homes in West Macgregor entirely in the tender mercies of the developer.
The ACT Government will release a further 500 residential blocks to the market next year in a special test of the private sectorâ€™s ability to design and deliver a high-quality and affordable residential estate, Chief Minister Jon Stanhope announced today.
Under the 500-block englobo release, probably in West Macgregor, responsibility for roads and the division of land into blocks will rest with the developer. These tasks are normally undertaken in the ACT by the Governmentâ€™s Land Development Agency. The release, which will take place in early 2007, comes in response to growing demand and is consistent with the Governmentâ€™s determination to explore ways of improving housing affordability.
You mean to say the award winning, much lauded, and expensively advertised LDA will have nothing to do?
This is all part of a new land supply strategy.