Community Association opposes Lyneham Oval Development

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:

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Lyneham Shops Works Upgrade

The North Canberra Community Council has been informed by letter that the Lyneham shops will be undergoing a small scale works upgrade. The consultant for this is Indesco (consulting engineers). They are seeking community input from North Canberra Community Council members. Preliminary design plans will be drawn up following community consultation which ends on December 21. Examples of small scale works includes such things as pavement upgrades; improvements to drainage and lighting; replacing old furniture or minor landscaping work. To participate contact Deborah Matthews from Indesco on phone number 6161 2554.

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Northbourne revamp plan

The ACT Government has given a glimpse of Canberra’s high-density future in its plans for the Northbourne Flats precinct in the city’s inner-north. A national competition will be launched today to find the architects to design the transformation of the much-maligned public housing complexes into a new and modern 800-dwelling neighbourhood.

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Proposal to modify planning restrictions
in Canberra’s inner north

A proposal to modify planning restrictions in O’Connor, Lyneham, Dickson and Turner has been released today in a draft variation to the Territory Plan. ACTPLA Chief Planning Executive, Neil Savery, said draft variation 310 responds to the findings of the Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services.

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Tree planting underway at 23 sites in Canberra

The following is an ACT Government Media Release: Released 22/03/2010 The ACT Government has begun planting 570 trees at 23 sites across Canberra to replace those removed last year due to poor condition or for safety reasons, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon Stanhope, announced today.

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Crimestoppers: Face-fit image released of Lyneham burglary (8 February 2010)

ACT Policing are once again urging Canberra residents to review their home security measures, following a recent spike in burglaries in and around the inner-north suburbs of Braddon and Ainslie. Today (18 February 2010) police released a face-fit image of a male suspect responsible for a burglary in Lyneham on 8 February 2010. Between 7.30-9.30pm, the male offender gained entry to a property on Deburgh Street, and stole an Apple notebook computer, jewellery and some cash.

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Legislative Assembly: Discussion Paper to Seek Feedback on Higher Density Residential Development Policies

Today the Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services released a Discussion Paper on existing residential redevelopment policies in inner north Canberra. The Discussion Paper aims to inform submissions to the Committee’s current inquiry into RZ3 (Urban) and RZ4 (Medium Density) residential redevelopment policies. Discussion Paper is available at (and reproduced at the bottom of this article): http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/committees/index1.asp?committee=113&inquiry=823&category=19 The Committee invites interested parties to make a submission on any of the issues raised in the discussion paper or any other issue they consider relevant to the terms of reference of this inquiry.

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Crimestoppers: Witnesses sought to suspicious fire, Lyneham (Friday 08 January 2010)

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a house fire in De Burgh St, Lyneham, which is suspected to have started around 9.30pm last night (Friday, January 8). The house was unoccupied at the time of the blaze but suffered extensive damage. At this time, police are treating the fire as suspicious. AFP Forensic Services attended and conducted investigations. It is suspected that the source of the fire was around the front verandah of the house. Police would urge anyone who may have seen or heard suspicious persons or activity in the area of De Burgh St, Lyneham last night

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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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