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As our city expands, we're planning for a Canberra that's inclusive, innovative, healthy, smart, active and fun. By developing new and improved properties, we ensure safe, affordable and secure housing choices are in place for everyone.

We want to hear your ideas on the proposal for a dual-occupancy development at 81 Kambalda Crescent, Fisher.

The new development will include:

  • Two Class C Adaptable properties, comprising one 4-bedroom house and one 2-bedroom house, each with private garaging and with driveway access off Kambalda Crescent
  • 6 star energy efficiency rating which means that it will be cheaper to run
  • Retention and protection of trees where possible

The proposed development is in close proximity to local schools, shops and public transport options available along Kalgoorlie Crescent.

The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby schools, shops and transport will provide people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

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We will use your ideas and feedback in preparing the Development Application for the development.

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Thank you for reviewing the site plans and sharing your ideas on the development of a dual-occupancy development at 81 Kambalda Crescent, Fisher. By developing new and improved properties, we ensure safe, affordable and secure housing choices are in place for everyone.

5 August, 2018

Richardg says:

“Agree with zoning feedback - not fair ACT housing can do dual occupancy in R1 zone but private home owners can’t. Rezone street/suburb ”

5 August, 2018

Judyn says:

“Mixing young disadvantaged families with elderly tenants may impact the elderly tenant - noise, violence, crime all on their doorstep”

5 August, 2018

MaryL says:

“This is not salt and pepper - this is increasing the concentration of disadvantage. ”

5 August, 2018

Jonathon says:

“Fencing should be reviewed to improve privacy”

5 August, 2018

Jonathon says:

“Additional house on block = less privacy & more noise. Plan needs to consider privacy like extra plants along and fencing”

5 August, 2018

Residentkambaldacres says:

“The initial consultation should have been to seek acceptance from residents to rezone the entire street. This is so unfair! ”

5 August, 2018

Residentialkambaldacrescent says:

“This will reduce the value of properties land is zoned R1 - dual occupancy is NOT allowed All street needs to be rezoned R2 to be fair”

27 July, 2018

MR1 says:

“Is demolishing this house the most efficient option? Why not sell and use profit to build on Mr Fluffy blocks? Demolition already done.”

25 July, 2018

Fiz says:

“Concerns about ACT government housings past and present ability of ensuring these properties are kept clean and tidy ”

24 July, 2018

DavidCh says:

“What a joke, no way am i living next door to a dual occupancy government housing, this is unacceptable. Why are we being notified after?”

24 July, 2018

Pier says:

“This development should be blocked. A dual occupancy on Kambalda cres will only increase criminal activity in the street ”

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Background

81 Kambalda Crescent, Fisher

Housing ACT is proposing to replace the existing 3-bedroom dwelling located at 81 Kambalda Crescent Fisher with two Class C Adaptable houses over the large site. Adaptable housing ensures that people of all ages and abilities can live within the home and it can be easily adapted to meet changing household needs without requiring costly or substantial modifications. This is part of the ongoing commitment to revitalise the public housing portfolio.

As this is a large block, Housing ACT is proposing to construct two Class C Adaptable properties on the block, comprising one 4-bedroom house and one 2-bedroom house, each with private garaging and with driveway access off Kambalda Crescent.

The proposed 2 bedroom dwelling has been designed to mirror the footprint and orientation of the existing dwelling. This means the block will retain and reflect the existing scale and appearance of the streetscape.

There are a number of trees on the site which will be retained where possible.

The proposed development is in close proximity to local schools, shops and public transport options available along Kalgoorlie Crescent.

The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby schools, shops and transport will provide people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

The houses will be built to a minimum 6 star energy efficiency rating which means that it will be cheaper to run.

Our commitment

Housing ACT is committed to providing public housing across Canberra, to build communities that are diverse and vibrant that enable people to achieve positive social and economic outcomes.

We are committed to collaborating with the community, to build neighbourhoods that are inclusive and welcoming, that offer safe and affordable housing to those who need it most.

What we do and why

Housing ACT provides tenants with safe, affordable and appropriate housing in a sustainable social environment. We provide housing to those Canberrans most in need including people in extreme financial hardship who are unable to find accommodation elsewhere.

Public housing makes up about 8% of all housing in the ACT.

  • 25% is located in Belconnen
  • 18% is located in Woden and the inner south
  • 23% is located in the inner north
  • 21% is located in Tuggeranong

Shape and scale of the Development

New developments will be modern, energy efficient and include a mix of sizes to suit different tenant requirements, including properties that can be adapted in the future, to enable tenants to age in place.

The buildings will be built to a 6 star energy efficiency rating which means they will be cheaper to run.

A variety of materials and building features will be used, along with existing vegetation to blend the development into the streetscape. The scale and form of the new houses will be in scale with the neighbouring buildings.

Who are our tenants?

Public housing tenants include a broad range of people including a high proportion of older people (approximately 26% are aged over 65 years), women (64%), as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with disability (63% of our tenants access the disability support pension).

Approximately 75% of our tenants live in single person or single parent households. About 27% of our tenants are children under the age of 15 years.

Some of our tenants stay in public housing for only a short period of time, until they can ‘get back on their feet’. Others stay in public housing longer-term.

The range of our tenants means that the housing we provide needs to be diverse to meet the needs of different people. We provide family homes, single-person apartments, accessible housing and housing that is close to essential services such as medical services and public transport.

Building better housing

Redeveloping our properties allows us to ensure that safe, affordable and secure housing is made available for vulnerable Canberrans who need it – now – and into the future.

More than 70% of our housing stock was built before the 1990’s, therefore building new public housing and redeveloping existing public housing allows us to replace older stock with modern, more contemporary designed buildings with improved energy efficiency.

It enables us to apply a ‘salt and pepper’ approach to development to reduce concentrations of disadvantage, and build well-designed dwellings that look and feel like other housing in the neighbourhood.

Delivering public housing close to essential services helps to ensure that the varied support needs of tenants can be accommodated and it is an important step in supporting some of our community’s most vulnerable people.

Housing ACT looks to the following principles when designing new public housing:

  • Quality design – consistent with the existing and future character of the suburb
  • Transparent, honest and open communication with the surrounding tenants and community.
  • Liveable design – a more flexible, easy to access and navigate, liveable space, designed to have a positive impact on tenants and the neighbourhood
  • Design that enhances the streetscape
  • Design that aims to promote a sense of pride for tenants, harnessing a supportive community for both the tenants and the wider community, ensuring that tenants feel safe and comfortable within the new housing development

LOCATION

81 Kambalda Crescent, Fisher

The proposed development is in close proximity to local shops, shops and public transport options available along Kalgoorlie Crescent.

The accessibility of the site and opportunities for tenants to walk to the nearby schools, shops and transport will provide people with the opportunity to get involved and participate in their local community.

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