Note New Meeting Time & Agenda – Next Meeting 20 July 2011

We have a significant NCCC meeting this month with two sets of speakers – The Centenary Trail and on Draft Variation 306 to the Territory Plan (Residential Zones)

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Supermarket Planning Policy

Recent articles just published in The Canberra Times reveal the extent to which the flawed ACT Goverment supermarket policy apparently led to a review of the ACT public service and its outcome: the present directorate structure. As reported earlier, developments at the Canberra International Airport with the advent

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Living a Healthy Life with Long-Term Conditions

A long-term condition is any condition that lasts more than six months and has slow changes. Some examples are diabetes, asthma, arthritis, heart disease, cancer and chronic pain. Many people live with long-term conditions that impact on their lives physically, socially and emotionally.  Click for further information

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Questions remain over disused grounds

There are currently 19 neighbourhood ovals and three district playing fields sitting idle at the same time as experts rue the lack of safe and affordable sportsgrounds to assist in helping maintain healthy communities. The ACT Government intends to review the status of these potential sportsgrounds on

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Canberra Airport supermarkets

The ACT supermarket policy has just hit a roadblock with the announcement that Woolworths will join Costco in a major wholesale supermarket shakeup, after Canberra Airport was forced to look for a new tenant because of the continuing demise of Brand Depot. The only possible benefit to

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Lifeline calls to be free from mobiles

Mobile phone calls to Lifeline are to become free from anywhere in Australia. The Federal Government says mobile phone companies have agreed not to charge people calling the helpline number. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says the phone companies will be compensated by the Government. He says

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Ainslie Play Space Renewal

The ACT Government has announce the renewal of the play space, Corroboree Park Ainslie as part of the 2011-12 Playground Safety Program. Have a say about what happens in your community! Read more »…

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NCCC Meeting 22 June – Summary

Talks at the NCCC June 22 2012 meeting were informative. The Greens proposed Rental Housing Bill has been given little likelihood of passing, despite its laudable environmental and social intentions. At the moment only the four ACT Greens members support the bill. Debate in the ACT Legislative

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Fears change will spell curtains for traders

The Save Curtin Shops group holds grave concerns for the redevelopment of their local centre, starting with a proposed lease variation. The ACT Government has released a Commercial Zones Policy Review Paper for public comment due on July 5. The Curtin local centre example is pertinent to

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Watson Community Association

The Watson Community Association was formed in the late 1980s and incorporated in 1995 with the object of promoting the social, economic and environmental amenity of Watson residents. After a sustained 10 year community campaign against a housing development proposed in 1992, the Watson Community Association was

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