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Waterpoint Lakeside development proposal for Belconnen

By 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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Waterpoint Lakeside development proposal for Belconnen
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stonedwookie 8:41 pm 30 Jul 09

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

roysjag 9:00 am 08 Dec 06

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

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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