The Land Development Agency (LDA) recently sent a letter to West Belconnen residents advising that a couple of blocks of land near the Kippax shops are going up for sale.
They’re zoned Commercial CZ2 – Business.
I live pretty close to Kippax and have no problem with more business spaces there (though I wonder how they’ll find tenants, given there is such a high vacancy rate for business premises in the area – anecdotally, due to sky-high rents).
With more housing being built out this way, there are more people. These people are attracting businesses like decent pizza joints and little Asian supermarkets to Kippax, which I like.
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The thing that’s worrying me is the traffic around this location. These blocks of land are on Hardwick Crescent, Holt. Block 48 is on Southern Cross Drive facing the hideous Florey Drive intersection.
I strongly feel that real improvements need to be made to the intersections along the km or so of Southern Cross Drive around Florey Drive and Starke St before even more traffic is attracted to this area.
I’m sick of white-knuckling it as drivers fly past me while I’m doing the speed limit down the hill, creep out from the side roads into the single-lane main road, and cut across the traffic because they’re tired of waiting for a break so they can turn right. There is a lot of traffic in this area, and not just at peak times.
I want the roads fixed before Kippax gets even bigger. This probably isn’t an issue for me to write to the LDA about, but I’m really concerned. How can I become supreme ruler of the universe and get my bidding done?