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Tralee (Canberra’s own Lucas Heights) starts selling.

By farq - 17 February 2014 67

image from The Canberra Times

Affordable Tralee a boon for buyers Canberra Times puff piece: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/affordable-tralee-a-boon-for-buyers-20140216-32u7u.html

It’s interesting that the article does not mention the airport noise issue at all. If history is any guide, the residents will start complaining by the time their first rate bill arrives.

When the flight path gets moved over Canberra, everyone should remember the Villains Village Building Company’s contribution to our fair city.

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67 Responses to
Tralee (Canberra’s own Lucas Heights) starts selling.
switch 11:59 am 18 Feb 14

Diggety said :

I don’t understand the Lucas Heights comparison.

I think it is alluding to the fact that the nuclear research reactor at Lucas Heights, built back in the fifties, well and truly predated anyone buying land there now. Sydney was a lot further away in those days.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:49 am 18 Feb 14

arescarti42 said :

“The firefighter said land in the capital was almost unaffordable for the average Canberran and he hoped Tralee will be a wake-up call for the territory.”

And there you have it. If the ACT Government’s land release program was focused on providing affordable land and housing instead of abusing its monopoly power to extract enormous profits from new home buyers, there’d be no need to build houses under the flight path in NSW.

Spot on. This will blow back on ACT residents, and the ACT government is the problem.

tommy 11:32 am 18 Feb 14

Ages ago when this was all controversial I went out to have a look myself. The planes are pretty high in the air and Tralee is a long way from the airport.

If you can’t be bothered driving out, watch a few landings and takeoffs on flightradar24.com – most take offs I’ve seen go north rather than south anyway.

eg http://fr24.com/VOZ1210

NoImRight 10:46 am 18 Feb 14

Is that his friend…”Tim”?

Erg0 10:35 am 18 Feb 14

grunge_hippy said :

the flight path is over Jerra, do they complain?

Noise complaints are usually attributable to a small group of dedicated whingers. I recall reading in a previous RA article that a large proportion of the airport’s current noise complaints come from one guy with a noise meter. I guess Jerra hasn’t developed a motivated cadre yet.

Roundhead89 10:15 am 18 Feb 14

Reminds me of how Harry Seidler lobbied the NSW government to close Luna Park and sell the land to him for a unit development. The NSW government refused to sell so Seidler bought a block next door, built a block of units on it, moved into the penthouse then took legal action against Luna Park over the noise. The court ruled that Luna Park could stay but the big dipper had to be closed down.

The Sydney Morning Herald published an uncomplimentary cartoon about Seidler’s developments, Seidler sued for defo and won. Fairfax had to pay the multimillionaire a huge compo payout. The day after Seidler died the SMH published the cartoon again, this time on the front page.

arescarti42 10:07 am 18 Feb 14

“The firefighter said land in the capital was almost unaffordable for the average Canberran and he hoped Tralee will be a wake-up call for the territory.”

And there you have it. If the ACT Government’s land release program was focused on providing affordable land and housing instead of abusing its monopoly power to extract enormous profits from new home buyers, there’d be no need to build houses under the flight path in NSW.

Diggety 9:53 am 18 Feb 14

I don’t understand the Lucas Heights comparison.

Tralee doesn’t look too bad, and along with only a few other locations in the Canberra area, are where I could almost justify the price of land.

You sound very ‘involved’ in this farq what’s wrong?

m00nee 9:00 am 18 Feb 14

Read the “article”, or as they should have said: This has been a paid announcement of the Village Building Company. Wonder how much Bob Winnel paid those 2 to camp out overnight.

Affordable? What a load of BS. You can get land and/or house land packages for the same or less in the ACT, and Googong land is up to $40,000 less for similar sized blocks. Add in the cost of the noise insulation and you are looking at substantial premium to live in the prestige area, beside the flight path and behind the expanding industrial estate.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 8:53 am 18 Feb 14

Yes, it’s near the flight path. Yes, there will be aircraft noise.

But with the price of new land in the ACT, do you really blame people for buying there? I have no doubt there will eventually be noise sharing, but until the ACT government pulls its finger out and gets on top of its land release program, people will be searching for better value alternatives. Tralee is well priced, well located, and you’ll have a new home, not a cold, leaky ex-guvvy in a NIMBY suburb.

Stormfront Org 8:05 am 18 Feb 14

grunge_hippy said :

the flight path is over Jerra, do they complain?

This!
I know a couple of colleagues who live there, no problems.
And after a while people don’t tend to notice the noise anyway.

It seems to me that the ones commenting negatively (esp. on CT comments page) are the ones who’d bought overpriced blocks in scheiße-hole suburb of Crace and similar new neighbouring developments (don’t even know the names of other suburbs).
If you look at it, Tralee is only a short drive to Fyshwick, Woden and Queanbeyan.
I wish all future residents of Tralee good luck and congratulate them.

miz 7:21 am 18 Feb 14

You have to be mad to think Tralee is going to be a pleasant place to live.

grunge_hippy 7:15 am 18 Feb 14

the flight path is over Jerra, do they complain?

HiddenDragon 12:42 am 18 Feb 14

And when the seemingly inevitable happens, there will be wide-eyed surprise all around.

farq 10:45 pm 17 Feb 14

Building under the airport approach/departure airspace is just crazy and we all know how this is going to end.

It’s like when someone buys a unit next to a brilliant live music venue.. and then they complain about the noise.

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