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Your thoughts wanted on Kenny

By johnboy 10 November 2011 32

Environment and Sustainable Development are asking for your input into the new Gungahlin suburb of Kenny which is getting underway next year:

“Kenny will ultimately accommodate around 3500 dwellings as well as commercial developments, community facilities and open space,” Mr Ponton said.

The ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program identifies land in Kenny to be released progressively from 2012–13.  

“The purpose of this community consultation is to inform a planning and design framework to guide the development of Kenny.”

Mr Ponton said a display of maps, photographs and planning ideas for the new suburb will be available at the Gungahlin Marketplace between 10 am and 1 pm on Saturday  12 November 2011.

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shadow boxer 8:30 am 15 Nov 11

Ex Warrior said :

shadow boxer said :

Ex Warrior said :

montana said :

As usual we get negative comments from insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.

Oh and to add insult to injury these people live furthur from the city than these new suburbs being built.

Has the city moved and oh yeh they ceased building crappy boxes as well???
Somewhat confusing statement there Joey…

I think he is referring to the fact Tuggeranong and Charnwood are a lot further from the city than Gungahlin.

Apart from maybe some knock down rebuilds in the inner south canberra’s finest houses are clearly in Gungahlin.

And also the most convenient to be able to shake your next door neigbours hand without leaving your back step after they have another child which incidently has fark all b’yard to play in.
Seriously though there may be and prob are some good joints but you must admit the majority are ‘crappy boxes’

There are certainly a lot of crappy boxes, I guess when you get to 40,000 people you will get a variety.

There are a lot of crappy boxes in Banks as well and it wont be long before the formulaic apartments in the inner north and Belco are crappy boxes.

I’m just saying bag out our housing strategy by all means but just talking about Gungahlin as if it is the only place is wrong ( I was in Charnwood watching netball last night, my goodness get me out of there).

PrinceOfAles 11:16 pm 14 Nov 11

Who needs a backyard these days? All the kiddies want is an X-box and Foxtel. Even the dogs don`t want to be outside anymore.

Ex Warrior 10:13 pm 14 Nov 11

shadow boxer said :

Ex Warrior said :

montana said :

As usual we get negative comments from insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.

Oh and to add insult to injury these people live furthur from the city than these new suburbs being built.

Has the city moved and oh yeh they ceased building crappy boxes as well???
Somewhat confusing statement there Joey…

I think he is referring to the fact Tuggeranong and Charnwood are a lot further from the city than Gungahlin.

Apart from maybe some knock down rebuilds in the inner south canberra’s finest houses are clearly in Gungahlin.

And also the most convenient to be able to shake your next door neigbours hand without leaving your back step after they have another child which incidently has fark all b’yard to play in.
Seriously though there may be and prob are some good joints but you must admit the majority are ‘crappy boxes’

poetix 4:18 pm 14 Nov 11

Holden Caulfield said :

poetix said :

Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean here. Who or what was Benitez?

It’s okay, I wasn’t sucked in by the Rafalution either. It’s perfectly understandable that you don’t know who he is.

Just remember, blue is the colour.

This took me ages on Google as I’m a bit third division, ‘Citizen’ Caulfield. If there was a special Cup for obscure sporting references, I’d nominate you. (I may still be lost between Man City and Milan and Liverpool, but it’s a long way from Gungahlin.)

shadow boxer 3:58 pm 14 Nov 11

Ex Warrior said :

montana said :

As usual we get negative comments from insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.

Oh and to add insult to injury these people live furthur from the city than these new suburbs being built.

Has the city moved and oh yeh they ceased building crappy boxes as well???
Somewhat confusing statement there Joey…

I think he is referring to the fact Tuggeranong and Charnwood are a lot further from the city than Gungahlin.

Apart from maybe some knock down rebuilds in the inner south canberra’s finest houses are clearly in Gungahlin.

Ex Warrior 3:11 pm 14 Nov 11

montana said :

As usual we get negative comments from insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.

Oh and to add insult to injury these people live furthur from the city than these new suburbs being built.

Has the city moved and oh yeh they ceased building crappy boxes as well???
Somewhat confusing statement there Joey…

Holden Caulfield 2:56 pm 14 Nov 11

poetix said :

Sorry, I don’t understand what you mean here. Who or what was Benitez?

It’s okay, I wasn’t sucked in by the Rafalution either. It’s perfectly understandable that you don’t know who he is.

Just remember, blue is the colour.

mickey 2:43 pm 14 Nov 11

ESDD_Comms said :

We love this discussion about Kenny. Please feel free to fill in our Kenny survey at http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/kenny or send your comments directly to ESDD_Communications@act.gov.au.

http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/25843/20111110_Directorate_media_release_-_Help_plan_the_new_suburb_of_Kenny.pdf

Horse Park Road??? When was the name changed?

ESDD_Comms 1:22 pm 14 Nov 11

We love this discussion about Kenny. Please feel free to fill in our Kenny survey at http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/kenny or send your comments directly to ESDD_Communications@act.gov.au.

Jethro 10:16 pm 11 Nov 11

Watson said :

The choice is more: do I buy an older “renovators’ dream” on a larger block in an existing suburb or do I play it safe and buy a brand new house on a small block in a new suburb for the same price. And if you don’t have the finances for renovations and repairs on top of the mortgage, that is not a real choice either.

I’m not sure if that it is the choice. You can buy a perfectly good 25 year old house in a suburb named after an ex-PM and not have to worry about a thing. There is a fair bit of evidence that some of the major construction companies are cutting corners and building houses that simply do not last. People are moving into new houses that already have problems and these problems only become worse. I personally know tradies who are making a killing doing nothing but repairs in houses that are only 3 or 4 years old. Likewise, I know plenty of investors who wouldn’t buy a new place in a fit, as they know they are taking too much of a risk with the building quality.

Classified 10:01 pm 11 Nov 11

dpm said :

montana said :

As usual we get negative comments from insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.

Oh and to add insult to injury these people live furthur from the city than these new suburbs being built.

Yes, you can certainly tell which type each of the posters in this thread are!
a) the “insecure home owners who own 50 year old crappy little box houses.”
b) the insecure people who bought new “crappy little box houses” or apartments….

Both tyes of suburb/housing have their failings! Can’t we all just get along?? Hahaha! 🙂

What about those people that actually have nice homes?

Jethro 9:28 pm 11 Nov 11

fabforty said :

But for what it is worth, I will be adding “keep the Village Building Company out of it or it will be nothing but endless rabbit hutches as previously seen”.

+ eleventy zillion

Some of the houses in West Macgregor look like bomb shelters. Seriously.

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