Parkes Section 3 Community Engagement

Public comment is sought on the future development of Parkes Block 6 Section 3. The site is located at the south east corner of Constitution Avenue and Coranderrk Street and is bounded by Parkes Way to the south. The proposed design will be available for public comment from 26 June 2014 to 7 August 2014 through a range of methods, including the following information sessions:

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Constitution Avenue upgrade consultation sessions

Community feedback is invited on the preliminary design plans for the upgrade of Constitution Avenue. In celebration of the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the Australian Government has gifted $42 million to the ACT Government for the upgrade of Constitution Avenue. This project will deliver major transport infrastructure improvements including a dedicated bus lane in each direction, a separated cycle path, improved pedestrian facilities and a new central median planted with trees.

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DICKSON RESIDENTS WIN ACAT APPEAL OVER INAPPROPRIATE MULTI-UNIT DEVELOPMENT

A team of very dedicated experts and residents have come together to stop a 10 multi-unit development in Dickson using the appeals mechanism of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal. To read the full ACAT decision and get some appreciation of the hard work done to win this appeal click here to read the decision. The following article which provides some background was extracted from the Canberra Times on Wednesday 01 February 2012.

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Call for applications – 2011 ACT Festival Fund (closing 05 July 2010)

The ACT Government is inviting applications to the ACT Festival Fund for festival activities that take place in 2011. The ACT Government, through the ACT Festival Fund, supports a diverse range of festivals that reflect the wide range of community interests and activities that enrich the experience of living in Canberra. The ACT Festival Fund is highly competitive and applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with Special Events staff who will be able to provide assistance with your application prior to its submission. Appointments are essential by contacting Rebecca Gaukroger on 02 6205 7141 to book a time.

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Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals (closing 30 June 2010)

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Public Forum: Theatre in the ACT Strategic Directions Statement 2010-2013 (23 March 2010)

An information forum on the Theatre in the ACT Strategic Directions Statement 2010- 2013 will be held at 6.00pm on Tuesday 23 March at The Street Theatre. Members of the Theatre Working Group will be in attendance to discuss the development of the Statement and what it means for the theatre sector and the ACT community. RSVP to artsACT on 6207 2384. The Theatre Statement can be obtained from at www.arts.act.gov.au or by contacting artsACT on 02 6207 2384.

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Consultation: Review of ACT Government Events and Festivals

The ACT Government has engaged Peter Loxton and Associates Pty Ltd to review the ACT Government’s events and festivals. This review will provide the opportunity to explore the economic and social potential of events to the ACT and identify a unified vision for events and festivals in Canberra that reflects the essence of Canberra’s values, attributes, and experiences. It will also consider Government and business partnerships, as well as the most effective organisational arrangements for delivering the ACT Government’s events and festivals strategies. If you are involved in the events and festivals sector and are interested in attending a Stakeholder

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Call for applications: 2010-2011 ACT Heritage Grants Program (closing 07 May 2010)

The ACT Heritage Grants Program assists the community in conserving and promoting the heritage of the ACT. Applications for the 2010-2011 round are open to individuals, community groups and incorporated non-profit or private organisations. Information and application forms can be obtained by phoning 6207 2160 or by visiting www.tams.act.gov.au/live Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 7 May 2010.

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Canberra Festival 2010 (06-14 March 2010)

From Saturday 6 March to Sunday 14 March, Canberra will play host to a range of extraordinary events, with each day presenting something new, exciting and vibrant to showcase the diversity and culture of our city. For full details visit the Canberra Festival 2010 web page

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National Multicultural Festival 2010 (5-7 February 2010)

The National Multicultural Festival 2010 opens on Friday, 5 February 2010 in Garema Place with a spectacular Global Concert staring Deni Hines, Melinda Schneider, Paulini and Emma Donovan. In an Australian debut they will present Mura Wakay — a celebration of Australia’s rich culture and song. All the festival favourites will be presented free in Civic — the Global Concert and Night Markets; the Fyshwick Freshfood Markets Food and Dance Spectacular; the Pacific Island Showcase; Carnival in the City; ActewAGL’s Contact Canberra; the Greek Glendi; ACTTAB Chinese New Year in the City; and India in the City. Get all the

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