sustainability

Inner North SEE-Change presents: Backyard Tour – Retrofitting and everything Solar (27 June 2010)

Matthew Driver of Lyneham has extensively retrofitted his 1950’s Lyneham house, dramatically reducing electricity, gas and water use and cutting their households carbon emissions on energy use from 19 Tonne a year to minus one Tonne. Join See-Change for a tour of this house to see what can be achieved with your existing house. On display will be rain water harvesting, DIY grey water distribution, a solar food dryer, a solar food cooker, two DIY solar air heater designs as well as the more conventional solar hot water and solar PV systems. Date: Sunday 27 June 2010 Time: 13:00 for

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Invitation to comment: Canberra’s Feed-in Tariff Scheme (closing 28 February 2010)

The ACT Government has recently launched a major discussion paper in the energy sector – the proposal to expand the electricity Feed-In Tariff Scheme. The Feed-In Tariff discussion paper deals with a possible expansion to include installations beyond the existing capacity limit of 30kW. Among the issues outlined in the paper are how an expanded tariff would help reduce the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions, its effect on the creation of jobs in the clean economy and how it would impact electricity bills. The ACT Government welcomes community views on this important topic that will shape Canberra’s energy sector future. Consultation

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Have your say on Canberra’s energy future (9 & 16 February 2010)

The ACT Government has recently launched two major discussion papers in the energy sector – the proposal to expand the electricity Feed-In Tariff Scheme and the Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020. The Feed-In Tariff discussion paper deals with a possible expansion to include installations beyond the existing capacity limit of 30kW. The draft energy policy sets out a proposed framework for reducing the ACT’s reliance on fossil-fuel powered electricity while making Canberra’s energy supply more secure and sustainable. You are invited to attend the public information sessions to be held on Tuesday 9 February, 7:00pm at the Canberra Southern Cross

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Invitation to comment: Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020 (closing 5 March 2010)

Late last year (on 21 December 2009), the ACT Minister for Energy released for discussion the ACT’s Draft Sustainable Energy Policy 2010-2020. The draft policy sets out ideas for reducing the ACT’s dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity with the aim of meeting the ACT Government’s target of a carbon neutral Canberra by 2060. Consultation is now open and is due to close on 5 March 2010 and the purpose of this email is to invite the North Canberra Community Council to submit comments on the draft policy.

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Invitation to comment: Sustainable future workshop findings report (closing 28 February 2010)

ACTPLA has released the Sustainable future workshop findings report for public comment. The report contains key outcomes from a series of workshops held under the Sustainable future program. These workshops gathered together some of Australia’s leading thinkers, community members and government and industry representatives to draw out ideas on how to make our city and the ACT more sustainable, particularly in regard to future planning. Those ideas are synthesised in the report, which has been released so people in the community can provide ACTPLA with their feedback.

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Inner North Community Fair a success – a thank you from the organisers

We would like to thank you for your contribution to the success of the Inner North Community Fair. The aims of the Fair were to raise awareness of the proposed wetland development on the site and to showcase a range of environmental products and initiatives available to the local community. Over 50 organisations participated on the day. Highlights included the smoking ceremony performed by Wiradjuri Echoes, daleks spreading ecological messages and a clothes swap organised by ACT otherwise.

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Inner North SEE-Change: Inner North Community Fair (20 September 2009)

Ginninderra Catchment Group and Inner North SEE-Change invite you to come celebrate Spring and the planned wetland development in Banksia St, O’Connor at the Inner North Community Fair.  There will be a display of the wetland, vibrant entertainers, music, children’s activities including art work to be used on the wetland site, local and organic food, craft stalls, eco and educational stalls and much more. Heaps of fun to be had…. but beware of the Daleks! Date: Sunday 20 September Time: 11am-3pm Where: Banksia Street, O’Connor (site of the proposed new urban wetlands) Contact: Barbara Chevalier – barbchev@gmail.com or phone 0417

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Invitation to comment: Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 (closing 30 September 2009)

In 2004, the ACT Government released the Sustainable Transport Plan, establishing long-term targets to increase the number of people using sustainable transport modes like public transport, walking and cycling, and promoting integrated transport and land use planning. In 2009, the ACT Government is developing a Sustainable Transport Action Plan, which will set out how the Government will implement the Sustainable Transport Plan in the short to medium term – from 2010 – 2016. The Sustainable Transport Action Plan will consist of four strategies governing how we move around our city and our region. These four aspects of the integrated transport

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Invitation to comment: Have your say on the future of public transport in the ACT

Given the ACT Government’s long-term vision for the city and its growth, what must we do to achieve our sustainability goals as they relate to public transport? The ACT Government is developing the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 to help meet the sustainable transport targets set out in the Sustainable Transport Plan (2004). A key element of the Sustainable Transport Action Plan 2010-2016 will be the Public Transport Strategy. The Government is seeking public comment on the geography of a public transport network for 2031 by releasing the Strategic Public Transport Network Plan. The long term ‘frequent network’ proposed by

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Latest DAs

27 Limestone Avenue, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241243 Closes: 2023-02-13;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - Demolition of existing dwelling, construction of a new two storey dwelling with attached garage, swimming pool and associated works.

Northbourne Avenue, Morphett Street, Dickson, ACT - DA: 201733114 Closes: 2023-02-16;

AMENDMENT TO APPROVED DA201733114 - S197K. Amendment to the development application for construction of two new 9 storey developments comprising 143 dwellings, two levels of basement parking, landscaping and associated works. The development proposes a partially covered roof terrace on the upper level of both new buildings. Changes to the heritage building on the site to accommodate non retail commercial use are also included in the proposal. - the amendment is to make adjustments to the basement, cores, building services, carpark layout, storage, structural layout, floor levels and vehicle ramps, updates to the façade materials and finishes, roof terraces adjusted, landscaping adjustments, waste enclosure amended, and associated works.

15 David Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241066 Closes: 2023-02-16;

PROPOSAL FOR MULTI UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND LEASE VARIATION - demolition of the existing dwelling, structures and garage, the construction of 3 new three storey dwellings, double garages, tree removal, landscaping and associated works. Lease Variation to permit three (3) dwellings.

8 Busby Street, O'connor, ACT - DA: 202241254 Closes: 2023-02-07;

PROPOSAL FOR DWELLING ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS - partial demolition and construction of new addition to the existing dwelling, alfresco and associated works.

49 Coranderrk Street, Reid, ACT - DA: 202241148 Closes: 2023-02-06;

PROPOSAL FOR NEW DWELLING - demolition of existing dwelling, detached garage, carport, shed and driveway, construction of new dwelling with basement, driveway, pool, landscaping, and associated works.

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