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Old March 12th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #941
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Old March 13th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #942
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Fantastic. Now build it!!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #943
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I'm new to Canberra so still getting used to landmarks, etc.
Where in Woden is this exactly???
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Old March 13th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #944
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I'm new to Canberra so still getting used to landmarks, etc.
Where in Woden is this exactly???
I think the road to the left hand side is Melrose drive looking north, The boxy building to the right of the image, just below the green oval is Scarborough house i think. So the plan is to increase density on both sides of Melrose Drive and create something similar to St Kilda Rd, looks interesting - wonder if the NIMBY's will come to the defence of their beloved open surface carparks
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Old March 13th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #945
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nimby magic words are parking, vistas and height, so yes they will definitely complain. despite the fact that the rooftop will be public space so you can still have your vistas. How often to people spend time staring at the brindabellas anyway?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 11:09 AM   #946
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...and 'over-development' and 'traffic chaos'.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #947
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We don't want another dubai!!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #948
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nimby magic words are parking, vistas and height, so yes they will definitely complain. despite the fact that the rooftop will be public space so you can still have your vistas. How often to people spend time staring at the brindabellas anyway?
Also 'heritage'! Even though Woden is only a few decades old and it's ugly as hell.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #949
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Woden is a massive failure. Planning students from around the country should be taken there to learn what not to do.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 04:36 AM   #950
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Then they could go to Belconnen and see an even worse example!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:05 AM   #951
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Yep, or they could just visit Canberra and they will forever be armed with all of the 'not to do' examples they need.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #952
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So very true

Although that being said, the very poor planning in Canberra in the past has actually left a lot of room for fixing things in the future. There is heaps of free space (carparks) in the city and towns which are being redeveloped into apartments and offices with no need to disturb the nimby's. The very wide roads and road reserves allow heaps of space to put in light rail in the future and the spread out nature of the city provides heaps of opportunities to in-fill with much higher density developments.

The government is pretty committed to in-fill as well. After all, Canberra is only second to Sydney in the ratio of apartments to houses being built.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #953
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but the problem is, the nimbys believe its SUPPOSED to look like this, like the Griffins actually sat down and drew all this crap out.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #954
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I agree, if you look at the latest plans to in-fill you'll note that they are actually pretty in-line with the original Burley-Griffin vision of Canberra with high density but low rise buildings around the major boulevards and avenues.

What I am getting at is that strangely enough the 'Y-plan' which drove the design of the city in the 50's and 60's actually left enough space free in the central areas (mainly with carparks) to allow the re-establishment of the original (much denser) Griffin plan.

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Old March 26th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #955
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Anyone know why the Red buildings being demolished at the Benjamin Offices? Been like that for the last few weeks.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:02 AM   #956
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4 National Circuit Update

Here's a really quick photo of the copper facade taken the other day while I was waiting for the bus:



Looks pretty nice - the copper is something different :-)
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #957
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i hear thats the new freemason building but im not sure if they will be taking the whole thing
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:05 AM   #958
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Mason's own the currently unoccupied 6 National Cct building. 4 National Cct will have some govt tenants.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 05:29 AM   #959
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This development will improve on density in Belconnen. Up to 500 additional students in 12 level accommodation.

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UC eyes spending $37m on apartment block


The University of Canberra is preparing to spend more than $37 million on building new on-campus student accommodation.
A development application lodged with ACTPLA outlined the proposed building, consisting of almost 300 apartments across an eight-storey main wing and five-storey annex, connected by bridge links.
Vice-chancellor Stephen Parker said the development would be funded partly by a National Rental Affordability Scheme grant from the Commonwealth, as well as finance loaned from the ACT government.
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He said a studio apartment in the complex was expected to cost about $225 a week, which would be ''within the range of normal student accommodation prices''.
''Accommodation is a big concern, about availability and cost,'' he said. ''We're hoping that these will come in as affordable.''
The proposal is part of the university's 2012 Campus Master Plan, which aims to provide 50 per cent of out-of-town students with on-campus accommodation by the end of 2015.
If approved the new building would have the potential to accommodate a further 417 students, bringing the total on-campus tally to 1916.
The eight and five-storey complex will house 297 apartments, ranging from standard studios to five-bedroom units. Retail and services would be spread across the ground floor on the block bounded by Ginninderra Drive, Haydon Drive, Aikman Drive and College Street.
Professor Parker said the facility would also benefit the wider community once opened by the beginning of the 2014 academic year.
''The more students that live in proper student accommodation, the fewer are out there in private housing … driving up the rental rates,'' he said.
Plans include three separate bike sheds and three new campus car parking areas, with 190 car spaces to replace the 134 currently on site.
At an estimated cost of $37.57 million, the proposal also includes the demolition of the existing car park and the construction of a new road.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:17 AM   #960
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$420 million airport project inches past 70 per cent completion.

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