The Elephants in Majura Valley

The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) has questioned the proposed route of the planned Realignment of Majura Road. The Chair of NCCC, Jochen Zeil, has said that while the NCCC agrees that an Upgrade to the road is needed, the proposed Realignment is more expensive and more damaging to both heritage values and to endangered ecological communities, compared with upgrading the existing road. Read the media release here»… Read The Submission on the Eastern Broadacre Area here »… Read the submission regarding the Majura Parkway EIS here »…

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Have your say about new rules for disability services

Commonwealth, State and Territory governments want to hear from people about what rules (standards) should be in place for disability services. This consultation is currently underway. These rules will be used by disability service providers all over Australia. Governments are setting the rules to make sure all people who use disability services have the same idea about what a good quality service means.

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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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Invitation to Comment: Community Aviation Consultation Groups – Draft guildelines (closing 28 May 2010)

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government is seeking community input from the North Canberra Community Council (and others) on draft guidelines for Community Aviation Consultation Groups for the leased federal airports. The establishment of Community Aviation Consultation Groups was an initiative of the National Aviation Policy White Paper. Comments on the draft guidelines are sought by close of business 28 May 2010.

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NCCC Submission: Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines for the ACT

Reproduced below is the North Canberra Community Council response to the Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines which Aurecon has prepared a summary report for stakeholder consultation. At time of publication of this item the North Canberra Community Council was still seeking clarification from Aurecon on whether this opportunity to provide submissions and comment represented the the end of consultation prior to issuing a recommendation to government, or whether a further public consultation on the guidelines would be offered.

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Invitation to comment: Nishi Building fitout referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

The following notification was received by the North Canberra Community Council: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at the New Acton Nishi building, Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City, ACT The above proposal has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report to the Commonwealth Parliament. The Committee is required by the Public Works Committee Act 1969 to report to Parliament on the need for each work, if the proposed work will adequately satisfy the need, if the estimated cost of the work can be justified and

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North Canberra Community Council Meeting Details (Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 7.30pm)

The major topic at the next public meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be a discussion on Induced Traffic & Sandford Street Extension. Meeting Details: Date: Wednesday, 17 March 2010 Time: 7.30pm Venue: ACT Sport House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett Confirmed attendees are: Tony Gill, Director, Roads ACT Kester Boardman, EIS Project Manager, Cardno Pty Ltd Emma Maratea, Community Consultation Coordinator, Cardno Pty Ltd John Rayment, Technical Project Manager, Cardno Pty Ltd Gerard Coffey, ACTPLA, Infrastructure Policy The meeting will provide (1) An outline and background of the Sandford Street Extension project, (2) The purpose and compilation process

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ACT Greens forum: A vision for Molonglo (9 March 2010)

The following is an invitation to a Public Forum on the potential development of Molonglo received from the ACT Greens: The Greens have a vision for Molonglo The Greens want Canberra’s next large urban development to be a development for the future not the past. We see it as a great place for people and the environment.

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