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Coombs

How many single residential blocks have been released in Coombs?

Coombs contains three stages for development with a combined total of 466 single residential blocks released via ballot since June 2012. The final single residential land release in Coombs by ballot took place in May/June 2013. Refer to the available land on the Suburban Land Agency’s website to see the blocks that are currently available for purchase.

How many dwellings have been released in Coombs?

Coombs was the second estate in the Molonglo Valley. The estate has been designed to accommodate a total of 3,548 dwellings including 723 single residential blocks and a maximum of 2,825 dwellings in Multi Unit developments.  

The final residential stage of Coombs is currently scheduled for release in 2017-18, find out further information about the ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program.

Is Coombs being developed by the Suburban Land Agency?

Yes, the LDA is responsible for the design and delivery of Coombs.

What types of community and recreation facilities will be built in Coombs?

Community facilities, local centre, a school and a site for a child care centre are all planned to be developed in Coombs.

Coombs will include plenty of open space suitable for recreational purposes as well as ponds in and around the Estate. Future residents will have unprecedented access to some of Canberra’s most popular recreation and relaxation places, including the Molonglo River, the National Arboretum Canberra and Stromlo Forest Park.

Where can I find the street name for my block?

Street names for Coombs can be found at www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2013-28/default.asp  and www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2013-56/default.asp

Why do I have to lodge a Compliance Bond?

The LDA has implemented a range of sustainability initiatives to achieve sustainable building design in Coombs. The initiatives for individual houses are administered via a bond which is payable at Settlement unless house plans have already been endorsed.

Where can I get advice to design a more sustainable home which will be eligible for the Rebates on offer?

The Suburban Land Agency provides purchasers in Coombs with access to a Home Sustainability Advisor (HSA). The HSA will assist with incorporating the most effective and efficient sustainability initiatives into housing design and will ensure plans meet Housing Development Guide requirements. Regular HSA information sessions are held and cover a range of topics including house orientation, energy efficient design, building materials and fixtures and fittings.

The HSA is also responsible for endorsing house plans and administering rebates and Compliance Bonds. The Suburban Land Agency strongly encourages purchasers and/or their builders to lodge plans with the HSA and have them endorsed as early as possible. For further information please contact Greg Burghardt on (02) 6207 0390 or email greg.burghardt@act.gov.au.

Can I get broadband in Coombs?

TransACT Capital Communications (TransACT) has been awarded the contract to deliver Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network in Coombs. This means that you will have the option to access telephone, broadband and pay TV services via state-of-the-art fibre optic network.

Please refer to ‘Preparing your home for FTTP services’ for further details. [www.transact.com.au/documents/fttp_checklist.pdf] (prepared by TransACT).

It should be noted that TransACT is the telecommunications infrastructure provider but is not the exclusive supplier of telecommunication services in the Estate. Buyers are free to choose their own telecommunication services provider.

Once your home has been correctly wired, you can contact your preferred provider to connect to telephone, broadband and/or pay TV services. For more information regarding TransACT’s FTTP technology and/or their range of services visit www.transact.com.au or call 13 30 61.

How many dwellings are planned for Coombs?

Coombs was the second estate in the Molonglo Valley. The estate has been designed to accommodate a total of 3,548 dwellings including 723 single residential blocks and a maximum of 2,825 dwellings in Multi Unit developments. 

The final residential stage of Coombs is currently scheduled for release in 2017-18

Find out further information about the ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program.

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