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New suburbs honour Wright, Sulman, Coombs

By Jazz - 3 January 2008 24

According to This article on abc online, Development in the Molonglo Valley in Canberra’s west has moved a step closer with the naming of the first three suburbs in the area.

The exciting news of all this of course is that “The development is being planned to set a new standard in suburb design and development,” according to Andrew Barr.

“It will achieve greater energy efficiency, higher water efficiency and quality, and better links to open spaces and transport.”

Yay. i cant wait to move…

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New suburbs honour Wright, Sulman, Coombs
neanderthalsis 3:07 pm 04 Jan 08

Also… 33 000 for 73 000 people works out to be 2.2 people per house, very low figures compared to most ‘burbs… So they’re planning for either lots of DINKs or single mums out there.

Thumper 3:07 pm 04 Jan 08

Bodalla region, beautiful country….

neanderthalsis 3:03 pm 04 Jan 08

Does this form part of the much lauded “land releases for affordable housing” that Chairman Stanhope of the Peoples Republic of Canberra was spouting about a while ago? Or will you be buying 200sqm blocks for the equivilent of Liberias national deficit?

Deadmandrinking 2:54 pm 04 Jan 08

It’s f-king drab brown hills, Thumper – you want nice countryside, head to some of the country just inland from the south and north coast.

Crikey 2:43 pm 04 Jan 08

err, try writer Judith Wright

scumdorg 2:17 pm 03 Jan 08

A suburb named after notorious child molester Keith Wright? Now we’ve heard everything.

S4anta 11:45 am 03 Jan 08

MJy personal favourite is the irony of a suburb near the poo works after a bloke named ‘nugget’

Mr Evil 10:42 am 03 Jan 08

If Grassby gets up as a suburb name, then the suburb next-door should be called Mackay!

Thumper 10:38 am 03 Jan 08

I’m surprised there’s not a Grassby in all that?

Or would that be going just a tad to far…

la mente torbida 10:23 am 03 Jan 08

I say they should dispense with Wright, Sulman & Coombs and use their first names, then we could have the suburbs of Judith, John and Nugget (obviously Nugget would incorporate the old Stromlo treatment works).

Mr Evil 9:28 am 03 Jan 08

So lots more identical little boxes or 150sq homes on 30sq blocks – yay for the ACT!

Thumper 9:14 am 03 Jan 08

I think you can be assured that it will be Gungahlin-on-the-Molonglo.

Mr Evil 9:11 am 03 Jan 08

I hope it looks better than Getto-gahlin.

Unfortunately, I don’t think I should get my hopes up.

captainwhorebags 8:36 am 03 Jan 08

The thing is Thumper, pick just about any part of Canberra and someone would have said that prior to it being built.

People prefer to live in cities (or need to for practical reasons), cities have to exist somewhere.

You’re spot on though, it was a very nice natural environ and I hope that the new settlement makes good use of the watercourse through there. The upside is that if the planners get it wrong, we can open all the flood gates on Scrivener dam and just start again afterwards.

Thumper 8:25 am 03 Jan 08

I really wish that they would just leave that beautiful piece of countryside how it is…

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