North Canberra Community Council

Second-hand Sunday (19 April 2009)

Second-hand Sunday is a free community event that gives everyone an opportunity to give away or collect unwanted but useable items from homes across the ACT. Second-hand Sunday is this coming Sunday 19 April 2009, from 9.00am to 3.00pm Registered participants display a Second-hand Sunday poster at the front of their home along with any unwanted but useable items they want to give away.The list of addresses and a summary of the items being given away is available at www.tams.act.gov.au/secondhandsunday or a hard copy of this list is available at any ACT public library. Although it is too late to …

Water Tanks – SEE-Change Inner North (23 April 2009)

On  Thursday 23rd April, SEE-Change ACT Inner North will be holding a meeting focusing on Water Tanks. The presentation will attempt to answer your questions: What size to get? How to locate and set up a tank? What rebates are available? The meeting starts at 6pm with food and refreshments available. Presentations will begin at 6.45pm. On-site child-minding is provided. When: Thursday, 23 April 2009 Time: 6:00pm (Presentation from 6:45pm) Where: O’Connor Uniting Church, Cnr Scrivener / Brigalow Streets, O’Connor Contact: SEE-Change ACT

Alert: Bonded asbestos discovered on Mount Majura in gully behind Mackenzie Street

ACT Parks Conservation and Land staff have advised the convener of the Friends of Mt Majura that that old construction material containing bonded asbestos was discovered on Mount Majura in a gully behind Mackenzie Street. Individuals should notify Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 if they see any dumped construction material on public land including the nature reserves that may contain asbestos. Canberra Connect will collect relevant information and pass it on to the appropriate authority.  Individuals with access to a GPS should record the coordinates. For health and safety reasons it is important that individuals DO NOT take samples …

Reminder: Daylight Saving Ends – 2am, Sunday 5 April 2009

Before going to bed on Saturday night ensure that your clocks have been set back one hour to allow for the end of Daylight Savings which finishes at 2am Sunday morning. Since 2008, the daylight saving period in the ACT has started on the first Sunday in October and ends on the first Sunday in April. This ensures that the Daylight Savings arrangements are aligned with New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

Government Measure Up Campaign

You may have already seen the TV, print, and radio or online advertisements for the Measure Up campaign. Measure Up is a joint Australian, state and territory government initiative that aims to encourage Australians to make and sustain healthy changes to their lifestyle, such as increasing physical activity and adopting healthy eating habits, to reduce their risk of some lifestyle related chronic disease. The Federal and ACT Governmenta are encouraging participation in the Measure Up campaign to help raise awareness and important health issues in the North Canberra area. According to the Population Health Profiles, in 2004-05 an estimated 16,522 …

Imminent approval of Draft Variation 261 Watson

Draft Variation 261 to the Territory Plan was tabled in the Act Legislative Assembly on Tuesday March 24. If the matter is not disallowed within five sitting days, DV261 will be automatically approved. Approval of Variation No. 261 to the Territory Plan—Part Blocks 2 and 3 and Block 5 Section 75 Watson— Changes to Commercial CZ6 Leisure and Accommodation Zone (Australian Heritage Village Watson) For more background on DV261 refer to the following page on our site: DV261 Redevelopment of the Australian Heritage Village in Watson

April 2009: Meeting Details

North Canberra Community Council Meeting Wednesday, 22 April 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.

Temporary closure of a section of Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve (Hackett Transfer Station)

Director of Parks, Conservation and Lands (PCL), Russell Watkinson today informed Canberrans that the old tip site area (Hackett Transfer Station) within the Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve will be closed temporarily from today, Tuesday 24 March 2009, due to remedial works. “PCL has been made aware of environmental contamination on the old tip site within the Mt Ainslie Nature reserve. The five hectare site is approximately 400 metres east of the Phillip Avenue and Kellaway Street intersection in Hackett.

ACTPLA reviewing provisions – residential mid size blocks (>250m2 to 500m2) in greenfield estates

On the 24th March 2009 at 10:30AM the NCCC received the following email advisory from ACTPLA seeking written comments by 31st March 2009: Dear Sir/ Madam As part of the broader review of the Territory Plan, the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) is also reviewing the provisions for residential mid size blocks (>250m2 to 500m2)in greenfield estates. It is proposed to conduct a workshop in relation to residential mid sized blocks in April- May 2009 with the results to be incorporated into the Territory Plan review later in the year. In the short term, ACTPLA acknowledges the need for …