ACTPLA

Invitation to Comment: Draft Variation No. 302 to the Territory Plan (closing 22 June 2010

A review of the Territory Plan by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has resulted in proposed changes to the community facility zone, the associated development table and development code. The North Canberra Community Council is concerned that the changes may have a long term detrimental effect on the future of community facility zones. The draft variation is available at www.actpla.act.gov.au under Consultation on the home page. The period for comments closes on Tuesday 22 June 2010. The draft variation has been reproduced below:

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Public Information and Workshop Session: Development of Kenny (18 May 2010)

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has started planning for the new Gungahlin suburb of Kenny, where land release is scheduled to begin in 2012-13. The North Canberra Community Council believes this issue is of interest to North Canberra District residents and will directly impact our region as this new suburb will be directly opposite Watson on the other side of the Federal Highway. The NCCC waits with anticipation to discover whether ACTPLA actually intends to letterbox Watson residents to inform them of this public information session and workshop. You can directly contribute to Kenny’s planning by attending a

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DA 201016979: EPIC – Demolition of existing service station, restaurant and removal of underground storage tanks (closing 9 April 2010)

The North Canberra Community Council has been made aware of the following development application occuring at EPIC (which is technically categorized as part of the Gungahlin District): —– GUNGAHLIN Development Application: 201016979 Address: FEDERAL HIGHWAY Block: 429 Section: 0 Proposal: Non Residential – Demolition of existing service station, restaurant and removal of underground storage tanks. Clearing site for development of tourist facilities comprising of service station and restaurant. Period for comments closes: 09/04/2010 Click here to view the plans —–

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Invitation to comment: Lyneham Sport and Recreation Precinct DA 200915725 (Closing 23 December 2009)

The Development Application for the Lyneham Sport and Recreation Precinct has been lodged and is now on public notification. The documents are available on the ACTPLA web site. ACTPLA shared a version of the master plan with the North Canberra Community Council and others in August, and ACTPLA thought it appropriate to notify these groups of the commencement of this public notification period.

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WIN News: Coverage of Asbestos Exposure on Rankin Street Campbell

On 26 November 2009, WIN News provided addtional information of the Asbestos Exposure incident on Rankin Street in Campbell. This was previously reported on this website in the following article: “Campbell residents potentially exposed to loose asbestos” [youtube]J6lGZNyWEw0&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube]

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Campbell residents potentially exposed to loose asbestos

ABC Online News and iPrime Canberra are reporting about potential asbestos exposure for residents in Campbell at the site of a house being demolished. There are disturbing reports that ACT Government agencies (ACTPLA and Office of Regulatory Services – Workcover) have been severely talking down the nature of the risks involved despite the fact that samples originating from the demolition project have been confirmed as asbestos and found in neighbouring driveways, yards and gutters.

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Reminder: Invitation to comment on Community Facility Zones (Closing 23 October 2009)

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has released an online discussion paper which examines the Community Facility Zone Development Code and associated development tables. Community facility zones are traditionally associated with things like child care or community centres, cultural facilities and places of worship. The paper (reproduced below) identifies key questions about how the code and table might be revised.

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