North Canberra Community Council

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 is …

ACT Seniors Week 2009 – 15 to 22 March

Seniors Week will offer literally hundreds of events for the participation of older Canberrans. Many centre on health and wellbeing, others on services to assist people with real-life issues, such as exploring accommodation options in retirement or understanding ones pension. For a program guide on what is planned for the week visit the Council On The Ageing (ACT) website, or download the Senior Week 2009 Program (3.5mb PDF File)

New ACTPLA "The Community Zone" publication will keep people in the planning loop

ACTPLA has announced that Canberrans will have now have access to the latest planning news via a new publication – The Community Zone The ACT Planning and Land Authority Chief Planning Executive Neil Savery said “The Community Zone” would include stories about major planning projects, draft variations to the Territory Plan and helpful tips and information about the planning process.

March 2009: Meeting Details

North Canberra Community Council Meeting Thursday, 26 March 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.

Signalisation Knox and Antill Street

The issue of signalization of the Knox Street and Antill Street intersection in Watson was flagged in a Draft Land Use Master Plan North Watson consultants report dated 28 March 2003. The Watson Community Association has produced a comparison of peak-hour morning and afternoon traffic numbers at this intersection on 20 November 2002 and a later survey conducted by Roads ACT in the week from September 22 – September 29 in 2008. The WCA study clearly demonstrates a dramatic increase in traffic volumes during this six year period. The impacts associated with increasing traffic clearly warrant discussion within the wider …

Neil Savery on “The Future of Planning, Development and Consultation in North Canberra”

[vimeo 3289930] The North Canberra Community Council Inc. held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 19 February 2009, 19:30 at the Hackett Community Centre, Maitland Street Their guest speaker was Mr. Neil Savery, Chief Planning Executive Officer of the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA). He spoke on “The Future of Planning, Development and Consultation in North Canberra”

Hackett Traffic Issues

What’s the problem? Over the last 3-4 years there has been a growing problem with cars (and even private buses) using Hackett as a shortcut to get priority access to Majura Ave.  The fundamental problem is that east Gungahlin is being developed without sufficient consideration given to transport routes in and out of the suburbs.  This results in significant congestion on existing routes such as Northbourne Ave.  To avoid the congestion there, cars are turning left from the Federal highway and going down Antill Street with the aim of getting onto Majura Ave and then Limestone Ave.  Faced with delays …