Campbell Section 5 Development Update for Christmas 2013

Attached is a letter regarding the Campbell Section 5 development works, that will be distributed to residents in Campbell and a portion of Reid in the next couple of days. The letter provides an update on the progress of works and timeframes for the closure of the site over the Christmas break.

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Next Meeting – 16 October (includes AGM)

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2013 at 7:30  at ACT Sport House, 100 Maitland Street in Hackett. The draft agenda for the meeting is included in this posting. We have invited three guest presenters. Greg Mews from the National Heart Foundation who will be speaking on integrated urban design and sustainable transport. Larissa Redmond and Chris Taylor from Team Telstra will be speaking on the north Canberra rollout of the National Broadband Network. Before the AGM takes place,the committee intends to propose a special resolution to discuss changes to the Constitution. The changes are in the draft agenda for discussion.

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Next Meeting: 18 September 2013

The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council is to be held on Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 7:30 pm,  ACT Sport House 100 Maitland Street Hackett.  The Agenda is available here…

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Next Council Forum – Wednesday 21 August 2013

The next meeting of the North Canberra Communuity Council will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday 21 August 2013 at ACT Sport House 100 Maitland Street Hackett.  The meeting includes presentations by the  ACT Economic Development Directorate on the Downer local centre re-development proposal, and the federal environment assessment for Block 9 Section 64 Watson; discussion on the ACT Nature Conservation Strategy and also the review of the ACT Water for the Future strategy; and  the Council’s constitution.

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Next Meeting Wednesday 17 July 2013

Our next public forum will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 17 July, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett. We will discuss traffic issues, and a proposed large residential development on 4 hectares of EPBC listed Box-Gum grassy woodland in North Watson.

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City to the Lake – Seminars

The ACT Government has announced  the City to the Lake which is a transformational project being developed within The City Plan, and is integral to realising the City’s potential as the ACT embark on its second century. It is about creating a new public waterfront address and identity for the City.  It is about realising Commonwealth Park and City Hill as celebrated urban parks unified with the centre of the City.  The project connects the City across Parkes Way and includes several important civic projects. The ACT Government is holding  four City to the Lake seminars at the CMAG Theatrette:

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Submision on Assembly Size

The NCCC has responded the Review into the size of the ACT Legislative Assembly being overviewed by the Expert Reference Group, ACT Elections. The committee has recommended that: The Expert Reference Group should suggest an increase in size to 25 members; the number of electorates should be five; individual electorate boundaries should be decided by the ACT Electoral Commission; the electoral boundaries should be broadly based on community-of-interest ideals. Prior to the 2012 Assembly election, boundary redistribution issues were a major source of community divisiveness.

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Public Lecture Celebrates Canberra

Canberrans are invited to attend the public lecture at 5.30pm on March 25th 2013 in the Ballroom of the National Convention Centre Canberra. The lecture will include a 30 minute Q&A session and is part of the Canberra Centenary Big Issues Big Talks program. The theme for the lecture is Canberra: An International Perspective.

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