Nov 072014
 

The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate invites you to attend a drop-in information session regarding the Grevillea Park Master plan.

The Master plan has been developed using urban design and planning principles to provide a vision for Grevillea Park as a recreational hub for community use.

The National Capital Authority, which is responsible for the management of Lake Burley Griffin, supports the development of water-based recreational facilities at Grevillea Park. Continue reading »

Nov 062014
 

At our October meeting we passed a motion that called on the ACT Government, if it does build the light rail, to commit to:

* building all of the fifteen light rail stops shown in the September Industry Briefing presentation unless there is a business case that clearly demonstrates the advantages of having fewer stops;

* publishing the criteria that it intends to use to determine which stops to retain; and

* conducting public consultation on which stops should be retained.

On 4 November the Chief Minister provided the following response: Continue reading »

Nov 032014
 

Campbell Section 5 is a proposed multi-storey mixed use development on the north east corner of the intersection of Anzac Parade and Constitution Avenue.  The NCA invites interested people and organisations to provide written comments on the proposed Campbell Section 5 Display Suite by close of business on 21 November 2014.

An information session on Section 5 Campbell developments will be held at 6.00 – 7.00pm on Monday 10 November at the St John’s Church Hall. RSVP is essential. Please phone (02) 6271 2888 to register your interest, or notify your interest to the email address shown on the website.  The documentation is now available to view and for comment on the NCA website.
Comments can be made by registering on the Have Your Say website or, if you are an existing user, by logging in. You may also submit your comments by using the Community Feedback Form available here.

Further information on the proposed display suite is available from the Works Approval team by telephone on (02) 6271 2888.  Five notification posters are displayed on the site and 300 notification letters are to be distributed on Monday 3/11 to the properties closest to the Campbell 5 site.

Oct 242014
 

What colour will the trams be?

What will happen to bus routes?

Will trams have right of way over cars?

If you have a burning question about light rail, you can put it to Capital Metro at the North Canberra Community Council meeting at 7.30 pm on 19 November, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland St Hackett.

If you have a question but can’t attend the meeting, please include your question in a comment on this article. The two questions that NCCC judge to be most interesting will be put to Capital Metro at the meeting.

If you lodge your question by 10 November, NCCC will forward it to Capital Metro so that they can do some research and provide a more considered response.

Oct 242014
 

The Dickson community cultural precinct (Dickson Section 72) is the area to the east of the Dickson Aquatic Centre, bounded by Antill Street, the Dickson playing fields and the shared community path that leads from the Dickson shops at Cowper Street to Dickson College on Philip Avenue.

Its current zoning prohibits residential development. The ACT Government is proposing to change the zoning of the whole of Section 72 to a Commercial Zone that would allow residential development. The proposal forms a part of its Omnibus Territory Plan Variation (see link below) which will allow zoning changes at 17 sites across the ACT.

A Workshop to discuss the proposal was held at Dickson College on Monday 20 October. We have received the following feedback from one person who attended the Workshop, indicating significant concern: Continue reading »

Oct 162014
 

Philip Habel opened the meeting with a presentation and discussion on the Lyneham Commons Food Forest.

The following Executive and Committee members were re-elected unopposed at the Annual General Meeting on 15 October 2014.

  • Chair: Mike Hettinger
  • Deputy Chair: Greg Zwajgenberg
  • Honorary Treasurer: Bruce Smith
  • Honorary Secretary: Leon Arundell
  • Committee members: Waltraud Pix, Marcus Hipkins, Jochen Zeil, Geoff Davidson, Marianne Albury-Colless

The main items considered were light rail, city to the lake, loss of green space, and courtyard walls. Continue reading »

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