Only one site found compliant in Throsby workplace safety blitz
Property
WorkSafe ACT inspectors swooped on 19 construction sites in Throsby on Wednesday (21 April) as part of its ongoing safety blitz on the building industry and found only one site compliant. The 25 workplace visits resulted in 31 improvement notices, eight prohibition notices, and four infringement notices being issued, to the value of $11,520. One site was shut down due...
As Canberra grows, do we need to set higher environmental standards for developers?
Property
A majestic 300-year-old box tree stands like a guiding light at one end of the Lumi Collection development in Gungahlin. And in many senses, that's exactly its role. Two apartment blocks take their cues in size and scale from the registered tree, which was treated with kid gloves to ensure that its hydrology was unaffected by the construction process. "When...
Gold Creek Homestead precinct will be saved in Lendlease aged care project
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Lendlease has won the tender to develop the historic Gold Creek Homestead Precinct in Gungahlin providing new housing opportunities and an aged care facility for Canberrans. The company was awarded the tender to redevelop the site following a nationally advertised sale process. About 8000 square metres of the 4.8 hectare site is home to the remnant Gold Creek Homestead dating back...
Canberra’s construction boom will be a high-wire act
Property
The now apocryphal story about premiers counting the cranes on the skyline to gauge the health of the economy comes to mind as Chief Minister Andrew Barr oversees a Canberra that is going to be transformed over the next decade. Right across the ACT, but particularly in the city and town centres, a growing pipeline of construction projects will keep...
Geocon revises Gungahlin project but YMCA says it’s still too overbearing
Property
Building giant Geocon has made wholesale changes to a Gungahlin development that pitted it against a neighbouring child care centre, but it still faces a battle over the project's size. Last August, the planning authority rejected the company's amended development application for the already approved 14-storey Establishment mixed-use project in Swain Street after the YMCA Gungahlin Early Learning Centre raised...
POD aims for solar power first in big Gungahlin development
Property
A massive mixed-use development planned for Gungahlin may be powered completely by the sun, mostly through an off-site solar farm, which would be a Canberra-first. POD Project Group's proposed four-building, 561-unit project in the Town Centre features a suite of sustainability measures beyond current requirements that put it at the cutting edge of 'green' development in Canberra. They include solar...
Gungahlin mixed-use development to swap office/retail space for motel accommodation
Property
The developers of the approved Amici mixed-use development in the Gungahlin Town Centre have lodged plans to convert the originally proposed commercial space to a contact-free motel. Heritage Property Investments' seven-story mixed-use project on Camilleri Way (Block 3 Section 246), designed by Kasparek Architects, included 58 residential units, two lower floors of commercial/retail tenancies, a place of assembly at the first floor, and...
The perfect six-bedroom family home with views across the valley is in Casey
Property
A family home is a precious asset, and if you have a big family, a home that accommodates everyone can be difficult to find in Canberra. The visually beautiful brick home at 1 Housley Street in Casey is a stunning family home that has room for all, and is set perfectly on the block to take full advantage of views...
Another mixed-use precinct proposed for east of Gungahlin Town Centre
Property
The first stage of a new mixed-use precinct on the northeast corner of the Gungahlin Town Centre will rise to seven storeys and contain about 50 units. The proponent, Platinum Accounting, is planning a three-stage development for the site on the corner of Manning Clark Crescent and Anthony Rolfe Avenue, with this proposal to be built on its northwest corner. Consultation has...
Drone delivery areas for 152-unit urban village of the future
Property
A 152-unit, mixed-use development in the Gungahlin Town Centre aims to be a precinct of the future, even allowing for drone delivery areas for each of its three buildings. The 3196 square metre site at Block 3 Section 227 Gungahlin is located on the corner of Kate Crace Street and Efkarpidis Street, where developer Glav Corp had originally planned to build the...
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...
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