Next NCCC Meeting – 21 Sept 11

The next NCCC meeting will be held next Wednesday September 21 at 7.30pm, ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.

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Giralang shops redevelopment announcement and wider implications for local shops

On 17 August 2011 the ACT Planning Minister used his call-in powers to approve the contentious redevelopment of the Giralang local shopping centre. The spokeman for the 40 or so independent supermarket operators comprising the Independent Retailers Group has issued a veiled threat to take the decision

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Civic, airport mooted as stations in fast-train plan

Canberra Airport and Civic have been short listed for the terminus of a high-speed rail network. The cost for an access corridor and station is estimated to be $3.4 million compared to $1.7 million at Canberra Airport. The airline proportion of Canberra-Sydney travel is currently only 8%

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Shoppers tipped to win as retail heavyweights face off at Majura

The final touches for big retail planning at Canberra Airport has finally been revealed with the addition of a 13500sqm Masters brand home improvement store stocking 35,000 products. This Woolworths-Lowe’s joint venture company will compete head to head with the new Costco venture at Canberra Airport. The

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Green light for pedestrians

The Canberra Pedestrian Forum has successfully campaigned for improvements to traffic light sequencing on the intersection of Northbourne, Macarthur and Wakefield Avenues.

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Call for referendum to break ACT deadlock

Should the NCCC lend support for a referendum to break the ACT deadlock in regard to ongoing electoral boundary contentions and adequate political representation? The ACT Electoral Commissioner has told the territory’s politicians that if they cannot reach agreement on the right size and composition of the

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City study for QIC ‘offensive, outrageous’

Is the Queensland Investment Corporation’s Cooyong Street development another final nail in the coffin for existing small businesses in older Civic? The Council of Small Business (ACT) says yes it is. The ACT Chamber of Commerce and QIC say it isn’t. QIC have commissioned a small business

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Next NCCC Meeting – Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Venue: ACT Sport House, 100 Maitland Street Hackett Time: 7:30 – 9:30 The agenda may include:

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Hackett Neighbourhood Watch

Contact Details: Chair, Newsletter Co-ordinator: Dorothy Mackenzie, Telephone: (02) 6248 9281 Email: mackenzie2602@optusnet.com.au Newsletter editor Barbara Inglis Telephone: (02) 6247 5797 Email: inglisjb@bigpond.net.au Treasurer Pat MacNamara Telephone: (02) 6249 1669 Email: pmcn@webone.com.au Engraver Hillig Volker Telephone: (02) 6257 0506

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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

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