16 May 2007

Waterpoint loses its top

| Gungahlin Al
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Canberra Times is reporting that the DA for the 22-storey apartment development ‘Waterpoint’ on Emu Bank in Belconnen has been approved by ACTPLA – but with the condition that it is limited to the 18-storeys that the land’s zoning allows for.

The plans and documents in the DA for this development reflected an attractive design with very good attention to water and energy efficiency.

But the windfall gain to the developer of an extra 4 floors over the allowable height was not on. It’s a good outcome that ACTPLA have held firm on this, and it is reassuring that the community can draw some degree of certainty that zoning provisions will be upheld by the government.

It is also a credit to the Belconnen Community Council and president Stephen Bounds for their work preparing a DA submission protesting the additional storeys.

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GnT never read the classics I guessed early on. But you know what?


We can’t make a play on ancient classical allusions anymore?

someones getting tetchy 😛

oooh, countered with more racism. You’re hilarious!

GnT: Are you German and therefore miss the point?

Forgive me if I don’t laugh at racist jokes. Especially when they’re not funny.

GnT, I made a joke. Get over it.

(BTW the story of the Phillip building is true)

Pandy – are you being racist?

OpenYourMind5:04 pm 17 May 07

Pandy, that’s great!
Growling Ferret, there was nothing wrong with the Silverton Centre that a brand new building didn’t fix!!

Growling Ferret8:56 am 17 May 07

Are you suggesting another Silverton Centre style debacle?

Yep: Beware of Greeks bearing lifts.

sif concerned. i have evidence to back up my claims that Liangis builds cheap buildings.

Could be educational to count floors on Northbourne.

Geez andy. Watch-out for Greek builders.

And lets not forget the guy from the Hellenic Club. built the new health building Woden but opps! It was built 10 meters too long! A quick plan to govco witha wink wink and some extra cash and the now built, longer building gets approved. What were they going to do, pull it down?

Just start counting the floors at Waterpoint boys.

You have been noticed andy

Just don’t let Liangis build it, or it’ll be a shit heap.

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