Downer Revitalisation – Consultation Report released

The Economic Development Directorate has released the final Consultation Report on the proposed redevelopment of the Downer Local Centre Precinct. The site will now be prepared for sale. The consultation report can be downloaded from the Directorate’s Downer Local Centre Revitalisation page here

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Downer Centre Local 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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Downer Community Meeting – Redevelopment of the Downer Local Centre

A meeting will be held for all Downer residents, at 7pm on Wednesday 14 December at the Downer Community Centre, to discuss the redevelopment of the Downer local centre precinct. Letters of invitation were delivered to all Downer residents on 8 December 2011. More information is available on the EDD website http://www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au or telephone enquiries may be directed to Mr Ross McKay on 6205 0675.

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Downer's 50th Birthday Celebration (27 March 2010)

The Community is invited to Downer’s 50th Birthday Celebration! Time: 10 am to 3pm Date: Saturday 27 March 2010 Venue: Downer Community Centre and Oval Frencham Place Downer Activities for everyone: exhibitions, stalls, choirs, bands, drummers, jugglers, and lots of good food. Deputy Chief Minister Katy Gallagher will open the Heritage Walk. Downer resident Senator Kate Lundy will launch new book on the history of the suburb. For more information please contact Chris Paterson ph: 62628454  email: paterson2@webone.com.au

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ACT Policing: 24/7 patrols planned as police gear up for Summernats

ACT Policing is scheduling around-the-clock traffic enforcement patrols of the areas surrounding Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and additional patrols of the city’s entertainment precincts over the Summernats car festival period beginning today (Thursday, January 7). Police intend to clamp down rigorously on any irresponsible and/or dangerous driving behaviour and have issued a reminder to all motorists that under ACT legislation, police have the power to seize vehicles for burnouts, menacing driving or street racing on public roadways.

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Barnardos Foster Care Information Sessions (20th & 27th May 2009)

For over 120 years Barnardos has been at the forefront of child welfare service provision and has embraced a tradition of innovation and holistic approach in our quest to find real, permanent solutions for Australian children in desperate need. Barnardos builds relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. They advocate for children and young people and contribute to community knowledge about the issues that impact on society as a whole. Barnardos will be holding information sessions about Foster Care and provides an opportunity to meet an existing Foster Carer who has been caring for Canberra children

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Reduced water pressure due to essential maintenance until 25 March 2009

ActewAGL are advising the following: Until 25 March 2009, ActewAGL is carrying out essential maintenance to the water network that supplies parts of North Canberra. Customers in the suburbs of Hackett, O’Connor and Watson may have experienced a temporary reduction in water pressure over the past two days as a result of this work. The temporary reduction in water pressure will continue until the work is completed mid next week. If you are experiencing serious problems as a result of the reduced water pressure, please call ActewAGL’s faults and emergencies line on 13 11 93. When the maintenance work

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