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Molonglo – coming soon

By 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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Maybe we could call one of the new suburbs Hemmaroo…

crabb 5:54 pm 03 Sep 07

People from Amaroo are known as Amaroids.

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 3:09 pm 03 Sep 07

The area would be known as Downstown Canberra.

Thumper 2:42 pm 03 Sep 07


Well said 🙂

pierce 2:12 pm 03 Sep 07

Will the locals be known as Molongoloids?

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 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 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.

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

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 6:43 pm 31 Aug 07

Yess 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 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?

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?

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