[First filed: Jun 3, 2010 @ 9:13]
[ACTPLA Promo video for the consultation]
The ABC has a moderately confusing piece on plans for the East Lake development in Kingston:
Neil Savery from the ACT Planning and Land Authority says the plan includes a minimum of 42 per cent being individually owned, low-rise housing on single lots.
“[It will] still be relatively high density but more along the lines of terrace style development at one and two storeys as opposed to six and eight storey apartment style buildings,” he said.
“There will still be some elements of those buildings probably not as tall as eight stories.”
Land release is expected in two years time.
UPDATE: In the Canberra Times Australian National University’s Fenner School of Environment and Society visiting fellow Professor Patrick Troy is not impressed by putting this style of development out at the edge of a city:
He said he doubted mews-style streets would be appropriate for a suburb like East Lake because pedestrians would be too far from city action.
”I find that stuff really rather too cute by half when they do that on a greenfields site and it’s not only a greenfields site it’s actually a greenfield which is out on the edge and away from everything,”
ACTPLA also have a lot of information about their plans including another consultation from 3-8pm today at the Eastlake Football Club, McDonald Room 3 Oxley St Griffith.
The promo video (above) is also worth looking at if you want to get a feel for what’s planned.