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Waterpoint Lakeside development proposal for Belconnen

belcc 5 December 2006 28

The plans for the proposed 22-storey “Waterpoint Lakeside” development on the Belconnen Lakeshore are now available for review at ACTPLA.

For those who would rather not wade through dozens of PDFs, the Belconnen Community Council website has a screenshot of an artist’s 3D rendering and highlighted the most useful planning documents.

Comments on the development close on December 21.

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28 Responses to Waterpoint Lakeside development proposal for Belconnen
stonedwookie stonedwookie 8:41 pm 30 Jul 09

wonder if this will ever get built ? still hasent been started on yet.

roysjag roysjag 9:00 am 08 Dec 06

Wow, the design looks great. I especially like the 3D image.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:29 pm 06 Dec 06

the disgrace is the location of some of melbourne high rises.. one over looking the ocean at williamstown… another on brunswick st.. it is complete chraos

Thumper Thumper 2:05 pm 06 Dec 06

Generally yes, mainly government.

I must admit that I’m not against the development as it will serve a very good purpose and lift the profile of that area.

However, I still think high density housing has it flaws that need to be carefully thought about before implementing some major high density housing plan.

For instance, the place that overlooks the lake now, right next to the frog building (Old ANPWS building) is private and is getting rather slumy.

seepi seepi 1:49 pm 06 Dec 06

Thumper was that government housing or private in Manchester?
Melbourne has nasty high rises for government housing which are filled with crime etc. I’ve always assumed the English flats are the same.

Thumper Thumper 12:25 pm 06 Dec 06

However, high density housing in city central areas failed miserably in England in the late 60s and early 70s leading to massive crime, drug problems, alienation of the people, violence, etc.

Admittedly Canberra is not Manchester but careful planning is needed to ensure that high density housing doesn’t become the only alternative for housing in the future.

ex0dus1985 ex0dus1985 11:10 am 06 Dec 06

I think higher density is the way forward for our town centres. It’s the only way to create viable transport and retail hubs. Having people live where they work and play can only help create a more sustainable urban fabric. I think the design of the building looks great, and it would be a nice landmark for the area. 22 storey’s isnt really all that tall in the whole scheme of things, and how can having more people living in that area hurt? More people could use the bus system, and the nightlife should improve.

VYBerlinaV8 VYBerlinaV8 9:11 am 06 Dec 06

The location will be nice, but may be marginal in terms of attracting top value for both sales and rents. Turning the town centres into high rise jungles is not something I think our future generations will thank us for.

Pandy Pandy 7:52 pm 05 Dec 06

22 storeys is not like an office 22. They do not allow a space for A/C and stuff.

seepi seepi 5:36 pm 05 Dec 06

you’d think simon would have learnt from the parking disaster he made in civic.

Al Al 1:21 pm 05 Dec 06

22 storeys is too high! I read in the CT that the land is only zoned for 18, and they are short on the required carparking. Big bucks should not buy concessions on these sorts of things.

Spitfire3 Spitfire3 12:34 pm 05 Dec 06

It would become Belconnen’s own Black Mountain tower 🙂

But I live in belco and have nothing in principle against this sort of thing.

Danman Danman 12:25 pm 05 Dec 06

I think they should build it on top of Mt Rogers, then Belco would be much better than Woden.

That would sure piss off the Mt Rogers Local Stoner Brigade

Sammy Sammy 11:55 am 05 Dec 06

What is the compelling reason for living in a high rise in Belcoonen? The same as for Wooden.

I certainly wouldn’t want to live in a wooden high rise, though I believe there are some in Asia 🙂

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:45 am 05 Dec 06

yes it will be heaps better than sky plaza…

Sammy Sammy 11:41 am 05 Dec 06

Pandy: as of this morning, there is still a large advertising billboard outside Sky Plaza, proclaiming something like:

Final opportunity, act fast!

Or somesuch hyberbole.

Sammy Sammy 11:40 am 05 Dec 06

Heavs: though my comment was seemingly offensive, it was meant to illustrate the shock I still feel at how long that poor chinese student lay dead (6 months?) in the nearby Miramar (?) apartments.

Pandy Pandy 11:39 am 05 Dec 06

Hey andy, are you saying that Skyplaza has a lot of units not for sale?

Mr Evil Mr Evil 11:28 am 05 Dec 06

I think they should build it on top of Mt Rogers, then Belco would be much better than Woden.

Heavs Heavs 11:14 am 05 Dec 06

Nice Sammy!!

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