Working on the weekend Andrew Barr has proudly announced that the new town centre of Molonglo is coming together with the first suburb of Wright getting its Commonwealth environmental approval.
- The suburb of Wright had been subject to an assessment under Commonwealth legislation and had been given the all clear. There are 800 blocks in Wright scheduled to be released in 2009–10. More than 4,000 blocks will be released in Wright and Coombs over time.
The Molonglo Valley, which will include affordable housing, will eventually be home to about 55,000 Canberrans and will be developed to a higher density than more recently developed suburbs.
Andrew’s promising that they’re actually going to orient the blocks to lower the energy needs of the houses along with lots of other environmental goodies.