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Old April 18th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #181
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The plans exist and you could get them from the ACT Planning office, but they don't keep them online past the public notice period, which is very frustrating.

It's certainly not the only project being built that doesn't have any marketing or other public sales process. That project on Antill St in Dickson is also being built without any form of marketing.

If the developer is keeping all of the units for rental (maybe even NRAS dwellings) they might not be publically advertising. Otherwise I can't think of a reason they wouldn't want to lock in some pre-sales.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 06:09 AM   #182
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Does anyone know what's going on in the Canberra Centre in the Aldi mall? The old Dick Smith store is boarded up again, as is part of the Telstra shop next to it (the former business centre). On the next level, 3 stores (Oxford, Decjuba and L'Occitane) have all been moved out and that space is boarded up now. And there is a massive area of the carpark that has been closed off, on level 1 as well as the ground and mezzanine levels. Looks like they might be taking over part of the carpark for a new mini-major, potentially spanning 2 floors, but there has been no DA for these renovations (to my knowledge).
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Old April 18th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #183
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Does anyone know what's going on in the Canberra Centre in the Aldi mall? The old Dick Smith store is boarded up again, as is part of the Telstra shop next to it (the former business centre). On the next level, 3 stores (Oxford, Decjuba and L'Occitane) have all been moved out and that space is boarded up now. And there is a massive area of the carpark that has been closed off, on level 1 as well as the ground and mezzanine levels. Looks like they might be taking over part of the carpark for a new mini-major, potentially spanning 2 floors, but there has been no DA for these renovations (to my knowledge).
Stores directly above Dick Smith are also moving within the centre.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 12:18 PM   #184
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Last year I viewed the plans for this apartment building as they appeared on the ACT Government's Development Applications open to the public.

From memory I was very impressed with its design. Both of the commercial premises and the apartments atop. It's the same height as the nearby Palko.
I remember thinking, pity about the Telstra exchange eyesore that will now sit between this and Palko.

It will be like a good looking smile with a tooth missing.

I'm glad this is going ahead. Let's hope it will be built from quality materials. Of all the developments going on in the area, I'm most hopeful about Midnight. Located between Mort Street and Northbourne Avenue, and designed by Fender Katsilitis (NewActon) this development has the potential to spill the Braddon vibe onto the new Northbourne boulevard. The bridging effect could just be lead to the renewal of that road into a destination rather than as a highway, public transport corridor.

Come to think of it, the redevelopment of Northbourne Avenue deserves its own thread. I really hope Northbourne Avenue is not a Canberra opportunity missed. I really don't want it to turn out to be just another gum tree highway with a tram, concrete and ugly 60s public housing and 90s apartment and office blocks. With no reason to go there what so ever. Let's hope.

I'm also waiting for the first quality development to be built on the new Constitution Avenue. That area on that street and between Parkes way is prime land. Situated on a (now) good looking boulevard, close to the city, and with front row views over the lake, parliament house and the Brindabellas, ...come on!!! Get cracking! I'm waiting for the day when Constitution become the city's main commercial boulevard. (as intended in the origional Griffin plan.)

And well done to the ACT Government and developer at Campbell 5. It's looking great down that end.

But Northbourne Avenue ....I'm not convinced. Too much politics and public consultation with baby boomer nay sayers who basically like their six lane highways. We'll have to wait and see. But at least Constitution Avenue worked out brilliant.

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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:35 AM   #185
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I thought about doing a thread based on the new City Renewal Authority boundaries, but given it includes pretty much all of the areas in the Inner North where interesting developments occur it's probably just going to duplicate this thread.

Midnight does look like a good development and I agree, it will help extend out some of that Braddon vibe to Northbourne.

The part of the corridor I'm actually most looking forward to is the Wakefield/McArthur intersection. The Midtown project looks interesting while there's also two decent sized apartment projects just to the south about to get underway (at 214 and 217 Northbourne).
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Old April 19th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #186
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This is a new one for Northbourne Ave..

http://www.onforbes.com.au

The building that is there used to be called Construction House. Was last known as CSC..
https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-35....7i13312!8i6656
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Old April 20th, 2017, 01:20 AM   #187
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The bridging effect could just be lead to the renewal of that road into a destination rather than as a highway, public transport corridor.

Come to think of it, the redevelopment of Northbourne Avenue deserves its own thread. I really hope Northbourne Avenue is not a Canberra opportunity missed. I really don't want it to turn out to be just another gum tree highway with a tram, concrete and ugly 60s public housing and 90s apartment and office blocks. With no reason to go there what so ever. Let's hope.
I hope it does. It's going to be very hard to get people to use Northbourne other than as a corridor to get somewhere. Until you get to Melbourne/Sydney buildings there's nothing but short ugly office buildings mixed with some residential/hotel new ones and the public housing ones. And on the streets on either side it's just residential, mostly houses.
There is no restaurants, cafes, shops or anything like that until you pass Haig park and then that is on the Braddon side, nothing on the Turner one and really nothing on the Braddon Northbourne side side until you get to Civic. At least with the new developments and getting rid of the infamous flats it's going to look more gentrified, but still empty and boring. I hope they come up with something exciting for the old Police Headquarters building that encourages people to go to that side of Northbourne.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 09:15 AM   #188
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There's a DA in at the moment to allow hotel and serviced apartments at 214 Northbourne (already approved for resi) but no mention of any design change to the already approved building. That would explain why they are already in the demolition stage before putting the apartments on sale.

Also, I noticed hoarding up around the Midnight site. Hopefully that means demolition of the old building will start soon.

Finally, the sales office for 'On Forbes' looks like its opening very soon. Hopefully that means it won't be long before that's U/C as well.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 05:28 AM   #189
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This is the job in Dickson on Antill street with the white crane.
http://novadickson.com.au
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