ACTION buses re-routed due to Russell Drive closure

Commencing on Monday 5 December 2011, ACTION buses will be re-routed onto Constitution Avenue and down Reg Saunders Way due to the closure of the western end of Russell Drive by the National Capital Authority. All bus stops on Russell Drive, west of Reg Saunders Drive, will be decommissioned. Bus stops along Constitution Avenue and on Russell Drive adjacent to Defence’s R4 building will be maintained. For more information, please call ACTION on 13 17 10.

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Drop in information session – Proposed release of land for tourist accommodation – Lyneham – Block 7 Section 64

You are invited to attend a drop-in information session on Tuesday 29 November 2011 at the ACT Hockey Centre, Mouat Street, Lyneham between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. As part of this process, the block, part Section 64 Lyneham, which is bordered by the Lyneham Tennis Courts, Yowani Country Club and part of the residential development known as “The Sanctuary” has been identified for sale. See attached plan. (see attached letter and map)

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Update – NOTICE & AGENDA for NCCC AGM 2011

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Time: 7:30 Venue: ACT Sport House, 100 Maitland, Street Hackett Our guest speakers for the 2011 NCCC AGM will be Sherry McArdle-English and Frank van de Loo, who are primary producers (truffle farming and vineyard) at the northern end of Majura Valley. They will be talking about their experiences on the land and opportunities to expand primary production in Majura Valley. This is a topic dear to the heart of NCCC as it feeds into local healthy food production, and has the potential to make the ACT less reliant on food imports.

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Final changes to ACT Legislative Assembly electoral boundaries announced

The final make-up of the ACT Legislative Assembly electoral boundaries for the 2012 election has been announced today by the ACT Electoral Commissioner, Mr Phillip Green. “The Augmented ACT Electoral Commission has decided to alter the existing electoral boundaries by adopting the Redistribution Committee’s proposal to transfer the Gungahlin suburbs of Crace and Palmerston from the electorate of Molonglo to the electorate of Ginninderra. This change has been made to ensure that each of the ACT’s three electorates will be within 5% of the enrolment quota at the time of the 2012 election. The electorate of Brindabella has not been

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Community drop-in information session – Campbell Section 5 Master Plan Project

The Land Development Agency (LDA) invites the residents, business owners and community groups of Campbell to attend a community drop-in information session regarding the development of the Campbell Section 5 Master Plan. The LDA will develop a detailed plan of subdivision and construct the streets and a new park as part of the realisation of the Griffin Legacy proposal for Constitution Avenue. Campbell Section 5 is the vacant parcel of land located on the northern edge of Constitution Avenue and east of ANZAC Parade and is bound by Creswell Street and Chowne Street.

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Introduction to ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12

The ACT Strategic Regional Plan 2011-12 was formally launched in mid-September 2011 by the ACT Chief Minister. The Government is providing $4.3 billion of funding to local regions through the Regional Development Australia Fund. The role of Regional Development Australia (ACT) is to support local development. The ACT was unsuccessful in attracting funding for Round 1 of the initial $1 billion fund. The ACT Government and community groups can apply for local project funding, which can range from a minimum $500,000 to maximum $25 per project. The document can be downloaded from www.rdaact.org.au/publications.

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Community grants

ACT Minister for Community Services, Joy Burch, has called on community groups to apply for $250,000 in funding to help pay for important projects and vital equipment. Ms Burch said the 2011-12 Community Support and Infrastructure Grants program awards grants of between $10,000 and $20,000 to groups that contribute significantly to the local community. Links to application packages and further information can be found at http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/wac/community/grants or by phoning 6205 1308. Applications close on 15 August.

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