Improving the ACT Building Regulatory System

This review of the building regulatory system is part of ongoing ACT Government reforms to ensure buildings meet contemporary standards – and the expectations of the community, industry practitioners and businesses and government alike. The Government is proposing reforms to the regulatory system, with the primary focus on residential buildings—single dwellings, townhouses and apartment buildings—and management of retention and project payments. Some of the proposals also apply to non-residential buildings. Anyone with an interest in building and construction is invited to have their say on the proposals outlined in the paper For more information, go to http://haveyoursay.planning.act.gov.au/improving-the-act-building-regulatory-system

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Community Consultation 28 October on development of ‘Midtown,’ 219 Northbourne Avenue (Block 8 Section 58 Turner)

North Canberra Community Council members are invited to attend a community information session on this proposed development, to be held from 3:30pm –to 5:30pm on 28 October at the RUC Turner (54 McCaugley Street, Turner). The Developer has advised that:

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Asbestos Response Task Force to present to North Canberra Community Council – 21 April

The ACT Government Asbestos Response Task Force has agreed to present to the North Canberra Community Council meeting on 21 April 2015. The Task Force expects to address topics including: an update on the buyback scheme what support is being provided to homeowners support specific to elderly homeowners information about the pilot demolitions how the program will affect the wider community, and the proposed territory plan variation The meeting will be at 7.30 pm at the Function Room in the Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place Dickson – click for map

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Mediation to continue over Raiders’ Braddon Club site

Mediation between North Canberra Community Council and the Canberra Raider’s will continue over the car park at Northbourne Oval but plans for an $80 million development of the Braddon Club site could be headed for the courts. North Canberra Community Council member Leon Arundell said mediation on the Braddon Club plan hadn’t worked and they were deciding whether to pursue the matter in court.

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Information Session: Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Proposal

An information session has been organised by Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) for interested parties on the Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Proposal. The session will be held on 9 February 2012 between 4 to 6.30pm at Boomerang Room of Currong Apartments. You may wish to attend if you have further questions regarding the proposal.

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Development of Land in Braddon and Reid Community Information Session

The Community Services Directorate (CSD) would like to invite interested members of the community to an information session on the development of land in Braddon and Reid on 16 December 2011. The land in Braddon is occupied by Currong Apartments, Allawah Court and buildings owned by the Catholic Church. The land in Reid is occupied by Bega Court.

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Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Precinct: proposed planning changes to land fronting Cooyong Street between Donaldson Street and Boolee Street in Braddon and Reid

The community is invited to comment on a proposal to vary the Territory Plan for the Cooyong Street Urban Renewal Precinct (draft variation 308). The area is currently occupied by the Allawah, Bega and Currong Flats and various church uses. The draft variation proposes to change the zoning and introduce a precinct code which would allow high density residential and mixed-use redevelopment of the site with some retail, community and office space.

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Information Session: An easier path to home ownership for public housing tenants (17/18 May 2010)

Public housing tenants can now apply to purchase their existing home under the ACT Government’s new‘ Shared Equity Scheme’. One of Australia’s largest building societies IMB Limited will provide first mortgage finance to tenants purchasing their properties under the scheme. Tenants who are unable to afford to buy the full value of their home can buy a percentage of it. Housing ACT will retain the remaining percentage until it is also purchased by the tenant. Information sessions: When: Monday 17 May 2010 (from 6.30pm – 8.00pm) Where: The Tuggeranong Library, Cowlishaw Street Tuggeranong When: Tuesday 18 May 2010 (from

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