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Canberra Times: Wine group plans $15m hotel complex

The National Capital Authority has recently issued Draft Development Control Plan (DCP) No:171/10/0002 in response to proposals for a renewed service station/restaurant on the Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) site; and a $15million hotel complex on the Kamberra winery site on Northbourne Avenue in north Canberra. The Canberra Times covered both of these stories on March 2. This article contains a transcription of the newspaper articles and Figure 3 extracted from the DCP showing the land subject to the plan. The cut-off date for submissions to the DCP is March 29 2010. The document in full is available from www.nationalcapital.gov.au.

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Canberra Times: Secret Manoeuvres (The destruction of the Griffin Legacy)

On 15 August 2009, the Saturday Canberra Times ran a very interesting article written by John Thiselton which discussed how the new ASIO building is contrary to and will destroy the concept of the NCA’s Griffin Legacy. The Griffin Legacy is likely to be a very hot topic at the upcoming NCA public forum. The article is reproduced below:

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Reminder – Public Forum: National Capital Authority (26 November 2009)

On 26 November 2009 the NCA will hold a public forum to provide opportunity to begin a continuing dialogue about planning in Canberra, and ensuring Canberra’s ‘place’ as the national capital. The event will take place at Parliament House commencing at 6pm. The length of the forum will vary according to the level of interest, but it is expected to finish between 9pm and 10pm. Tea and coffee will be available. The purpose of the forum is to provide a framework for discussion between the NCA and the community and stakeholders on: An introduction to the NCA and its role;

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Public Forum: National Capital Authority (26 November 2009)

On 26 November 2009 the NCA will hold a public forum to provide opportunity to begin a continuing dialogue about planning in Canberra, and ensuring Canberra’s ‘place’ as the national capital. The event will take place at Parliament House commencing at 6pm. An agenda will be issued closer to the date.

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