consultation

Consultation with ACT Government Ministers

Morning Tea with Ministers Date:               Saturday 16 April (10.30am to 12.00pm) Venue:            Canberra Museum and Gallery, Cnr. London Circuit and Civic Square, Canberra City. You’re invited to meet ACT Government Ministers form morning tea and to discuss what is important to your local community.

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Invitation to comment: Planning for Eastern Broadacre (closing 17 September 2010)

The ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA) has released a discussion paper seeking public comment on ideas for the Eastern Broadacre area, particularly parts that may be suitable for future employment development. Eastern Broadacre includes the Majura Valley / Symonston / Hume corridor. See the discussion paper and information on how to comment at www.actpla.act.gov.au/easternbroadacre or ACTPLA’s customer service centre at 16 Challis Street, Dickson or ACT libraries (Dickson, Civic, Woden and Tuggeranong).

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Have your say about new rules for disability services

Commonwealth, State and Territory governments want to hear from people about what rules (standards) should be in place for disability services. This consultation is currently underway. These rules will be used by disability service providers all over Australia. Governments are setting the rules to make sure all people who use disability services have the same idea about what a good quality service means.

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Invitation to Comment – Drug Driving Exposure Draft (closing 24 June 2010)

The ACT Government’s proposed road side drug testing Bill has been released for public comment ahead of its expected introduction in the Legislative Assembly in July 2010. The Road Transport (Drug Driving) Bill 2010 and Road Transport (Drug Driving) Regulation 2010 provides a comprehensive model for addressing drug-impaired driving in the ACT. The Bill gives ACT police new powers to conduct random road side drug tests to detect the presence of illicit drugs such as cannabis, methylamphetamine and ecstasy using an oral fluid screening test. It gives police the authority to request a driver to undergo a blood test if

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Outdoor Cafe Policy goes out to public consultation (closing 25 June 2010)

The Office of Regulatory Services (ORS) exercises certain responsibilities under the Roads and Public Places Act 1937. Among these responsibilities is the issuing of outdoor cafe permits. The Outdoor Cafe Policy (the Policy) sets out guidelines on the permit application process, appropriate clearance zones for footpaths and furniture, and other information on the conditions of use for an outdoor cafe permit. The Policy’s main objective is to maximise the benefits between outdoor cafe areas and other public uses of unleased territory land in the ACT. The Policy is currently under review and has been released for public comment. The ORS

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Potential redevelopment of Section 52 and 57 Braddon and Section 7 Reid – information sessions (01 & 03 June 2010)

The Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services (DHCS) would like to invite interested members of the community to a presentation on the Planning Study into the possible redevelopment of land in Braddon and Reid. The land in Braddon is currently occupied by Currong Apartments, Allawah Court and buildings owned by the Catholic Church. The land in Reid is currently occupied by Bega Court. The Planning Study is in response to the ACT Government’s initiative to prepare a draft Master Plan and develop a Territory Plan variation for the land so that a decision can be made on whether to

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Invitation to Comment: Community Aviation Consultation Groups – Draft guildelines (closing 28 May 2010)

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government is seeking community input from the North Canberra Community Council (and others) on draft guidelines for Community Aviation Consultation Groups for the leased federal airports. The establishment of Community Aviation Consultation Groups was an initiative of the National Aviation Policy White Paper. Comments on the draft guidelines are sought by close of business 28 May 2010.

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NCCC Submission: Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines for the ACT

Reproduced below is the North Canberra Community Council response to the Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines which Aurecon has prepared a summary report for stakeholder consultation. At time of publication of this item the North Canberra Community Council was still seeking clarification from Aurecon on whether this opportunity to provide submissions and comment represented the the end of consultation prior to issuing a recommendation to government, or whether a further public consultation on the guidelines would be offered.

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Invitation to comment: ACT Legislation Register—User Survey 2010 (closing 26 March 2010)

The ACT legislation register is an authorised electronic statute book that provides the community with free and quick access to ACT legislation and related information. The register is central to the making, notification, commencement, operation, interpretation, proof, republication, amendment and repeal of legislation and instruments made under legislation. The register has been in operation since 12 September 2001. Since that time it has had many enhancements and most recently a new search function has been installed. The Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) is seeking your input to help us identify where the register is meeting your needs and where the register

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Consultation: Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines for the ACT (Closing 26 March 2010)

The North Canberra Community Council recently received the following email from Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd who have been engaged by the ACT Dept of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) to prepare Guidelines for Transport Impact Assessment to be used as part of the ACT planning and development process. The email has been reproduced below: From: Rolfe Hartley <HartleyR@ap.aurecongroup.com> Date: Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:23 PM Subject: Transport Impact Assessment Guidelines for the ACT To the Presidents of the Canberra Community Councils Aurecon Australia Pty Ltd has been engaged by the ACT Dept of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) to

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Invitation to Comment: EPIC & Kamberra Winery Draft Development Control Plan (closing 29 March 2010)

Draft DCP No. 171/10/0002 has been prepared by the National Capital Authority (NCA) at the joint request of the ACT Government (Exhibition Park in Canberra) and the Kamberra Winery. Draft DCP No: 171/10/0002 has been prepared to establish planning and urban design provisions focusing on building height, landscape character, access and parking for Part Blocks 18 and 19 Section 71 Lyneham, Block 20 Section 71 Lyneham, Block 1 Section 75 Lyneham, Part Block 5 Section 72 Lyneham, Block 4 Section 72 Lyneham and Blocks 429, 444 and 445 Gungahlin District. The NCA invites interested people and organisations to provide written

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Invitation to comment: Nishi Building fitout referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

The following notification was received by the North Canberra Community Council: Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at the New Acton Nishi building, Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City, ACT The above proposal has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report to the Commonwealth Parliament. The Committee is required by the Public Works Committee Act 1969 to report to Parliament on the need for each work, if the proposed work will adequately satisfy the need, if the estimated cost of the work can be justified and

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