The Apartments // NewActon South
NewActon South is a residential complex housing approximately 180 luxury apartments. It was completed in 2010 and is the showpiece of the developments making up the New Acton precinct. It has sweeping 360 degree views including Lake Burley Griffin and the Parliamentary Triangle to the south, and the City and ANU to the north. The New Acton precinct is a vibrant redevelopment of an old part of Canberra, now home to many restaurants and casual eateries, three hotels, and a movie theatre complex.
AED (Automatic External Defibrillator)
An AED has been installed on the Ground Floor of the Apartments in the South Corridor equidistant from the East and West Tower Elevators and not far from the Gymnasium. Read more.
Free Book Exchange
Bookshelves have been installed in the Western foyer on the ground floor opposite the notice boards.
These bookshelves are available as a free book exchange. Residents may leave any books no longer needed or to perhaps find one to read.
The Gymnasium is closed until further notice.
Care in entering or leaving the garage
The speed hump did not seem to discourage drivers from entering and leaving the garage at excessive speed or in driving too fast in the garage. Going fast over the speed hump also disturbed residents in apartments close by the garage door at all hours of the day and night.
The Executive Committee therefore decided to try other means of counteracting such thoughtless and dangerous behaviour.
The speed hump has been removed to stop it disturbing nearby residents.
The timing for remote opening of the garage door has been modified.
Drivers should stop (at the sign directing this) prior to entering the garage and to then proceed slowly.
Residents are reminded that smoking is prohibited in all areas of common property of the building. This includes corridors and foyers, podium gardens and the garage. It also applies to apartment terraces unless steps are taken to ensure that other residents are not affected by the odour or vapour. Cigarette butts should not be thrown into the podium gardens and particularly not thrown onto terraces of apartments below.
Tidy Terraces and Balconies
All residents are asked to keep terraces and balconies tidy and clear of storage boxes or containers. In particular, clothing racks and washing drying on terraces or balconies is not permitted.
In this way the building will be an attractive place to live.
Podium Gardens on Level 4
The North Garden is now showing the full benefit of the major refurbishing undertaken in 2014. A few of the original plantings were rescued such as magnolias and camellias but the new plantings are much more suited to the exposure to strong sun and winds. New weeping cherry trees are doing well along with many colourful shrubs. The natural compost tea added to new soils (no chemical fertilizers) and mulching is also showing great results. Many thanks to Corporate Gardens for their ongoing work.
Spend some free time to enjoy the gardens. Some recent Spring photos of the Podium Gardens are here, and earlier Autumn photos here.
West Basin Boardwalk
We have received notice from the National Capital Authority regarding phase 2 of the boardwalk and lake reclamation in West Basin (now referred to as the Acton Waterfront). Please read the notice here
, or go directly to the NCA website showing the proposal details
. Please note the NCA are calling for feedback by 22 May 2020.
The proposal will have a significant impact on owners and residents and the enjoyment and use of our local environment. A factual summary has been prepared by the Executive Committee. You are encouraged to read it here.
City to the Lake
The ACT Government has established the City Renewal Authority
to drive city projects including West Basin. A Government summary of the West Basin developments is shown here
Please visit https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/
for information on other ACT Government plans and requests for feed-back.
Please see the attached important notice here regarding blinds on window frames.
Only working smoke alarms save lives.
Smoke detectors need replacing after 10 years. Click here to get yours replaced or checked.
Please see ACT Fire and Rescue advice here. If your property is leased you are required by law to have compliant smoke alarms. Please see here.
Fire Safety Equipment
Residents should note it is an offence to tamper with fire safety equipment. Please see the attached letter.
As of 1 October 2017, originally installed air-conditioning units are no longer being covered for damage by the Body Corporate insurance policy as the 7 year prescribed limit has expired. Please see the attached letter from the Strata Manager.
Please click here to learn about initiatives taken by the Executive Committee related to the environment, and ways residents can contribute further.
The ACT Government has published a number of information articles covering the sensitive topic of “noise”. Please click here.
Electric Car Charging
An electric car charging point has been installed in the car park south of our building. Read more.