Heritage Nomination – Dickson Aerodrome

How many of Canberra’s residents know the city’s original aerodrome was at Dickson? And how many might know the aerodrome—which half a century later became known as the Northbourne Aviation Ground—played a major role in the formation of the national capital?

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Successful appeal at ACAT

The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal has varied the conditions of approval of a Northbourne Avenue development. As a result of an appeal brought by the North Canberra Community Council, the Tribunal ordered changes to the conditions that apply to the proposed development. The changes include reducing building heights, increasing on-site parking and increasing solar access. The tribunal also acknowledged that broader traffic issues “cannot be properly addressed by looking at one development, or even one street, but needs a broader approach.” The tribunals’ decision is at http://acat.act.gov.au/decisions/north-canberra-community-council-v-act-planning-and-land-authority-and-anor-administrative-review-2019-acat-87

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Dickson Heritage Walk

On 6 and 7 May, over 90 heritage walks participants toured Dickson Library and the 1960s shopping centre with expert heritage architects and urban planners, exploring the significance of the architecture and layout

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