Creating community housing in Canberra
The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) is working with the ACT Government to develop a pipeline of community housing sites and dwellings to continue to support the community housing sector in the ACT.
We are working to support diverse community needs in locations where people can live, work and connect.
The sites on this page have been identified as potential future locations and opportunities for community housing. Engagement with Community Housing Providers (CHP) will help to inform proposed future land releases community housing policy considerations.
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Taylor is an established community located in the Gungahlin region which has been designed to provide a quality lifestyle for a diverse range of people. Taylor is reminiscent of a traditional Canberra suburb with excellent community amenities in a natural setting.
A variety of land ready packaged lots in Taylor are proposed for community housing. This land is divided up into individual blocks sized between 141m2 and 375m2, with groups of blocks designed to suit a variety of CHPs.
All are well-located across from the future Taylor local centre, close to parks, playgrounds, Margaret Hendry Primary School and the future Taylor High School.
Further information about these opportunities is expected to be available in 2024 after engagement with CHPs is complete.
Off-the-plan apartments at affordable price thresholds
SLA aspires to create place experiences where everyone feels welcome to call home. We work with developers to deliver quality place and design outcomes that respond to community needs and aspirations. A variety of large urban renewal sites across Canberra have and will continue to be sold with requirements to include community housing.Developers are required to identify and provide dwellings for the purpose of sale to CHPs. Once a development is approved, SLA will provide the developer with details for one or more CHPs. The CHPs will then be able to purchase the dwellings directly from the developer at the affordable price thresholds.
Affordable price thresholds are linked to dwelling size and are indexed annually on 1 July each year.
- Belconnen Town Centre:
- Belconnen Village on Walder (Block 5 Section 22): 3 x 2 bedroom dwellings (sold, Development Application not yet submitted)
- Belconnen Village on Lathlain (Block 6 Section 23): 7 x 2 bedroom dwellings (sold, Development Application not submitted)
- Belconnen Central (Block 17 Section 152): 5 x 2 bedroom dwellings (sold, Development Application submitted)
- Braddon Place (Block 4 Section 60): 10 x 2 bedroom dwellings (sold, Development Application submitted)
- Lawson Block A Section AB: 5 x 2 bedroom dwellings (sold, Development Application not yet submitted)
- Woden Village (Block A Section 7): 8 x 2 bedroom and 2 x 1 bedroom dwellings (released but not sold)
- Gungahlin Town Centre (Block 1 Section 228): 2 dwellings (for sale)
North Wright Compact Housing
SLA is designing and constructing a showcase sustainable housing precinct that sets the future for local living. The Precinct comprises 43 separately titled blocks sized between 200-250m2. Up to 23 dwellings are proposed for release in 2024 to the open market. This could include sale to CHPs at market value.
These dwellings are designed to be sustainable, with liveable silver and gold level accessibility and address the ‘missing-middle’ medium density housing.
They will also include ‘room-to-grow’ extendable dwellings – 2-bedroom townhouses designed to allow future extension.