The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) believes that the Draft Variation no.368 (DV368) should not proceed to the Committee stage until there has been a more extensive consultation process number of outstanding issues relating to heritage, planning and sustainability
The NCCC notes that to date, the EPBC Act, with all its good intentions, has failed to arrest or reverse the continuing decline of biodiversity in Australia. A much more drastic,
radical, proactive and effective way needs to be found to address this fundamental crisis.
We have asked the Planning Minister and to the Minister for Urban Renewal to keep Dickson Section 72 for community and cultural purposes. Section 72 is the area between the Dickson Swimming Pool and the Dickson playing fields
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has received a Works Approval application from the Land Development Agency for Westside Village.
The Lyneham Community Association advises that a community petition with 1553 signatures opposed to the proposal by Brindabella Christian College to sub-lease and develop a portion of Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval was lodged in the ACT Legislative Assembly recently. (See petition no. 9-15). After consideration of the petition, and noting that approximately 90% of those asked to sign, did so, the Lyneham Community Association (LCA) has adopted a clearer position, consistent with the petition, opposing the sub-leasing and development proposal, and released the following media statement and position statement:
The North Canberra Community’s submission on Draft Variation 309 to the Territory Plan – a proposed bus layover near the intersection of Barry Drive and Watson Street in Turner
This Bill proposes major changes to the process for Territory Plan variations. It was presented to the Legislative Assembly on 20 March and referred it to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services on 8 April. The Committee has invited public submissions, with a closing date of 22 April.
NCCC has submitted comments on a referral under the Commonwealth’s Environment and Biodiversity Conservation Act in relation to a proposed development of a four hectare block of land in Watson. The letter is reproduced here. A site map with a description is included.
The NCCC has responded the Review into the size of the ACT Legislative Assembly being overviewed by the Expert Reference Group, ACT Elections. The committee has recommended that: The Expert Reference Group should suggest an increase in size to 25 members; the number of electorates should be five; individual electorate boundaries should be decided by the ACT Electoral Commission; the electoral boundaries should be broadly based on community-of-interest ideals. Prior to the 2012 Assembly election, boundary redistribution issues were a major source of community divisiveness.