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Taylor FAQ's

Where is Taylor located?

Taylor is a Greenfield residential development located in North Gungahlin, adjacent to Horse Park Drive between Casey, Moncrieff and Jacka. Taylor is located approximately 4kms from Gungahlin Town Centre.

How many houses will there be in Taylor?

At full development Taylor will accommodate approximately 2,500 dwellings.

When will land be released?

The majority of land in Taylor 1 has been released. The ACT Government’s Indicative Residential Land Release Program identifies future land releases.  

What size will the blocks be?

Taylor will include a range of block types providing for detached homes, townhouses and apartments.

How will land be released?

Land in Taylor will be released through a combination of auctions, ballots and tenders.

How much will the land be sold for?

Land prices are set by independent market valuations conducted close to the time of release.

Will Land Rent be available?

Land Rent is only available to eligible purchasers buying blocks valued at $300,000 or less. More information about Land Rent is available from the ACT Revenue Office. Land Rent is not available for blocks sold by auction.

Will there be schools and shops in Taylor?

Margaret Hendry School opened in early 2019. This is a Government P-6 Primary School. There are also plans for district playing fields and local shops.

Can the road network cope with the increased traffic from Taylor?

Yes. A traffic study prepared for the suburb shows that the road network can accommodate the projected traffic from Taylor.

How will the environment be protected?

Every opportunity has been taken to protect and foster the biodiversity of the local environment, including:

  • Assessment of the proposed development under the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999., 21 hectares of Box Gum Woodland has been removed from development and protected in the Hills, Ridges and Buffer zone
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design principles have been incorporated into the design of the suburb ensuring a more sustainable approach to the management of the total water cycle with the urban environment
  • Mature trees have been retained where possible and supplemented with additional planting.

Will there be public housing in Taylor?

The ACT Government has confirmed that it will be developing public housing in Taylor. The percentage of public housing in Taylor will be approximately six per cent, which is consistent with the ACT Government approach to providing public housing across all of Canberra.

What affordable housing options are there in Taylor?

A number of options for purchasing affordable homes in Taylor will be made available. To register your interest in an affordable release, please go to the Affordable Home Purchase Register.

Has any previous consultation been done for Taylor?

Yes, the following consultation has been undertaken:

  • Master Plan – presentation to the Gungahlin Community Council
  • Taylor 1 Estate Development Plan – presentation to the Gungahlin Community Council, public information sessions at Gungahlin Library

Ongoing liaison with key stakeholder groups, including the GCC, will occur as the suburb develops.

How do I make sure I don’t miss the public releases?

Subscribe to the mailing list – this will ensure you receive the latest information about land releases and any requirements to participate. You can also find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/suburbanland and Twitter www.twitter.com/suburbanland​

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