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March 2022 Newsletter

While the phrase ‘urban renewal’ is often used to characterise the pace of development in North Canberra in recent years, the phrase feels particularly jarring when considering social housing tenants who have lived in North Canberra for decades who now found themselves facing a forced relocation away from their homes. As reported by the Canberra Times, hundreds of inner north ACT housing tenants have been served with eviction notices to facilitate the ACT Government’s ‘Growth and Renewal Program’. Last week, we released a statement requesting the ACT Government reconsider its decision to evict the tenants. Our statement also called for any

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ACT Housing Evictions

The North Canberra Community Council requests the ACT Government reconsider the decision to notify 300 plus ACT Housing tenants that they will be relocated whether or not they agree.

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February 2022 Newsletter

It has been anything but a typical quiet summer for North Canberra – from the peak of the Omicron wave and the return of Summernats in January to the more recent phenomena of the thousands anti-vax protesters based at Exhibition Park, near Watson. Despite their claims of coming here to confront the elite establishment, it often seemed they were more preoccupied with harassing retail staff across the local shopping centres and IGAs. It was also a momentous start to 2022 in local development news, with the bulldozers moving into the foot of Mount Ainslie at the old CSIRO site near

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December 2021 Newsletter

We have reached the end of another busy year and the NCCC would like to thank all members who have contributed their time and labour across a vast range of issues in ACT planning policy and development proposals over the past twelve months. 2022 is likely to be just as busy with major development applications expected to be lodged across North Canberra and broader planning processes, such as ACT Planning System Review, to be finalised. We hope all NCCC members can take a well-deserved break over the holiday period and we look forward to touching base again in the new

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NCCC October 2021 Newsletter

The NCCC Committee has been undertaking preparations for the Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday 17 November. In addition to the election of the new office bearers and NCCC Committee, the AGM will include a discussion on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the NCCC over the medium term, and a discussion regarding the Ainslie Football Club’s development plans. The 2021 AGM agenda can be accessed here. Anyone who may be interested in nominating for election to the Committee can find out more detail on the nomination process as specified in the NCCC Constitution (see paragraphs

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NCCC September 21 Newsletter

September newsletter is now out and contains articles on the Canberra Technology park, YMCA planning approval, registering a tree and other local news and updates.

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Planning and Design for Living Infrastructure as part of Residential Intensification in a Changing Climate

ACT Government commissioned analysis finds that “current planning policy and statutory controls are not producing intended living infrastructure outcomes. Although development is currently compliant with existing statutory requirements under the Territory Plan, current statutory controls allow development approval to be achieved through the application of criteria that undermine the aim of rules intended to support living infrastructure.”

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Latest DAs

80 Lewin Street, Lyneham, ACT - DA: 202239880 Closes: 2022-10-04;

AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA202239880 - S197A Amendment to the development application for proposal for 2 storey additions to existing residence including carport, alfresco and associated site works. - The Amendment is to change the windows & doors, internal walls and kitchen amended, upper floor redesigned & increased, roof redesigned, cladding type changed, and associated works.

86 Waller Crescent, Campbell, ACT - DA: 202240566 Closes: 2022-09-13;

PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - demolition of the existing garage and partial demolition of the existing dwelling, construction of a new extension to the ground floor including extended living and an attached garage, new internal renovations, driveway extension, landscaping and associated works.

1 Swainsona Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202240537 Closes: 2022-09-14;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING AND SECONDARY RESIDENCE - demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a new 2 storey primary dwelling with attached garage and a new single storey secondary residence with attached carport, new driveway, landscaping and associated works.

17 Archibald Street, Lyneham, ACT - DA: 202240580 Closes: 2022-09-09;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of the existing dwelling, driveway and carport, construction of a new single storey dwelling with attached double garage, new driveway, alfresco and associated works.

71 Constitution Avenue, Campbell, ACT - DA: 202240451 Closes: 2022-09-14;

LEASE VARIATION - To vary the Crown lease by adding consulting rooms, health centre and indoor recreation facility as permissible uses.

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