have your say – Pialligo Master Plan

The ACT Government has been working with the Pialligo community to develop a draft master plan that outlines the values, proposed vision and directions for the future. Pialligo is unique with its rural character, Aboriginal heritage and interesting retail outlets such as nurseries and shops. Pialligo was also Canberra’s original food bowl.

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Have your say on the future of Pialligo

The ACT Government is seeking input on the community’s values and concerns in relation to the future of Pialligo. Feedback will contribute to a master plan which will outline the development vision and planning framework for the next 30 years. Please visit www.environment.act.gov.au/Pialligo for more information including a short discussion paper and some preliminary ideas to improve Beltana Road. For more information call Canberra Connect 13 22 81 or 6207 1923. Closing date for comments is 23 December 2011.

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Shoppers tipped to win as retail heavyweights face off at Majura

The final touches for big retail planning at Canberra Airport has finally been revealed with the addition of a 13500sqm Masters brand home improvement store stocking 35,000 products. This Woolworths-Lowe’s joint venture company will compete head to head with the new Costco venture at Canberra Airport. The ACT Chamber of Commerce says that the store wars will increase competition throughout the ACT. Shoppers will be delighted. The impacts on smaller home businesses operations haven’t been assessed because the airport is beyond the jurisdiction of the ACT government

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Canberra Airport Supermarkets

The ACT supermarket policy has just hit a roadblock with the announcement that Woolworths will join Costco in a major wholesale supermarket shakeup, after Canberra Airport was forced to look for a new tenant because of the continuing demise of Brand Depot. The only possible benefit to other supermarkets in the ACT from this development is that Costco might become an alternative wholesale supplier for smaller IGA’s and Supabarn in addition to Metcash, as well as Costco being a competitor to Woolworths in wholesale goods. A wide-ranging newspaper dialogue on this topic has just taken place.

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'Raw' Landscape Architecture Exhibition at University of Canberra (13, 14 & 16 November 2009)

The exhibition ‘Raw’ will display the final projects of graduating University of Canberra landscape architecture students. There will be twenty three projects in the exhibition which examine the Eastern Broadacre of Canberra and the possibilities that exist there for the future. The Eastern Broadacre is part of the valley which exists between the Federal Highway through to Hume. This exhibition provides Canberrans with an opportunity to view diverse ideas and applications which have been created by the students. Projects examine transport issues, food security, sustainability, biodiversity and restoration in Canberra just to name a few. Areas which have been

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Canberra Times: Comments welcome on Pialligo master plan

On 13 October 2009, Canberra Times journalist Claire Low, reported that the Planning Minister is encouraging comment on the new master plan for Pialligo. There was also a statement by the president of the Pialligo Residents’ Association, Bob Ross in relation to the process. The online version of the Canberra Times article is reproduced below:

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WIN News: Development Plan (future Pialligo Master Plan)

On Monday 12 October 2009, WIN News revealed that there will be community consultation on a future Master Plan for the Suburb of Pialligo. Whilst the dates for consultation have not been finalized, it is likely to occur in late 2010 and has come about due to recent upgrades in the Airport precinct and as a consequence of potential outcomes from the Eastern Broadacre Study. As a result of the Broadacre Study the suburb could end up being incorporated in a new employment corridor for the Territory.

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Roadworks creating problems for Pialligo residents and businesses

The ABC Canberra TV news provided the following report on the impact road construction and upgrades around the airport and entrance to the suburb of Pialligo is creating for residents and local businesses. Roads ACT have indicated that road-works should be complete by the end of July, but in the interim temporary traffic lights are being considered. The North Canberra Community Council encourages residents and businesses to contact the Council if they continue to have problems with access to the suburb after the temporary traffic lights are installed or there are unreasonable delays in the implementation of these temporary

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