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More towers for Belconnen

By Dacquiri 1 February 2013 44

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This info has been posted on the Belconnen Community Council’s website:

A mixed use development is proposed for the corner of Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive in Belconnen Town Centre. This 3 700 square metre site is located behind McDonalds and the bowling alley.

The development will be approximately 35 stories containing commercial at ground level, a 168-unit hotel and 235 residential units. The residential tower is proposed to be 112 metres tall and the hotel tower 80 metres tall.


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frankie 11:36 am 02 Feb 13

JC said :

Jethro said :

And how much demand is there for 168 hotel rooms in Belco?

More to the point who the hell would want to stay in a hotel in that part of Belco. A hotel in the land next to Westfield would be more sensible, close walk to the mall, to the lake restaurant strip, to the buses, park and office area. But out there it is a short walk to Maccas, the pookl and bowling alley, an ok walk to the restaurant strip but far away from the buses, offices and the mall.

Wealthy uni students going to UC, perhaps? Other attractions from nearby Bruce might also be a draw (events at AIS, for example).

thy_dungeonman 10:09 am 02 Feb 13

Is everyone in this thread using Google translate? I’m having a hard time following this Latin.

It should be the possessive pronoun “tuus” to agree with “tempus” rather than “se” and it should be “oblecta” for the imperative. You should have “se” and then the infinitive of “adsum” rather than “adsis”. As it reads now “oblecta you in manuka very sweetly a time I do not wish you remain in belconnen. The second sentence simply says “Perhaps poetix has in manuka”.

Poetix has just said “this southern pool discovers snakes”

Yes “Romans go home” and all that, no language can be massacred on the internet without at least one corrector.

poetix said :

Jerry Atric said :

fortasse poetix in Manuka habet

Not at all.

Meridiem stagnum illum, invenit Draconibus.

(Ah, Google instant Latin. How could I possibly go wrong? God knows what I really just said.)

Meanwhile, back in Belconnen…The Great Owl circles the Two Towers.

Deref 9:00 am 02 Feb 13

poetix said :

Thumper said :

(Tempus dulcissime in Manuka se oblecte, non volo in Belco adsis.)

‘I like to have a timely gelato in Manuka, but I drive my Volvo to Belconnen in a track suit.’

😀 Gold. Pure gold.

JC 7:23 am 02 Feb 13

Jethro said :

And how much demand is there for 168 hotel rooms in Belco?

More to the point who the hell would want to stay in a hotel in that part of Belco. A hotel in the land next to Westfield would be more sensible, close walk to the mall, to the lake restaurant strip, to the buses, park and office area. But out there it is a short walk to Maccas, the pookl and bowling alley, an ok walk to the restaurant strip but far away from the buses, offices and the mall.

wildturkeycanoe 5:57 am 02 Feb 13

I don’t care, if you can’t see it from my place.

poetix 10:58 pm 01 Feb 13

Jerry Atric said :

fortasse poetix in Manuka habet

Not at all.

Meridiem stagnum illum, invenit Draconibus.

(Ah, Google instant Latin. How could I possibly go wrong? God knows what I really just said.)

Meanwhile, back in Belconnen…The Great Owl circles the Two Towers.

switch 10:46 pm 01 Feb 13

54-11 said :

It’s nice that Belco at last gets something like the ugly tower block in Woden.

Now we just need to persuade some developer to do the same in Tuggers and Gunners, and all will be right with the world.

You mean like the Ministry of Truth, Ministry of Plenty, Ministry of Justice and I forget the other one in 1984?

Jerry Atric 9:30 pm 01 Feb 13

54-11 said :

fortasse poetix in Manuka habet

54-11 9:29 pm 01 Feb 13

It’s nice that Belco at last gets something like the ugly tower block in Woden.

Now we just need to persuade some developer to do the same in Tuggers and Gunners, and all will be right with the world.

54-11 8:35 pm 01 Feb 13

poetix said :

Thumper said :

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

Thumper said :

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

Et tu Thumper?

(Tempus dulcissime in Manuka se oblecte, non volo in Belco adsis.)

‘I like to have a timely gelato in Manuka, but I drive my Volvo to Belconnen in a track suit.’

Thanks for clearing that up, Poetix. Nice to have a competent translator on the staff.

gooterz 8:32 pm 01 Feb 13

Canberra would have some of the biggest homes in aus and some of the smallest apartments.
Is the civic market so saturated that everything has to be sold off in belconnen

steveu 8:18 pm 01 Feb 13

Jethro said :

And how much demand is there for 168 hotel rooms in Belco?

Public servants travelling from interstate for meetings etc. diac and abs right near there.
I’m sure the developers have done due diligence anyway.

poetix 7:16 pm 01 Feb 13

Thumper said :

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

Thumper said :

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

Et tu Thumper?

(Tempus dulcissime in Manuka se oblecte, non volo in Belco adsis.)

‘I like to have a timely gelato in Manuka, but I drive my Volvo to Belconnen in a track suit.’

Jerry Atric 6:56 pm 01 Feb 13

Thumper said :

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

Et tu Thumper?

(Tempus dulcissime in Manuka se oblecte, non volo in Belco adsis.)

Jethro 6:37 pm 01 Feb 13

I have no issue with high density housing, particularly in town centres, which is where it belongs. However, I do wonder whether the market in Belco for this type of housing is becoming over-saturated.

And how much demand is there for 168 hotel rooms in Belco?

Growling Ferret 6:22 pm 01 Feb 13

Minimal local impact, in an ‘industrial’ area with negligable effect on local residents and next to public transport. Excellent. Play on

Thumper 6:01 pm 01 Feb 13

arescarti42 said :

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

And yet somehow it is still a cultural wasteland….

thatsnotme 5:55 pm 01 Feb 13

WVCC said :

That’s the problem when you don’t have height restrictions. Developers always want to have the biggest and tallest building. Welcome to windy and shady Belconnen town centre.

You do know where this is being proposed for right? It’d have to be a damn sight taller to cause any difference to sun or wind in the town centre.

WVCC 5:34 pm 01 Feb 13

That’s the problem when you don’t have height restrictions. Developers always want to have the biggest and tallest building. Welcome to windy and shady Belconnen town centre.

arescarti42 5:09 pm 01 Feb 13

Gee, there sure is a lot of development going on in Belco.

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