Have your say – Pialligo draft master plan

The ACT Government has been working with the Pialligo community to develop a draft master plan that outlines the values, proposed vision and directions for the future. Pialligo is unique with its rural character, Aboriginal heritage and interesting retail outlets such as nurseries and shops. Pialligo was also Canberra’s original food bowl.

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Downer Local Centre Development

Downer residents are invited to view and comment on the revised draft plans for the development of the Downer local centre precinct. Residents can attend the following drop-in session: When: Wednesday 27 June 2012, 6:00pm to 8.30pm Where: Downer Community Centre. Letters of invitation will delivered to all Downer residents during the week beginning Monday 18 June 2012. More information is available at the ACT Government Downer Re-development website Telephone enquiries may be directed to Ross McKay on 0409 469 645 or Alison Abernethy 02 6207 5443.

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NCA Draft Amendment 75

National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 75 – Australian Defence Force Academy and Royal Military College Duntroon Master Plan has recently been prepared by the National Capital Authority. Written submissions in response to the Master Plan will be considered up until the close of business on 17 May 2012. The document can be viewed or downloaded by logging into the NCA website www.nationalcapital.gov.au . For further information contact Rebecca Sorensen on 02 6271 2888 or email draft.amendment@natcap.gov.au . The North Canberra Community Council has concerns about the long term future of blocks of land where nationally endangered native temperate grassland is

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Task Force aims to attact international flights to Canberra

The Chief Minister has chaired the inaugural meeting of the ACT Government’s Aviation Task Force, which aims to attract international flights to and from Canberra. The North Canberra Community Council believes that resident input is important, because of the possible noise impacts of international flights. In order to clarify the level of resident input, we have asked for a list of the tourism, business, education and community sector organisations that are represented on the Task Force. For information about the Task Force, see: http://www.cmd.act.gov.au/open_government/inform/act_government_media_releases/barr/2012/acts_aviation_taskforce_takes_off

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Bid to store fuel at ASIO site

ASIO is seeking approval to store more than half a million litres of fuel at its new $589 million headquarters in Canberra a street away from family homes. In an application to the ACT Environmental Protection Authority, the spy agency says it wants 660,000 litres of diesel stored on the Constitution Avenue site to run back-up generators. Local residents are concerned about the massive store and angry about a lack of consultation. Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/bid-to-store-fuel-at-asio-site-20120406-1wh8y.html

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Weathering the Change – Draft Action Plan No 2 – Submission

In this submission, NCCC comments on sustainable transport, sustainable waste, renewable energy, gas-fired electricity generation, carbon offsets, and proposed pathways to emission reduction strategies. It grades the five pathways presented in Draft Action Plan No 2 to reach the goal of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which the ACT Government has committed to. Read submission »…

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Meeting Wednesday 18 January, 6 pm re Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Proposal

There will be a Question and Answer Session with ACT Government representative, Mr Peter Johns, on Wednesday 18 January at 6 pm, in the Canberra Korean Uniting Church Hall, corner of Doonkuna and Coranderrk Streets, Reid. Mr Peter Johns, Senior Manager, Asset Management Branch of the Community Services Directorate ACT, has kindly agreed to respond to questions. He has also offered to take on notice, and forward, questions best addressed to other Directorates. All residents and owners in Monterey Apartments and Argyle Square are invited to attend.

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Northbourne Transitway on track

The ACT Government has finally released draft options for the Northbourne Avenue to Gungahlin transitway, as reported in The Canberra Times on December 17 2011. The full article and the ACT Government Project Update, including images, follows. Transport planning for this corridor is a priority for both the North Canberra Community Council and the Gungahlin Community Council. Image – click to enlarge: An artist’s impression showing light rail located in the middle of the Northbourne Avenue median strip. This is one of the options being considered by the ACT Government to ease traffic congestion.

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Development of Land in Braddon and Reid Community Information Session

The Community Services Directorate (CSD) would like to invite interested members of the community to an information session on the development of land in Braddon and Reid on 16 December 2011. The land in Braddon is occupied by Currong Apartments, Allawah Court and buildings owned by the Catholic Church. The land in Reid is occupied by Bega Court.

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