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New housing tract for West Belconnen. 4,500 homes

By johnboy 5 June 2013 63

The Riverview Group have announced their grand vision for West Belconnen as well as letting us know about themselves and their CEO David Maxwell:

The Riverview Group has welcomed today’s announcement of its partnership with the ACT Government to develop 4,500 homes in West Belconnen.

The first stage, on land adjacent to Holt and West Macgregor, contains 400 blocks of land with the first 200 blocks of land planned to be available in 2015.

“We’re delighted with today’s ACT Government announcement of the project and look forward to the next phase being the rezoning process,” said Riverview Group Managing Director David Maxwell. “Our aim is to deliver affordable housing. We will offer a range of house and land options from smaller detached dwellings all the way up to larger residential lots. There will be something for all home buyers.”

The West Belconnen development is 13km from Civic and 6 km’s from the Belconnen Town Centre.

UPDATE: Andrew Barr has chimed in, apparently everything’s about “transformation” now:

The ACT Government is continuing its transformation of the Territory by today announcing a major new residential development in west Belconnen.

The Government has entered into a partnership arrangement with locally owned land development company The Riverview Group to construct 4,500 new homes adjacent to Holt and West Macgregor, accommodating about 12,000 people, over the next decade.

It will be a boost for housing affordability and a stimulus for the construction sector.

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frankie 7:07 pm 25 Jun 13

Beau Locks said :

For my money the transport issue is the really big one. Although it’s only another 1km from the existing end of the world/Belco, there will be significant pressure on the roads. That problem is one for our esteemed council, and at least they’ll have the time to duplicate William Hovell and get some ACTION out there on day one, assuming they get their shit together.


Take a drive to Kippax shopping centre this weekend and you will see that it has already become way too overcrowded. There is also no longer fast access from West Macgregor to Drake Brockman Drive / William Hovell Drive to get to the city or the south because of the 13 speed bumps the council put up on Spoffort Street (the street along the Magpies golf course). That means that we will have thousands more requiring access through the small streets of Holt to get to the highway. Holt residents will continue to get pissed off at all the traffic noise. We need another fast access road or highway up the other side of the golf course, or there will be blood.

ACTION really does need to step up and provide more buses to West Macgregor in particular. We have about 3 bus stops clearly marked up near Hilda Kincaid Crescent that get no buses coming through at present! What is the council waiting for?!

And while I’m at it: West Macgregor needs a free outdoor futsal/basketball/netball sporting facility in Macgregor with night lights like Crace has 🙂

Chups 7:52 pm 07 Jun 13

Well, well, well…someone from The Riverview Group must be reading this…the blurb on their site looks very, very different now to what it was a few days ago!! It no longer mentions the ‘Macgregor commercial centre’, the ‘newly built library’ and Macgregor is now spelt correctly. Good job guys…now, perhaps you also need to tweak the ‘newly opened Kingsford Smith School’ reference as well…it was opened four years ago in 2009. Nearly there…keep up the good work!

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