I guess it all started with my long association with the Bungendore Town Planning Committee from 2008, where we had significant input to the newly formed Palerang Council for the growth of Bungendore Village.
In about 2014 I purchased the land between the Wood Works and the Bendigo Bank Building on Ellendon Street. A year or so later I teamed up with Terry Ring of Ring and Associates Architecture. The idea was to make apartment living best suited for rural village living, a very unique and special situation.
I really enjoyed working through the many iterations of this project with Terry’s young architecture staff in particular Nicholas Southerland, and builder Dave Geeland. We had frequent meetings where we all with Terry’s direction contributed ideas to make this a standout development.
And it was a standout development with underground parking, and spacious balconies with generous plantings, and really quite wonderful living aspects very much orientated to the sun.
Sadly, the cost to build would have made the apartments a very high selling price that could not be sustained given the Canberra apartment market.
So I teamed up with draftsman, Brad Campbell, to create retail spaces for galleries, hopefully, to promote an arts Precinct for Ellendon Street.
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