NCA planning a better treescape for tomorrow

NCA is currently working on our tree management policy, a plan that will define how our urban treescape will look over the next 100 years and the pathway to make it happen. The Tree Management Policy (Draft) is now open for public consultation.

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Survey – Dickson swimming pool forecourt upgrade

Temporary improvements to the Dickson Pool forecourt will help you enjoy this space more this summer. If you’ve come along to have a look at these improvements please take the ACT Government’s 2 minute survey so they know how you feel the new space is working and what else they could consider. Your feedback will inform a detailed design for other upgrades in the future. The upgrades follow engagement with the community, which told the ACT Government the upgrades were one of their top priorities and suggested how this space could be improved.  The improvements include new landscaping, shade, seating, bike

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Successful appeal at ACAT

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has varied the conditions of approval of a Northbourne Avenue development. As a result of an appeal brought by the North Canberra Community Council, the Tribunal ordered changes to the conditions that apply to the proposed development. The changes include reducing building heights, increasing on-site parking and increasing solar access. The tribunal also acknowledged that broader traffic issues “cannot be properly addressed by looking at one development, or even one street, but needs a broader approach.” The tribunals’ decision is at http://acat.act.gov.au/decisions/north-canberra-community-council-v-act-planning-and-land-authority-and-anor-administrative-review-2019-acat-87

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Politics in the Pub: Federal Candidates Forum – 5 May

Meet and find out more about the candidates for the 2019 Federal elections, at the Inner South Canberra Community Council’s “Politics at the Pub” event. When: Sunday, 5 May 2019 from 4.00 – 6.00 pm. Where: ground floor, Eastlake Football Club, 3 Oxley Street, Griffith More information: https://www.isccc.org.au/politics-in-the-pub-isccc-federal-candidates-forum-5-may

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NCCC comments on the NCA’s draft amendment to the National Capital Plan (DA91)

This is a plan for the next 25 to 50 years. It is an investment in the future. The quality, liveability and workability of the city will be set in concrete with this plan. NCCC is generally supportive of what has been presented for The Avenue section of the plan. NCCC is concerned about the overall prescriptive nature of the amendment, given that the Territory Plan has in recent years moved towards an outcomes-based approach.

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