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Rent control at Gungaderra Homestead

By johnboy - 25 March 2011 9

Chief Minister Stanhope has proudly announced 29 two bedroom townhouses at Gungaderra Homestead in Gungahlin will be available to a grab bag of feel good causes and a lucky few lottery winners:

The estate offers 29 two-bedroom townhouses of which thirteen will be offered as rentals to low-to-middle income earners.

Tenants will pay 75 per cent of the market rent, saving over $100 a week, with assistance from the National Rental Affordability Scheme.

Another 13 townhouses will be offered to social housing tenants, while three properties have been sold to Catholic Care.

Now he can say he’s done something should he meet an ever more numerous couch surfer.

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Rent control at Gungaderra Homestead
beejay76 7:47 am 28 Mar 11

I live in Franklin, and I’m less than thrilled about this development. Wouldn’t go so far as to say ‘angry’. Exasperated, more like.

Gungahlin Al said :

god-awful faux-Georgian red and white townhouses

Hear, hear. They are a blight on the landscape and the designer should be shot at dawn. When I see them I have an urge to stab my eyes out with a fork.

puggy 8:01 pm 27 Mar 11

bigfeet said :

Well I certainly hope you are right Al. But I can tell you that all of my neighbours in Harrison and friends in Franklin are very angry about having this mini Burnie Court stuck in the middle of the suburb.

Living near there I certainly hope it’s managed well. I’m holding out hope that the homestead facility opens the area up to the general public and means that it won’t be a closed area like Burnie Court was. My paranoid (bad) side is suggesting that I’ll have to teach my future kids to look for and avoid needles on their way to school. I’ll worry about it then I suppose. At the moment, I’m still seething about all the impromptu car parks, shopping trolley art and construction dumping grounds in and around Harrison.

damien haas 3:44 pm 27 Mar 11

I meant affordable…

damien haas 3:44 pm 27 Mar 11

According to an ACT Gov official at the Molonglo Phase II Forum the other night, low income housing is considered to be a dwelling costing less than $380,000

bigfeet 10:35 am 27 Mar 11

Gungahlin Al said :

Gungaderra is a good development by CHC, and we’ve had input into the design and the future uses of the old homestead and its surrounds…. So not at all something that would affect the local property prices in a negative way. …

Well I certainly hope you are right Al. But I can tell you that all of my neighbours in Harrison and friends in Franklin are very angry about having this mini Burnie Court stuck in the middle of the suburb.

Gungahlin Al 7:07 pm 26 Mar 11

Gungaderra is a good development by CHC, and we’ve had input into the design and the future uses of the old homestead and its surrounds.

Got a call from one of the new residents (an elderly lady) last week and she is very happy with it.

So not at all something that would affect the local property prices in a negative way. What would is the god-awful faux-Georgian red and white townhouses on the next block down. Suffice to say that if there wasn’t such a shortage of properties to meet the local demand, these abominations would have remained deservedly vacant so the pathetic developer got a very expensive message…

bigfeet 3:37 pm 26 Mar 11

Maybe this is a just very clever way to make housing more affordable in Gunghalin.

Building a high-density social housing development in a suburb will guarantee that the market value of all of the properties in the surroundinging areas will fall substantially.

EvanJames 2:19 pm 25 Mar 11

m_ratt said :

Wow – a $400+/week town house in Gungahlin for $300+/week. So affordable.

Yep. Pathetic really. What world do these people live in? It seems that with half-million-dollar houses being the norm, they have somehow ramped up the incomes of low-income people accordingly, in their minds.

m_ratt 1:54 pm 25 Mar 11

Wow – a $400+/week town house in Gungahlin for $300+/week. So affordable.

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