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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ACT Symposium 2011 Heritage and Planning: partners in development

To be held on Saturday 23 July 2011. Planners, developers, engineers, historians, archaeologists and heritage professionals will present topics including heritage and planning in new areas, archaeological techniques, conservation projects and priorities, and the significance of local heritage places. Click for details

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The Plastic Bag Ban is coming – Create Change: BYO Bag

The ACT is banning plastic bags from 1 November 2011. Plastic bags made of polyethylene polymer with a thickness of less than 35 microns will be banned. These thin plastic bags with handles are generally used to carry retail goods, groceries and take-away food.

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Majura Parkway – Recent Media and Comments

The ACT Government, including both the Labor Party and the Liberal Party, seem hell bent on persisting with planning for a new four-lane Majura Parkway rather than upgrading the existing two lane Majura Road, which is the route favoured by the NCCC and the ACT Greens. The

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Draft variation 306 to the Territory Plan

The ACT Government is seeking public comment on draft changes to the Territory Plan affecting residential estate development, solar access and consolidation of blocks in established suburbs. To explain draft variation 306 the ACT Government have produced a number of fact sheets which are available on its

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ACT Govt subpoenas community groups’ details

The ACT Government has issued a subpoena against two Flynn community groups, ordering them to hand over private membership lists and three years of bank records.  The ACT Government solicitor has also written to the groups, demanding a $40,000 security bond to cover potential legal costs that

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Northbourne revamp plan

The ACT Government has given a glimpse of Canberra’s high-density future in its plans for the Northbourne Flats precinct in the city’s inner-north. A national competition will be launched today to find the architects to design the transformation of the much-maligned public housing complexes into a new

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Next NCCC Public Meeting – 22 June 2011

Next meeting of the NCCC Community Council is Wednesday 22 June 2011. Topics include: a presentation by Shane Rattenbury on the proposed Residential Tenancies Bill; and Shannon Savage from AECOM will introduce the Proposed improvements to the Belconnen to City Transitway.

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