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Sue Atkinson is a postgraduate researcher at the University of Canberra who is conducting research into how people use social media to get information during bushfires.
The October newsletter includes articles on the up coming AGM, Incoming ACT Government, ACAT proceedings on Ainslie footy club, light rail and the Lyneham Heritage Trail.
In September, the NCCC hosted its first online Candidates Forum on Zoom. The event, which was put together in partnership with the RiotACT and hosted by Canberra journalist and Region Media Group Editor Genevieve Jacobs, discussed a number of important issues for North Canberra residents, from planning issues to local health services.
As the election nears, how do we ensure the voices of ordinary voters are heard? We’re in election forum season and the first cab off the rank is the North Canberra Community Council which will hold a virtual election debate tomorrow night (16 September).
In lieu of the regular General Meeting, the NCCC will be hosting a Candidates Forum, in conjunction with the RiotACT, to highlight some of the key election issues facing North Canberra.
It has been another busy month in North Canberra planning news. In particular, the recent use of Ministerial ‘call-in’ powers to fast-track the Dickson ‘Common Ground’ development exemplifies many of the concerns by residents about the current nature of the ACT’s planning processes.
A resident-initiated petition to the Legislative Assembly has been started to stop the relocation of the City West bus layover to the corner of Barry Drive and Watson St in Turner.
See the attached brochure from the Lake Burley Griffin Guardians addressing West Basin and Acton Park. The Lake Burley Griffin Guardians are a non-profit community group committed to safeguarding one of Canberra’s greatest treasures, the open space of Lake Burley Griffin and its lakeshore landscape setting.