Molonglo – coming soon

Kramer 31 August 2007 36

The Canberra Times reports that plans for the new Molonglo town centre will be relased today. The new town centre will have 15 suburbs, the first will be North Weston. So what will the naming convention be for the new suburbs? More prime ministers? Will we see a Whitlam, Gorton, Keating or Howard?? Through ACTPLA you can nominate someone to have a suburb or street named after them. Welcome to the new suburb of Kramer!

On a more serious note, there are loud complaints from farmers whose land will be reclaimed by the ACT govt for the new town centre. They will lose their livelihood, but is this acceptable when they are on leasehold land? I guess this happened to the orginal farmers in the ACT when Lake Burley Griffin and the parliamentry triangle was created in the middle of a sheep paddock.

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36 Responses to Molonglo – coming soon
VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 8:13 am 04 Sep 07

Maybe we could call one of the new suburbs Hemmaroo…

crabb crabb 5:54 pm 03 Sep 07

People from Amaroo are known as Amaroids.

Thumper Thumper 3:59 pm 03 Sep 07

Drove down through Coppins Crossing yesterday. It will be a pity to see all that land covered in houses.

Nice drive in the country without going out into the country.

Ari Ari 3:09 pm 03 Sep 07

The area would be known as Downstown Canberra.

Thumper Thumper 2:42 pm 03 Sep 07


Well said 🙂

pierce pierce 2:12 pm 03 Sep 07

Will the locals be known as Molongoloids?

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 9:54 pm 01 Sep 07

Currently have about 730sqm, and paid 92k in 2001 – I can’t belive the wife and I agonised over whether the ‘nicer’ block we bought was worth an extra 5k over similar ones on the same suburb!! The more I see the less I like about these new suburbs (except for investment purposes)…

Maelinar Maelinar 7:42 pm 01 Sep 07

I wonder if Deb Foskey is going to seek a govvie in the new suburb so she can tell it like it is in the Assembly, for the people, from the leech.

Again, my only recommendation to the trolls that read this site on behalf of the ACT Government is to put in a dual lane road BEFORE construction begins.

I’m sure the residents of ‘Howard’ and ‘Stanhope’ and ‘Corbell heights’ aren’t going to appreciate their footpaths being cut down at a later date to put in the road that should have been built before the suburb went in.

It’ll avoid most of the problems we call the Gungahlin Drive Extension as well.

asp asp 5:44 pm 01 Sep 07

250sq/m!!! Hell, my current block is 960sq/m and it cost my family $85,000 in 96. I guess that settles it for me. Might take 20minutes to drive to Civic, but at least I have room for a house AND garden.
Hope they offer some bigger ones. AND at a reasonable price.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 7:29 pm 31 Aug 07

Not excited enough to shift from my current palace. Still, location IS everything…

asp asp 6:53 pm 31 Aug 07

The joke was a suburb dedicated to promoting the liberals. And given the recent spending spree on advertsing, I bet they wouldn’t rule out buy a whole suburb as an advertisement. But if it were Rudd and Labour acting so irresponsibly with taxpayer funds for its own agenda, I would make the same insult kimba. Also, I think there probably a few hundred Howard streets. It is a common name.

Pandy Pandy 6:51 pm 31 Aug 07
Pandy Pandy 6:43 pm 31 Aug 07

Yess Tinker

tinker tinker 6:24 pm 31 Aug 07

“there is NO Rudd Street in Canberra”

Actually, isn’t there a Rudd St in west Civic?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:36 pm 31 Aug 07

VY: sounds like I need your income. That was $600K house and land less than 600 sq m BTW. Still excited?

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 5:19 pm 31 Aug 07

Your own home is not something I’d consider as an investment, purely because it doesn’t generate income. But 600k for a block doesn’t seem too bad (provided I get at least 1000sqm). Is the guvvie housing area going to be called 120Y?

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 5:08 pm 31 Aug 07

Latest releases in Dunlop (further out than Harrison) are around $30K more per block than we paid at Harrison just 12 months ago.

No matter what good intentions are behind the ramped-up land releases, the LDA has been milking everything they can out of the under-supply situation in the meantime.
They are also doing an increasing proportion of the sales via auction to force “the market” up even further…
So VY, set aside about $600K for your investment.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:52 pm 31 Aug 07

Maybe we need a Stripper St in a suburb of Rudd then????

kimba kimba 4:42 pm 31 Aug 07

asp is as usual behind the times. We already have a Howard Street in Torrens and a Costello Crt in Calwell. asp will be devastated to learn that there is NO Rudd Street in Canberra. But Rudd always follows Howard’s ‘way’ anyway.

caf caf 4:33 pm 31 Aug 07

It’s going to (eventually) be almost as big as Belconnen, so I’m sure there will be a mix of block sizes, much like Gunghalin now.

“Well we got a nice house in P76, but the kids school is over the road in 180B.”

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