Our vision is to make the North Canberra region a better place to live. We regularly engage with our constituents to ensure that we fully understand their views and we actively represent these to Government. We willingly challenge any decisions that potentially lessen the well-being the members of our community through official, political and legal means as necessary.

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The North Canberra Community Council has a committee that is elected annually by the community of North Canberra. NCCC will consider all sides and positions on community issues and will endeavour to convey the concerns of the community to the government.

The committee  (Nov 19) comprises:

  • Chairperson – Jochen Zeil – Email: Chair@northcanberra.org.au
  • Deputy Chairperson – Jane Goffman and Marianne Albury-Colless – Email: deputychair@northcanberra.org.au
  • Secretary – Chris Finnigan – Email: secretary@northcanberra.org.au
  • Treasurer – Bruce Smith – Email: Treasurer1@northcanberra.org.au
  • Media coordinator: Marcus Hipkins – Email: media@northcanberra.org.au
  • Committee Members:
    • Campbell Comm. Assoc.:    Margaret Dudley; Margaret Henderson
    • Dickson Resident Assoc.:    Peter Callan; Jane Goffman; Bruce Pink
    • Downer Comm. Assoc.:    N/A
    • Hackett Comm. Assoc.:    Waltraud Pix; Brook Clinton
    • Lynham Comm. Assoc.:    Gordon McAllister; Angela Rymer
    • Reid Resident Assoc.:     N/A
    • Watson Comm. Assoc.:    Simon Clarke
    • Braddon:    Geoff Davidson (TBC)
    • Ainslie:    Marcus Hipkins
    • Turner:  Neil Parsons

NCCC Working Groups:

NCCC supports several working groups, specifically with attendance by a NCCC Committee Member or ordinary member as a representative on the working group. The working groups evolve and change on an as needs basis.

Examples include:

  • Section 72 Dickson Working Group
  • The Canberra Airport Aircraft Noise Consultative Forum.
  • Transport Working Group
  • The Hackett Round Table Working Group

The committee manages the day to day operations of the NCCC. This involves attending meetings to represent the community, dealing with phone calls, emails, letters and responses to submissions.

Members can nominate for a position on the Committee. Nominations for Committee positions should be signed by a Nominator and a Seconder, and accepted by the Nominee, as per the Committee Nomination Form. The Signed nomination forms should be submitted to the Secretary a week or more prior to the Annual General Meeting. Click for a nomination form.

There are no membership fees for the NCCC and any resident of North Canberra is able to contact the NCCC to seek assistance or advice. All members of the committee are volunteers and no one receives payment for any activities.

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Application for Membership

Subrule 5 (1) of the North Canberra Community Council Constitution
Membership is open to all North Canberra residents aged 18 years and over, and to
other persons subject to the approval of the committee.

    I am over the age of 18

    hereby apply to become a member (s) of the above-named incorporated council. I/we agree to be bound by the rules of the NCCC for the time being in force.

    (Signature of applicant – not required when lodging on-line)

    Alternatively, complete the following from and post it to NCCC

    Unless advertised differently, meetings occur on the third WEDNESDAY night as per the schedule below at 7.00pm at the Downer Community Hall, in Frencham Place, Downer ACT 2602 (facing the Downer shops).  The monthly meeting will alternate between Committee Meetings and General Meetings. Any member of the NCCC or the public may attend Committee Meetings as an observer.

    Guest speakers on relevant topics are invited regularly.

    Meeting details are on our Meetings page

    Other Meetings:
    The Committee members of NCCC attend a range of meetings to communicate the aims and objectives of the Council. Examples include:

    • The Community Councils Forum hosted by the ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.
    • The Planning and Development Forum (ACT Planning and Land Authority);
    • Meetings with Ministers and MLA’s in the ACT Legislative Assembly
    • ACT Planning and Land Authority information sessions; and
    • Seminars and briefings given by consultants to the ACT Government.

    The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) is recognised by the ACT Government as a peak community body representing the interests of the local residents, businesses and organisations within the Inner North region of Canberra with the ACT Government. We are made up of passionate volunteers who care about our community.NCCC works cooperatively with local community groups including :

    Also check under your Suburb to see additional detail and local groups.

    Contact us at info@northcanberra.org.auto have your community group linked to NCCC

    The North Canberra Community Council strives to communicate with residents, politicians and staff in government departments and agencies. We also actively seek to communicate with other community organisations operating in North Canberra. NCCC has a variety of methods of publicising its activities and communicating with residents.

    Occasional columns are written in the free local newspaper The Northside Chronicle. Press releases are sent to the media to cover significant issues and events. An electronic newsletter is sent to those who supply their email address to the NCCC via our email address at info@northcanberra.org.au or by using our on-line contact form. A website is maintained at www.northcanberra.org.au and you can also subscribe to items by using our RSS feed.

    Draft North Canberra Community Council digital communication policies and procedures

    • Public General Meetings of the North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) will ordinarily be live streamed on the NCCC’s YouTube channel.
      • Live streaming is intended to make the meeting accessible to people who cannot attend the meeting in person. It is also designed to make to meeting more accessible to a younger audience.
      • YouTube is the second most popular website in the world after google.com. It allows high resolution live streams and real time online viewer participation. Of the 86 NCCC meeting recordings that are publicly available, 77 of them are currently hosted on YouTube.
      • The live stream will be focused on the Chair or guest presenters with video of audience members minimised where possible. Audio of questions or comments from audience members will be recorded and streamed.
      • Requests not to live stream segments of the meeting for privacy, legal or other reasons will be considered and determined by the Chair of the meeting.
    • Recordings of the live stream will ordinarily be made public on the NCCC’s YouTube channel 24 hours after the close of the meeting.
      • Recordings are intended to make meetings accessible to people who are unable to attend the meeting or view the live stream.
      • Meeting participants may view a recording of a live stream before it is made public. Requests for such a viewing may be made to the NCCC Media Coordinator
      • Requests may be made to the NCCC Media Coordinator that a segment of a recording not be made public. The NCCC Media Coordinator may decide not to make the segment public if the privacy, legal or other reason for restricting public access to the segment outweighs the benefits of public access to the full meeting recording.
    • Meeting agendas and approved minutes of meetings will be forwarded by the NCCC Secretary to the website manager (and copied to the NCCC Media Coordinator) to be available on the NCCC website. Any other newsworthy material may be sent to the Media Coordinator for inclusion on the NCCC website or other media platforms as appropriate.

    November 2019

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