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How do you like the Parkview complex in Holt?

By Zombie - 25 October 2012 16

Hi,

I was wondering if anybody could please tell me how is it like to live in the Parkview complex in Holt, or around that Kippax shops area.

Thanks heaps!

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16 Responses to
How do you like the Parkview complex in Holt?
Lazy I 9:40 am 27 Oct 12

Based on my experiences, if you’re looking at any unit complex built in Canberra in the last 5 years there’s a good chance it’s a poorly ventilated mildew/mould farm with a 6 star energy rating.

poetix 10:01 pm 26 Oct 12

voytek3 said :

The same as the rest of the north side – depressing and hellish

Um, O’Connor is neither depressing nor hellish.* Parts of it are quite acceptable, Monsieur V. (If you are Madam V, please accept my apologies, but isn’t a voytek a tough boy?)

*For Canberra.

voytek3 6:12 pm 26 Oct 12

The same as the rest of the north side – depressing and hellish

Kath 5:38 pm 26 Oct 12

Thumper said :

It has a surprisingly decent Chinese restaurant on the ground floor.

Super nice staff, good food. I’ve been sulking since they stopped doing yum cha on the weekend (lost their chef who used to cook it.)

Vindalu 5:03 pm 26 Oct 12

The Parkview complex is a dud – gerry built and falling to pieces, There was trouble with the building from day 1 – the necessary repairs have ramped up the annual fees to a very high level. There is still litigation in process. The area is great – good clubs, restaurants, shopping, handy bus service etc.

I live in Macgregor 2:09 pm 26 Oct 12

I concur with Thumper. Master So’s kitchen is consistently good in both service and cuisine. Been there around half a dozen times in the past year or so. Kids love it too.

Thumper 11:34 am 26 Oct 12

It has a surprisingly decent Chinese restaurant on the ground floor.

Bosworth 11:23 am 26 Oct 12

The underground carpark has no drainage, and partially floods when it rains. If you are lucky, your car will be on a ‘hill’, a few cm higher than the waterline, and it won’t be too bad.

The bathrooms have no exhaust fans. Expect heavy mould build up over time.

It is a convenient location, close to the kippax town centre.

Living adjacent the club means some noise late at night.

It is a big complex, so it can be a long walk from your car to your door.

There are 3-4 different floor plans, and 100+ units. One of the floor plans has a long awkward hallway that takes away a lot of space. (unless you like corridor cricket?)

arescarti42 7:13 pm 25 Oct 12

Chop71 said :

arescarti42 said :

Keijidosha said :

arescarti42 said :

On the whole, those outer western suburbs of Belconnen are a bit dicier than the rest of Canberra.

[citation needed]

The ACT Policing Stats is actually a good place for a non-anecdotal look at these things.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3827353/police%20stats.jpg

Hardly definite proof I know, but if you play around with the stats, West Belconnen is a bit dicier than other areas.

“if you play around with the stats”

Well @#$% me.
If I play around with stats, I could make anything look good/bad.

look at the big picture and you will find West Belco holds up quite well per capita (even without having to adjust the stats) http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

You’ve misinterpreted what I meant with play around with the stats. The ACT policing website only lets you compare any 3 suburbs at once, so you necessarily have to play around with it to get an overall idea of what is going on. If you do look at the big picture, you’ll find that West Belconnen has higher per capita crime rates for things like assault, burglary, theft and property damage than the average middle class Canberra suburb.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3827353/policing%202.png is Holt compared to the Belconnen region as a whole (for the year 2011). Holt has consistently higher per capita crime rates than the Belconnen region, despite the region’s rates being dragged up by virtue of there being lots of crimes in the town centre.

Chop71 6:43 pm 25 Oct 12

arescarti42 said :

Keijidosha said :

arescarti42 said :

On the whole, those outer western suburbs of Belconnen are a bit dicier than the rest of Canberra.

[citation needed]

The ACT Policing Stats is actually a good place for a non-anecdotal look at these things.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3827353/police%20stats.jpg

Hardly definite proof I know, but if you play around with the stats, West Belconnen is a bit dicier than other areas.

“if you play around with the stats”

Well @#$% me.
If I play around with stats, I could make anything look good/bad.

look at the big picture and you will find West Belco holds up quite well per capita (even without having to adjust the stats) http://www.police.act.gov.au/crime-and-safety/crime-statistics.aspx

arescarti42 4:14 pm 25 Oct 12

Keijidosha said :

arescarti42 said :

On the whole, those outer western suburbs of Belconnen are a bit dicier than the rest of Canberra.

[citation needed]

The ACT Policing Stats is actually a good place for a non-anecdotal look at these things.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3827353/police%20stats.jpg

Hardly definite proof I know, but if you play around with the stats, West Belconnen is a bit dicier than other areas.

Keijidosha 3:52 pm 25 Oct 12

arescarti42 said :

On the whole, those outer western suburbs of Belconnen are a bit dicier than the rest of Canberra.

[citation needed]

Grail 3:41 pm 25 Oct 12

The Parkview was a nice place to live while I was there, garbage bin fires aside. The worst you usually encounter is the old lady whose social life is entirely chatting to people entering and leaving the complex. I think she is a sandwich short of a picnic, but harmless. You might have to put up with the Magpies players heading home very noisy and drunk when they have a good game, but being AFL players they are generally smart and well behaved. They are drunk and noisy, but will be more likely to hug you than mug you.

Every two weeks or so there will be an accident at Southern Cross/Florey Drive intersection, and every second car going through will spin wheels on the slippery surface (slippery due to the endless stream of diesel and engine oil from aforementioned accidents).

The apartments themselves are five years old now, so in general will be relatively new. They have stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, electric stove & oven) and reverse cycle air conditioning.

The apartments facing Southern Cross are surprisingly quiet considering the traffic: the thick glass dampens the traffic noise. Traffic noise will impinge when you have outdoor meals.

Being close to the Kippax Centre, medical centre, library and ACTION bus terminal means everything is convenient. The ALDI right next door is very handy. The proximity of all these services means more people. You will get some weird people there, just as you will in any high density residential area.

At least you won’t be tripping over drug addicts in the street like people in central Canberra do.

basketcase 3:34 pm 25 Oct 12

Well after the government got rid of the Melba flats, then Burnie Court, private enterprise has stepped in to fill the void!
I notice there is a vacant block of land next to it, “reserved for future development”. Development of what one wonders. Maybe the new fire and ambulance complex they are building at Charnwood should have been built next to the Parkview for speedy servicing of the complex’s residents πŸ™‚

arescarti42 2:23 pm 25 Oct 12

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