North Canberra Community Council

Invitation for Submissions: ACTPLA – Energy rating discusssion paper

ACT Planning and Land Authority is inviting interested parties to make written submissions on proposed changes to the ACT House Energy Rating Scheme and reforms to the regulation of building energy assessors. Should the proposals discussed in this discussion paper be adopted there will be a direct impact for ALL individuals intending to buy, sell, rent or lease properties in the ACT due to changed legislative and regulatory requirements. The discussion paper addresses two major issues relating to energy efficiency assessment in the ACT, one being the requirements for obtaining and generating energy assessments (ACTHERS) which will affect all individuals …

May 2009: Meeting Details

North Canberra Community Council Meeting Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 19:30 ACT Sports House 100 Maitland Street, Hackett The North Canberra Community Council (NCCC) is the umbrella organization for Resident Associations and Community Groups in North Canberra. The NCCC is the one-stop-shop for Government and the community to communicate. The NCCC is run by volunteers and membership is free. As a resident of North Canberra you are invited to become a member and participate in committee meetings. Membership forms will be available at the meeting or can be down-loaded from here:  NCCC Membership Form.

Media Coverage: Chronicle – Village and bushland to make way for housing

In the April 7 edition of the City Chronicle, three members of the Watson Community Association were interviewed by Rebecca Thistleton in regard to the redevelopment of the Australian Heritage Village site. In the article there is a discussion of the loss of woodland, recreational facilities and community space.

Sir John Hackett Essay Competition (Entries open until 15 August 2009)

All young people living in Hackett and in school years 5-12 are invited to enter this competition being held by the Hackett Community Association with the support of local schools and the Australian Dictionary of Biography.  Essays should be 250-500 words long for Years 5-6; approximately 600 words for Years 7-8; 900-1000 words for Years 9-10 and 1000-1200 words for Years 11-12. The topic is: “The person after whom your street in Hackett is named”.  Where the street is named after more than one person (eg. Rivett Street) you can choose which person to write about.  Prizes and certificates will …

Development Applications open to public comment for 24 April 2009

Each week, the North Canberra Community Council is sent a weekly summary of all new significant development applications that are also notified in the Canberra Times and on ACTPLA’s website at the following link: http://apps.actpla.act.gov.au/pubnote/index.asp The latest development applications lodged for the North Canberra area and open for comment include: