51 blocks in the second release Macnamara sold by ballot over the weekend, following over 7,400 registrations from buyers looking to secure land in Canberra’s most sustainable community.
Macnamara is the second suburb of Ginninderry, Canberra’s only 6 Star Green Star Community, located to the west of Strathnairn and bordered by a pristine conservation corridor that follows the Murrumbidgee River with spectacular views of the Brindabella Mountains.
Ginninderry Project Director Steve Harding said interest in the ballot – one of three purchase methods in Macnamara’s second release of the year – demonstrates that demand for land remains strong.
“The most pleasing aspect of the result is that Ginninderry’s commitment to being Canberra’s most sustainable community is resonating with purchasers.”
“Not only will residents enjoy a community that fosters social and environmental sustainability, but economic sustainability as well with our mandate that all homes meet a minimum Energy Efficiency Rating of 7 Stars – a mandate that will undoubtedly result in lower running costs.”
Ginninderry’s mandate of a minimum 7 Star Energy Efficiency Rating can be achieved by designing a home that considers things like solar access, glazing and insulation. When combined with other features such as solar panels and batteries, home energy management systems and rainwater tanks, the energy efficiency improvements are significant.
Macnamara will also build on the Ginninderry’s existing community in Strathnairn, with future residents enjoying amenities such as a new neighbourhood park, community food gardens, local parks, and easy access to the Murrumbidgee River via tracks in the adjoining Conservation Corridor.
A resident since February 2020 in Ginninderry’s first suburb, Strathnairn, Chezang Dema purchased a block in Macnamara to meet the growing needs of her family. Ms Dema has thoroughly enjoyed living in Ginninderry.
“The area here is so nice, especially being close to nature and the parks where the children can play.”
The Valiveti Family (pictured), currently residing in Gungahlin, also secured a block. When asked how they felt and why they chose Ginninderry, Geetha and Syam said, “We’re very excited! We chose Ginninderry for the views – they’re amazing – and being close to nature.” Geetha and Syam also said they like Ginninderry’s sustainable-focused housing design requirements, specifically the ability to capture and use renewable energy.
While all blocks within the ballot have sold, this release also includes 31 House and Land Packages via Ginninderry’s GX Display Village Builders, and 35 unique Brindabella View blocks to be sold by a series of online auctions from 2 – 14 July. Ranging in size from 450m2 to 1083m2* with free front landscaping and construction waste management included^, the auction blocks offer extraordinary views across the Ginninderry Conservation Corridor to the Brindabella Mountains.
Site tours of the Brindabella View blocks are available from The Link, Ginninderry’s Community and Information Centre.
Settlement of land within the second release of Macnamara is expected between December 2023 – May 2024.
Ginninderry is a Joint Venture between the ACT Government, through the Suburban Land Agency, and Riverview Developments.
* Average size 603m2
^ Conditions apply