Construction on the final stage of the DKSN urban renewal project in Dickson has officially commenced with the $160m project set to create 250 jobs and deliver Canberra’s second Woolworths Metro store. The first ‘full-offering’ precinct on Canberra’s light-rail corridor will boast a vibrant mix of amenities including restaurants and cafes, a 90-space childcare facility, a large medical centre, a supermarket and gym, all organised around a network of pedestrian laneways and green plazas. Stage 1 of the precinct is completed with 102 apartments and a 13,200sqm ACT Government office now occupied with various commercial tenancies in the final stage of fit-out.
DOMA Group General Manager Development Gavin Edgar said the demand for residential apartments has been particularly strong over recent months and credits the Australian Government’s ‘Homebuilder’ program for stimulating confidence in the market. “Enquiry for apartments at DKSN has outstripped our expectations with around 50% of the final stage sold in recent months. We’re seeing around half of all purchasers using the Homebuilder program to smooth their entry to home ownership”
DKSN is being developed on the site of the former Dickson Motor Registry. The project’s final stage includes 205 apartments, 4,600sqm of commercial office space and 4,700sqm of retail space including a bustling ‘eat street’. ACT Senator Zed Seselja will mark the commencement of construction on the final stage with a site tour on Wednesday 16 December.