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Franklin

About Franklin

The suburb of Franklin includes 1,294 dwellings, and will eventually be home to between 3,000 and 4,000 local residents.
 

Currently all land within Franklin has been sold.
See sales results for details.

Franklin covers an area of approximately 256 hectares in size with a total developable area of 132 hectares. The estate includes children’s playgrounds, walkways and bicycle paths with pedestrian access to Mulangarri Grasslands and North Mitchell Grasslands. Residents have access to approximately 47 hectares of landscaped recreational areas surrounding Gungaderra Creek, where they can exercise, explore and relax. The Gubur Dhaura heritage precinct and Old Well Station Track have been enhanced with walking trails and vantage points to provide greater open space amenity.

The estate also includes sites for a neighbourhood centre and community related facilities, and features the Franklin Early Childhood School.

Franklin was planned with an emphasis on providing a mix of housing types for detached and multi-unit housing. These include apartments in the Flemington Road precinct, terrace and two-storey homes, and traditional homes. Considerations to sustainable development, high quality public domain and water sensitive urban design (WSUD) influenced the design.

Located on the doorstop to the Gungahlin Town Centre, Franklin's location offers a one-stop shop to all of life’s conveniences. With over 100 retail outlets, a choice of cafes and restaurants, supermarkets, medical centres and children’s facilities.

Technology

Residents in Franklin Stage 2 and Stage 3 have access to TransACT’s fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) services for high-speed broadband, phone and subscription TV services.

For more information about TransACT services visit www.transact.com.au

Gubur Dhaura

Gubur Dhaura is a 6.5ha tract of open space within the suburb of Franklin. The site has significant cultural and heritage values, of both Aboriginal and European importance.

Aboriginal significance

  • The site has plentiful ochre deposits (red and yellow).
  • Aboriginal artefacts have been located on the site.
  • Panoramic views to surrounding hills and ridges of the ACT are significant to the Aboriginal community.

European significance

  • Prospecting for gold, iron ore and clays was conducted on this site. There are several pits and open cuts which scar the site.
  • The site includes a remnant section of the Well Station Track and its old fence line.

In addition, Gubur Dhaura has a number of natural features particular to this site:

  • Iron stone rock outcrops which are a feature of the skyline.
  • Deep red soils covering the majority of the site.
  • Remnant stands of locally significant in-tact native grasses.
  • Poor quality trees, many dead which provide valuable habitat and impart a special character to the site.

Franklin Estate Map

Images of Gubur Dhaura

Franklin Aerials

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