Community Association opposes Lyneham Oval Development

The Lyneham Community Association advises that a community petition with 1553 signatures opposed to the proposal by Brindabella Christian College to sub-lease and develop a portion of Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval was lodged in the ACT Legislative Assembly recently. (See petition no. 9-15). After consideration of the petition, and noting that approximately 90% of those asked to sign, did so, the Lyneham Community Association (LCA) has adopted a clearer position, consistent with the petition, opposing the sub-leasing and development proposal, and released the following media statement and position statement:

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A tale of two developments

The Government’s “Time to Talk” consultations resulted in broad acceptance of the potential benefits of urban densification. Two recent consultations have highlighted the importance of densifying in a way that is compatible with existing suburbs, and of gaining and maintaining community acceptance.

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The Elephants in Majura Valley

The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) has questioned the proposed route of the planned Realignment of Majura Road. The Chair of NCCC, Jochen Zeil, has said that while the NCCC agrees that an Upgrade to the road is needed, the proposed Realignment is more expensive and more damaging to both heritage values and to endangered ecological communities, compared with upgrading the existing road. Read the media release here»… Read The Submission on the Eastern Broadacre Area here »… Read the submission regarding the Majura Parkway EIS here »…

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ACT Legislative Assembly Media Release: ARE YOU BEING HEARD? Noise Complaints Survey

The following is a media release from the ACT Legislative Assembly – Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services regarding their current Inquiry into Live Community Events: MEDIA RELEASE ARE YOU BEING HEARD? Noise Complaints Survey Inquiry into Live Community Events

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Media Release 22 June 2009: Majura Parkway Realignment EIS

NCCC Media Release 22 June 2009 The Chair of the North Canberra Community Council (NCCC), Jochen Zeil, has called for more information on the proposed Majura Parkway Realignment and a public information meeting on the new road. Mr Zeil stated, “The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) makes it clear that the real reason for the unnecessarily expensive and environmentally damaging major realignment of the Parkway is to enable a future Very High Speed Train (VHST) to connect to Canberra Airport. This would support the Airport’s plan to become Sydney’s second airport and a night freight hub. “The community, including NCCC,

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