Suburban Land Agency

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Artwork by Leilani Keen-Church

Paining by local artist Leilani Keen-Church

The Suburban Land Agency (SLA) is designing and constructing a showcase sustainable housing precinct that sets the future for local living. This ‘missing middle’ style, landscape-oriented townhouse precinct differs in a range of beneficial ways from the local market offering.

North Wright sustainable housing precinct is in a central location in the Molonglo suburb of Wright on Thwaites Crescent, fronting Opperman Avenue. Close to Stromlo Forest Park and Leisure Centre, the precinct consists of 43 separately titled, compact house and land blocks (200m² to 250m²). Its central location features convenient access to public transport, local services, Civic, Woden and Belconnen.

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The precinct aims to create a sense of community with a design that supports the wellbeing of residents of different ages, income levels and cultural backgrounds. Stage 1 includes 13 two-bedroom townhouses with ‘room to grow’ for a third bedroom, as well as 10 three‑bedroom townhouses. Some blocks include both a townhouse and a separate fully self-contained unit. All blocks are separately titled and the townhouses are architect-designed.

Construction update: Stage 1 has commenced

The all-electric homes are designed and built with the aim of achieving a net zero carbon footprint over its life. Each home has been designed with ‘room to grow’ in mind, with flexible spaces that can be used for different uses and can be extended by owners as their needs change through their lives.

Construction on this stage has commenced and is expected to be complete late 2024 to early 2025, with sales from late 2024.  

Sustainability

The North Wright Sustainable Housing Precinct has incorporated a sustainable approach to living in all aspects of the development.

  • Energy Efficient homes: Stage 1 homes will be all electric with a 7 to 8.6 Star energy efficiency (NATHERS) rating. The homes will demonstrate passive solar design, energy production through rooftop solar, heat recovery ventilation and include battery and EV ready infrastructure.
  • Architect designed: Designed by Mather Architecture, the homes include innovations to reduce running costs, increase liveability on a small footprint, and meet environmental objectives.
  • Landscape oriented precinct: With 9000sqm dedicated to public open space in the precinct, landscape features designed by Place Laboratory include pedestrianising the central laneway, and the creation of pocket gardens throughout. The landscaping of each block designed by Plot Design Group reaches 30% tree canopy and 30% planted spaces. All public and private open spaces have a focus on native planting. Decidious trees are placed in a way they can offer best climate control across all seasons. 
  • Circular economy: The SLA is re-purposing some previously used materials, including a shade structure and pavers, sleepers and concrete pipes in the precinct landscaping. The townhouses are built with recycled bricks and durable materials for low maintenance.

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  • Place Vision: Explore the project's vision, the thinking behind it and the benefits we believe the project can deliver.
  • Design Overview: Explore the thinking behind the design and sustainability features of the project.

Contact us

For more information on this project, please contact the Suburban Land Agency on [email protected] or by calling (02) 6205 0600.