Jul 292014

Artist Impression of the new Raiders building in Braddon. – Canberra Times

The Canberra Raiders’ proposed $80 million redevelopment project in Braddon is one step closer to reality after the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal blocked a challenge to the removal of concessional status of the land’s lease on Monday.

A year after the Braddon Club was closed, the North Canberra Community Council had sought to stop the club’s redevelopment plan for the site, set to include a mixed residential-commercial project consisting of 160 units, shops, restaurants and offices. Continue reading »

Jul 082014

The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council is to be held on Wednesday 16 July 2014, 7.30pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.

The Agenda is:

    1. 7.30 pm Community Solar – Qiao Han, Zhenfa General Manager, Energy Projects.
    2. 8pm (to be confirmed) Traffic issues – Discussion with Roads ACT of Dickson intersection improvements and a discussion paper on Ainslie traffic issues, which was expected in May 2014.

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Jun 192014

Public comment is sought on the future development of Parkes Block 6 Section 3.

The site is located at the south east corner of Constitution Avenue and Coranderrk Street and is bounded by Parkes Way to the south.
The proposed design will be available for public comment from 26 June 2014 to 7 August 2014 through a range of methods, including the following information sessions: Continue reading »

Jun 192014

A North Canberra Community Council survey shows that North Canberra residents want the Braddon Club site to remain available for community purposes such as recreation, community activities or a playing field.

“The Braddon Club site was part of the Northbourne Oval from 1925 until 1998. In 2006 the Canberra Raiders paid $420,000 for a lease that allows them to use the site only for the purpose of a club, and prevents them from selling it without the approval of the planning and land authority. They have closed the club on the grounds that it was not profitable. They are currently making several hundred thousand dollars per year by operating the site as a commercial car park, in contravention of the Territory Plan. Continue reading »

Jun 042014

The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council is at 7.30pm at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett on Wednesday 18 June 2014.


  • 7.30 pm: Proposed redevelopment of the Lyneham Motor Inn (39 Mouat St Lyneham) – Lauren Saunders, Knight Frank Town Planning.
  • 8pm: ACT Shelter Forum – role of the NCCC in the 21 July forum on the the impact of public housing on the surrounding community – Leigh Watson, Executive Officer, ACT Shelter.

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May 292014

adaptOn 21 May the ACT Government has released Adapting to a changing climate: Directions for the ACT (PDF, 1.3 MB). The paper addresses the impact of climate change on health and wellbeing, disaster and emergency management, settlements and infrastructure, water, natural resources and ecosystems and agriculture.

At the launch, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development Simon Corbell explained that the Government would consult with the community later this year on an adaptation strategy, focusing on Community health and wellbeing, Disaster and emergency management, Settlements and infrastructure, Water, Natural resources and ecosystems and Agriculture.

Professor Barbara Norman explained that we are already living with the effects of climate change on bushfires, droughts, heat, rainfall and energy security. Continue reading »

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