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Searching for alternative living solutions in Canberra

Densification is a necessity for our city to keep up with the growth of population. We cannot afford to continue spreading into valuable landscape zones on the fringes, and across our borders. Such development displaces people from their work, social networks, and educational facilities and increases the need for expensive road projects.Development in the past 20 years has largely focused on the stand-alone house and apartments. While this meets the expectations of a large proportion of society, there are an increasing number of people searching for alternative living typologies. Duplexes, dual occupancies, terrace housing and manor houses are all suitable options for our city, yet planning regulations restrict these to a small portion of land in our suburbs. Designed well, these dwelling types can be inserted into the existing streetscape without impacting on the character or landscape qualities of a suburb.


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