Urban infill cheaper than creating new suburbs

New suburb of Whitlam in the Molonglo Valley, despoiling the view from The Pinnacle


The study warned there was a practical limit to increasing density, with extra costs if too many dwellings require more infrastructure or reduce how attractive the location is to live. In the latter respect, the ACT Government has refused to consider the drop in house value or the distress caused to local residents in Weetangera, associated with the redevelopment of 7-9 Smith Street for fourteen townhouses and another eight on three adjoining blocks at 67-71 Belconnen Way, creating a large united village for Housing ACT, in contradiction of their supposed “salt and pepper” approach.


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