EIS

Invitation to comment (documentation): EIS Proposal – Sandford Street Extension to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

Earlier this week we published an article advising that ACTPLA was consulting and seeking comments and feedback with regard to a proposed EIS for the proposed Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway. We are pleased to advise that the documentation has now been received and it is available for viewing as online documents or downloadable as a .zip archive. View the documents online (via Scribd.com) Download the documents as a .zip archive The NCCC would be pleased to include contributor feedback in any response as the Council has repeatedly indicated concerns about traffic issues and impact

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Invitation to comment: EIS Proposal – Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway (Closing 30 November 2009)

The Council has received correspondence from the ACTPLA Applications Secretariat in regard to the a possible EIS Proposal: “Sandford Street extension (currently Morisset Street) to the Federal Highway-200900355-600/0 Gungahlin (numerous blocks)” UPDATE: ACTPLA are now advising the following: “With reference to the email for EIS Scoping Document dated 9 November, 2009 please be advised that the applicant is not seeking an s211 exemption as stated in the email. Please review the request for scoping documentation and draft your responses accordingly.” ACTPLA are seeking comments from the North Canberra Community Council in relation to this proposed EIS document and in particular

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NCCC Submission in relation to the Majura Parkway Draft EIS

The North Canberra Community Council recently made a submission in response to the Majura Parkway Draft EIS. The NCCC submission included 7 key concerns and recommendations. [scribd id=18004173 key=key-1q9zxk0w6wg5ri8m6mlh] A full copy of the NCCC submission is also available for download in PDF format.

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Canberra Times: ACT on board to connect east coast

On the 14th of July, The Canberra Times ran an article reporting the ACT Government position on a very fast train (VFT) linking Canberra to other eastern seaboard cities. It appears that the Majura Parkway upgrade route has not been predicated on the real traffic and transportation needs but rather “pie in the sky” conceptual plans for a VFT route which are unlikely to see the light of day in the near or foreseeable future.

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Public information session regarding the Majura Parkway EIS (8 July 2009)

A public information session on the Majura Parkway Environmental Impact Study (EIS) will be held Wednesday, 8 July 2009 at the Dame Pattie Menzies House in Dickson from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The ACT Government has extended the public consultation period on the draft EIS by two weeks until 13 July 2009. Anyone with questions about the EIS or this significant infrastructure project is invited to attend the information session. Representatives from Roads ACT will be available to answer any questions and to explain this major infrastructure project.

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