A family home with room to grow in easy reach of all
Property
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home at 9 Redwater Place in Amaroo is ready for a new family to move in and make memories. The home has a modest street presentation, while established trees and shrubs, and a double garage hide a practical floorplan which is ideal for family life. Luton Properties sales agent Melissa Martin-Smith said the home will be...
WorkSafe blitz finds more breaches at Throsby sites
Property
WorkSafe ACT has re-visited residential construction sites in Throsby two weeks after its last blitz and issued new safety notices. Yesterday (18 November), WorkSafe inspectors visited 15 sites and issued 21 improvement notices, nine prohibition notices and one infringement notice. Just two weeks earlier, inspectors in Throsby issued 42 improvement notices, 12 prohibition notices and four infringement notices. The compliance...
Blackshaw smashes Gungahlin record with entertainer’s paradise at Nicholls
Property
An entertainer's paradise at 11 Hendry Close in Nicholls has smashed the suburb record, as well as the Gungahlin record, when it sold for $2,475,000 over the weekend. The sale price surpassed the previous Gungahlin record by $325,000, and the previous record for Nicholls (also set by agent Luke McAuliffe) by over $450,000. Peter Blackshaw sales agent Luke McAuliffe said the...
WorkSafe shuts down 12 Throsby construction sites over safety concerns
Property
Twelve residential construction sites were shut down in Throsby by WorkSafe ACT last week after a spate of prohibition notices were issued, predominately in relation to unsafe scaffolding. WorkSafe also issued 42 improvement notices and four infringement notices for unsafe electrical and falling risks that came with an $11,000 price tag. The infringements were handed out after an inspection blitz...
Gungahlin mixed-use proposal to deliver 570 dwellings in Town Centre
Property
A major mixed-use development is being proposed for a prime block in the Gungahlin Town Centre that would deliver 570 dwellings across four buildings. Canberra developer POD Projects Group says its proposal for the 12,000 square metre Block 3 Section 229 will create a sustainable, world-class precinct over the next decade. The project design team includes Stewart Architecture, Indesco Engineers,...
North to Gungahlin, the rush is on
Property
The rush is on. New land, new homes and new horizons. But still accessible. That's Gungahlin. As the main component of the ACT Government's indicative land supply this financial year, Gungahlin is attracting buyers armed with record low interest rates and government incentives, including the $25,000 Homebuilder grant for new homes. Real estate agents and the Suburban Land Agency are...
Booming Gungahlin leads way in trimmed land release program
Property
Gungahlin will continue to be the boom area for new residential growth in the ACT this financial year, according to the Indicative Land Release Program announced with the recent Budget update. The northern area dominates the ACT Government land release program for 2020-21, delivering 45 per cent of the total number of dwellings expected to be built on blocks coming...
Jacka development’s heritage impact on Elm Grove catastrophic, says report
Property
The impact of the proposed Jacka suburban development on the setting of the heritage-listed Elm Grove in Gungahlin will be catastrophic, according to a consultant's report prepared for the rural property's owner. Rural leaseholder Paul Carmody has lodged his detailed objection to the Suburban Land Agency's development application for Jacka 2, attaching three consultants reports on the heritage, Aboriginal heritage...
North-facing architecturally clever home across the pond in Kettle Street
Property
Built on a corner block, 18 Kettle Street in Gungahlin is a stand out for all the right reasons. Architecturally designed, north-facing, solar-powered with beautiful views of Yerrabi Pond and parkland, less than 5 minutes' drive to Gungahlin Market Place and a short drive to Horse Park Drive, the four-bedroom two-bathroom home is a great option for families who are looking...
Four-bedroom home eligible for Land Rent Scheme for sale in Moncrieff
Property
The split level, four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 70 Bronhill Street in Moncrieff sits in a quiet street and has a modern facade which hints at the style of the interior. This custom build is eligible for the ACT Government's Land Rent scheme, giving people the option of renting land through a land rent lease rather than purchasing the land to...
Jacka stoush shows government needs to get own house in order
Community
ACT Labor may be spruiking their green credentials after wedging the Opposition in the Assembly last week over housing affordability and the Liberals' thought bubbles about opening new development fronts west of the Murrumbidgee in Tuggeranong and in Kowen Forest in the north, but it also needs to look at keeping its own house in order. Planning and Land Management...
Elm Grove leaseholder digs in for another historic battle with government over housing plans
Property
The battle of Jacka is about to be played out in Canberra's north as the rural leaseholder of the heritage-listed Elm Grove digs in against the Suburban Land Agency's plans for the next stages of the Gungahlin suburb. Paul Carmody has been growing wool and hay at Elm Grove since acquiring the property from the Gillespie family in 1985. He...
Apartment rents rise as Canberra market tightens again
Property
Canberra's residential rental market has tightened again with the vacancy rate falling to 1.1 per cent in June. Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Belconnen are the toughest suburbs to find a place to rent. Rents continue to fall for houses and units are on the rise but, overall, Canberra remains the second most expensive capital city in the nation to rent a...
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