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Old August 7th, 2013, 06:52 AM   #41
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Still no word about approval.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #42
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I've heard (unofficially of course) that the developer is talking about reducing the height to 26 levels.

Unfortunately, there must be too many NIMBYs in Canberra to allow a 34 storey building.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 03:47 AM   #43
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As if lopping off 8 storeys would make any material difference in a building of either of those heights, to the environment, overshadowing, visual impact or aesthetics.
I really worry about the brain processes in far too many people.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 05:48 AM   #44
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There is a vocal minority in Canberra that oppose anything of any height.

I'd be pretty disappointed if this is reduced in height. Half of its selling point is that it will be the highest in Canberra when complete.

Where did you hear about the reduction in height?
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Old August 27th, 2013, 07:47 AM   #45
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8 storeys is about 24m thus 92m high?
Lovett tower= 93m ;(
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Old September 16th, 2013, 11:41 AM   #46
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Yep, this has had the crap lopped off it after wait for it, wait for it.. 37 submissions.

BELCONNEN

Development Application: 201323477

Address: EASTERN VALLEY WAY

Block: 8 Section: 47

Proposal: Proposed amendments to DA 201323447 still under consideration - amendments include the new design being approximately 32m lower than originally proposed and consisting of fewer hotel rooms, less function space, less office space, no licensed club, or removal of restaurant and fewer parking spaces on site. The revised development will include 235 apartments, a 96 room hotel, shops, a gym and pool for residents and onsite parking. Site access is via Aikman Drive (to the basement parking and hotel entry), and Eastern Valley Way (to the loading zone and ramps up to podium-level resident parking). It is also intended to undertake pavement improvements and construct two driveway cross-overs on the verge of Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive


http://www.actpla.act.gov.au/topics/...IzNDc3JmFsbD0x
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Old September 17th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #47
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How completely stupid.

And I would like to add that a lot of those submissions would have been supportive of the proposal as well. I know mine was.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #48
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Disappointing, however assuming the revised proposal goes ahead, it still represents a significant increase in height over neighbouring buildings. Gradually Canberra's building height profiles are increasing, nimbys notwithstanding.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #49
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well this sucks
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...917-2tw8t.html

Proposed 'tallest tower' revised down for Belconnen

The developer proposing to build the tallest residential tower in Canberra has scaled down the project following concerns over height.
Geocon submitted a development application in April for a 112-metre residential building and adjoining 80-metre hotel in the Belconnen town centre.
But following community concerns over the height of the proposed tower the company has reduced the size of the development.
Plans have now been lodged for an 80-metre high building comprising 26 storeys.

Under an amended development application there will still be 235 apartments but the size of the hotel has reduced from 168 to 96 rooms.
There is also less function and office space, and there will not be a licensed club or restaurant.
The proposal will still include shops, a gym, a pool for residents and on-site car parking.
Geocon managing director Nick Georgalis said in a statement that the application had been revised in light of agency and community comment but still retained its essential elements.
“The revised DA continues to reflect design excellence and will be a positive outcome for the Belconnen community and the ACT region as a whole,” he said.
The ACT Planning and Land Authority received nine objections and one letter of support for the original development application.
The notification period had been extended for three weeks following a request by the Belconnen Community Council.
The objections focused on the height of the project and shadowing across businesses in the area.
Council chairperson Robyn Coghlan said while the council only knew the superficial details of the changes at this point it was still concerned about the lack of height restrictions and an effective master plan for Belconnen.
“The fact remains that 26-storeys is still going to be the tallest structure in the Belconnen town centre,” she said.
“[But] certainly 26 storeys is better than 35 storeys.”
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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:39 PM   #50
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Groan.

I was hoping the nimbys would have lost this one, but obviously not.

Oh well, thankfully this at least represents the next step upwards for Belco. It'll make hard to turn down the next 100+ proposal if there is an 80m one next door.
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Old September 17th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #51
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well current tallest in canberra and belconnen is 60m? this is 20m or 7floors higher so it will standout. yeah hope it means more higher to come eventually
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Old September 18th, 2013, 04:14 AM   #52
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But remember that this building sits probably 15m lower than the ~55m Altitude apartments so it will probably only look about three stories taller.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 08:13 AM   #53
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APPROVED... and revised.. they've added a floor from the revised down 26... and 8-metres... so 88 metres.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-...101-2wrjq.html

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Old November 1st, 2013, 11:38 AM   #54
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^apparently its 80m?

Proposed 'tallest tower' revised down for Belconnen

The developer proposing to build the tallest residential tower in Canberra has scaled down the project following concerns over height.
Geocon submitted a development application in April for a 112-metre residential building and adjoining 80-metre hotel in the Belconnen town centre.
But following community concerns over the height of the proposed tower the company has reduced the size of the development.
Plans have now been lodged for an 80-metre high building comprising 26 storeys.

Under an amended development application there will still be 235 apartments but the size of the hotel has reduced from 168 to 96 rooms.
There is also less function and office space, and there will not be a licensed club or restaurant.
The proposal will still include shops, a gym, a pool for residents and on-site car parking.
Geocon managing director Nick Georgalis said in a statement that the application had been revised in light of agency and community comment but still retained its essential elements.
“The revised DA continues to reflect design excellence and will be a positive outcome for the Belconnen community and the ACT region as a whole,” he said.
The ACT Planning and Land Authority received nine objections and one letter of support for the original development application.
The notification period had been extended for three weeks following a request by the Belconnen Community Council.
The objections focused on the height of the project and shadowing across businesses in the area.
Council chairperson Robyn Coghlan said while the council only knew the superficial details of the changes at this point it was still concerned about the lack of height restrictions and an effective master plan for Belconnen.
“The fact remains that 26-storeys is still going to be the tallest structure in the Belconnen town centre,” she said.
“[But] certainly 26 storeys is better than 35 storeys.”






Belconnen 8/47 is approved and has officially been given the go-ahead by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA).

The approved development will include a 27 storey mixed use development consisting of 235 residential apartments and 96 hotel rooms plus commercial facilities.
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Old November 1st, 2013, 02:38 PM   #55
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^it wax revised down to 80, but ACTPLA revised it up by a floor to 27 and added 8 metres..

The revision scaled the development down to a 26-storey, 80-metre tower.

ACTPLA's approval requires a further change to some design elements, which will mean the building will be eight metres higher than what was proposed in the revision - adding another floor and taking it to 27.
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Old November 2nd, 2013, 12:03 PM   #56
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great so 88m? awesome, just under 300ft. will be great for Belconnen
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #57
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new name


Introducing…Wayfarer Apartments.

For being such an avid follower of the Belconnen 8/47 project, we are pleased to give you the scoop that Wayfarer Apartments will commence pre-release sales tomorrow through Independent Property Group.

For being a loyal FB fan, you have the opportunity to see plans and pricing and purchase before the rest of Canberra. Priced from $269,900 and featuring a sky lounge and infinity pool on levels 26 & 27, we are pretty such you will be impressed with GEOCON’s new offering in the Belconnen Town Centre.

For further information, contact Independent Property Group at [email protected].
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:26 AM   #58
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http://canberratimes.domain.com.au/r...304-34294.html

Quite a few pictures in this article.

You can see in the second last pic that it will be only marginally higher than Altitude Apartments when finished despite being something like 30m taller. I think there is something like a 15m elevation difference between the sites.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:57 AM   #59
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How cool is that sky pool!! Is that actually going to be in the final product? It's the sort of thing that gets put in the concept and then dropped later down the track.
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Old March 27th, 2014, 07:39 AM   #60
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http://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/act/sa.../1316896416411

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