Planning study into potential redevelopment of Sections 52 and 57 Braddon and Section 7 Reid (19 & 20 April 2010)

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS The Department of Disability Housing and Community Services (DHCS) would like to invite interested members of the community to an information session on a planning study into the potential redevelopment of land in Braddon and Reid. The land in Braddon is currently occupied by Currong Apartments, Allawah Court and buildings owned by the Catholic Church. The land in Reid is currently occupied by Bega Court. The planning study is in response to the ACT Government’s initiative to prepare a draft Master plan and develop a Territory Plan variation for the land so that a decision can be

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Canberra Times: Revamp of the planning process builds a sound footing

The following editorial was published in the Sunday Canberra Times on 28 March 2010. It discusses how recent changes that have been passed through the ACT Legislative Assembly ensure that development applications are automatically approved 120 days after lodgement and the only avenue of appeal is on matters of law through the Supreme Court. It would appear that this new change to the Act undermines the proposed bill which ACT Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur was going to table (or may have already attempted to table in late 2009) and the community councils agreed to promote recently. The debate has

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Combined Community Council Motion (for ratification at April 2010 NCCC public meeting)

On Thursday, 18 March 2010, the acting chair of the North Canberra Community Council, Richard Larson attended a combined community councils meeting. This meeting had been called by the Woden Valley Community Council to discuss a draft amendment bill which Caroline Le Couteur MLA intended to table in the Legislative Assembly. The representatives at the meeting agreed to a statement endorsing the intent of the bill. As the NCCC representative, Richard Larson volunteered to forward the statement to the NCCC committee for discussion and move a motion to endorse the statement. This will be an agenda item for discussion at

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