ACT Election Forum 20 September 2016

In place of our September General Meeting we will join with the Lyneham Community Association to host an election forum for the Kurrajong electorate which covers inner north and inner south Canberra.

This is your opportunity to quiz your local candidates and hear what they have to say.

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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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Report supports Braddon Club site for community purposes

A North Canberra Community Council survey shows that North Canberra residents want the Braddon Club site to remain available for community purposes such as recreation, community activities or a playing field. “The Braddon Club site was part of the Northbourne Oval from 1925 until 1998. In 2006 the Canberra Raiders paid $420,000 for a lease that allows them to use the site only for the purpose of a club, and prevents them from selling it without the approval of the planning and land authority. They have closed the club on the grounds that it was not profitable. They are currently

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City to the Lake – Seminars

The ACT Government has announced  the City to the Lake which is a transformational project being developed within The City Plan, and is integral to realising the City’s potential as the ACT embark on its second century. It is about creating a new public waterfront address and identity for the City.  It is about realising Commonwealth Park and City Hill as celebrated urban parks unified with the centre of the City.  The project connects the City across Parkes Way and includes several important civic projects. The ACT Government is holding  four City to the Lake seminars at the CMAG Theatrette:

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Temporary Interruption to Carparking in Dickson

Residents who use the short stay carpark situated opposite Woolworths in Dickson are advised By the ACt Government that due to site investigation work involving a geotechnical study of Block 21 Section 30 Dickson, use of parts of the carpark will be restricted from 3 December 2012. The work to be undertaken by geotechnical engineers will involve access to several car spaces per drill site which will be fenced off for the safety of motorists and pedestrians. Click for further details.

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Downer Local Centre Development

Downer residents are invited to view and comment on the revised draft plans for the development of the Downer local centre precinct. Residents can attend the following drop-in session: When: Wednesday 27 June 2012, 6:00pm to 8.30pm Where: Downer Community Centre. Letters of invitation will delivered to all Downer residents during the week beginning Monday 18 June 2012. More information is available at the ACT Government Downer Re-development website Telephone enquiries may be directed to Ross McKay on 0409 469 645 or Alison Abernethy 02 6207 5443.

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