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Whitlam Display Village – ABM Homes

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The Suburban Land Agency (SLA), in partnership with the Housing Industry Association (HIA) is heading the development of Whitlam Display Village.

It is a unique and novel concept that is attracting a lot of attention from the real estate market in the ACT region. It threw open its doors to homebuyers and investors on November 5, 2022. 

The SLA has approved 8 builders to construct Display Homes and showcase innovative and sustainable construction practices.  

ABM Homes is one of those approved builders. Our Display Home in Whitlam : The Arise has been open since the Display Village opening.

Since we are intimately involved with the project, we’ve created this small guide on how you can visit and experience Whitlam Display Village. 

We have also included an overview of the project as well as other key facts.

Location of Whitlam Display Village

Whitlam Display Village is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). 

To be a bit more exact, it is located on Klaus Moje Street, Molonglo Valley, ACT.

The easiest way to reach is via Google Maps. Just click on the link, and you’ll be there in no time.

Whitlam Display Village opening hours

Graphical representation of location of Whitlam village

Before visiting, each visitor has to register with the Suburban Land Agency.

It is open from 10 am to 4 pm from Thursday to Sunday. It remains closed from Monday to Wednesday.  

They can also be contacted via email at:


Vision Behind Whitlam Display Village

The big focus of the project has been on housing that is:

  1. Environmentally sustainable 
  2. Covers accessibility requirements
  3. Suitable for multi-generational living

This is to showcase these features to not just buyers, but also the public at large.

All the builders associated with the project have closely coordinated with the HIA’s teams to get the requisite training. 

The HIA’s teams also conducted regular inspections of the sites during construction to ensure everything was up to code. 

To showcase the homes and to provide guidance to potential buyers, the SLA has created The Innovation Precinct. This section includes:

  • Sales and information center
  • Mingle community space
  • Climate-wise garden
  • Display Homes from approved builders
  • Heart-beat Café and Shop

There are shuttle buses that conduct tours of the village, with one launching approximately every 15 minutes.

Key Features of Display Homes on offer

Houses having solar panels at ABM Homes


To fulfill the vision of the ACT and HIA, the following features are present in all the Display Homes:

1. Environmentally sustainable homes: This includes the following features

          All-electric living:

  • 7 star energy rating, accredited by the HIA’s Green Smart Programme, both during and after construction
  • Solar panels
  • Battery storage
  • Heat recovery system
  • Charging stations for electric vehicles

          Green concepts,: such as 

  • Rain water tanks for rainwater harvesting.
  • Grey water reuse system to maximize waste management.   
  • Green roofs

2. Homes that hold silver level of the Livable Housing Australia standards, with features such as:

  • Step-free entryways
  • Wide corridors
  • Toilets on the ground level
  • Accessibility features for the bathroom
  • Adjustable staircases for multi-generational living

Where does Whitlam village get its name from?

Beautiful House Showing at Whitlam Homes

This suburb (also known as Whitlam) was gazetted on 1 September 1975. 

It is named after former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam who lived here when he was in office from 1 December 1972 until 12 November 1975, during his second term as prime minister.

Life at Whitlam Village

The eventual plan of this project is to cover about 2100 homes and have a population of roughly 5000 residents. This will make an ideal location for young and old families alike, with lots of space.

Whitlam’s location has spectacular views. It is surrounded by Canberra’s nature reserves on three sides. You will be able to see the Brindabella Range as well as Black Mountain

The Village will be perfect for long walks and runs, as it is designed to have open, green spaces as well as waterways.

Whtilam is well-connected to the CBD, the south of Canberra as well Belconnen. 

As the area grows, it is expected to have all the conveniences of modern life

Display home by ABM at Whitlam Display Village

Beautiful View of Roads at Whitlam Display Village Canberra

Display Homes are the best ways to figure out what you want in your ideal home. They also  function as reference points for the kind of home you might live in.

In this particular case, future residents can also get a taste of life in Whitlam. 

Our project, The Arise has been conceptualized, designed, and built by the ABM Homes Team.

Its key features include customizable floor plans for different block sizes, both single-storey and double-storey homes.

As it is built on a steel frame, it also showcases the latest in build technology. At the same time, we’ve also made sure to include a swimming pool and stunning skylights for an open and fun living space.

Why choose ABM Homes?

abm homes the arise project

We are an established construction company in ACT. We have several years of experience. This means we are well acquainted with the rules and regulations you’ll have to deal with when building a home.

Along with construction, we also have House and Land Packages in Whitlam as well as in the ACT and NSW

To find out how you can visit and have a look at the Arise, feel free to contact us, and we’ll be with you ASAP.

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