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Early 2022

Cox Architecture

Sales Agent:
Independent Group

Griffith, Canberra Australia


Stuart Flats Redevelopment - Griffith

The renewal of the Stuart Flats site in Griffith will provide a significant contribution to the revitalisation Manuka. Bisa Property have acquired a site at the former Stuart Flats Public Housing Complex and are excited to be developing a premium quality multi-unit residential development. The completed development will regenerate the site whilst considering and contributing to the surrounds. The 3,695m2 site, known as Block 25 Section 39, is located on the corner of Evans Crescent and Light Street and faces the Light Street Park.

The site is positioned centrally within the inner south area and is within walking distance nearby business, retail, community and recreational facilities.



Ready for Renewal

In its former use dating back to the 1950-60s the site provided government housing. Prior to acquisition by Bisa Property, the site was suffering from extensive vandalism and in desperate need of revitalisation.



Redevelopment Vision

The redevelopment of the former Stuart Flats by Bisa Property will provide an elegant and stylish home for those wishing to live in the highly sought-after suburb of Griffith.

The block is zoned RZ5 which allows for high-density residential use, is subject to planning controls under the the Griffith Precinct Map and Code. The Crown lease permits residential use for the scale of development proposed.

The Griffith Precinct Map and Code envisages buildings of up to 3 and 6 storeys on different areas of the site. This provides the opportunity to establish two buildings that have a coherent yet distinctive relationship that connect and are considerate of the surrounding built environment.



Site Planning

The Crown lease purpose clause includes multi-unit residential use of not more than 70 dwellings that Bisa Property propose to utilise comprising of one, two and three bedrooms units.

Apartments will be positioned to maximise view and natural sunlight penetration. The landscaping will contribute to the sense of well-being to those that live in the space and those that visit or pass-by. Consideration will be given to pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle movements to ensure that they are convenient and safe. Operational areas for waste removal will also be well considered to provide privacy to surrounding areas.



Community Benefits

  • The removal of the dilapidated public housing complex will improve the safety and visual amenity of the area.
  • New lighting and landscaping will be delivered within the redevelopment thereby improving safety for both the public and residents.
  • In addition, new planting and paving will be provided in the Light Street verge.
  • The existing footpath providing a pedestrian link between Light Street and Canberra Ave will be widened and new street lighting installed.
  • Trees will also be added to the western verge of Evans Crescent.
  • Neighboring proposals include provision of community services including a childcare and medical center.
  • The ACT Government will also be upgrading the Light Street park located directly opposite the subject site.


Source: ACT Government May 2019 – for Tender



Investment in Canberra

Bisa Property has been established in Canberra for over thirty years.

At Bisa our approach is not to design a building however rather consider the grouping of buildings, street scape, public spaces and the neighborhood of which they form part, with the goal of delivering a redevelopment that is of high-quality, aesthetic, functional and sustainable.

The buildings and improvements to the public street scape will create safer and better networks and connections to the surrounding residential, business, retail, community and recreational facilities.

The redevelopment will be an investment in Canberra’s urban environment.





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