Woden Valley Annual General meeting 2015

Woden Valley Annual General meeting 2015  is on 7th October Woden Hellenic 7.30pm .

Call for Nominations for 2015-16 WVCC committee . All positions available for nomination. Please fill out the nomination form or copies will be available at the meeting.

With the ACT election to be held in 2016 it’s important that Woden is represented by a strong community voice that seeks to represent the Woden valley community.  The redistribution of the electoral boundaries will mean for the first time that all Woden Valley suburbs will all be within one electorate. An issue that the WVCC has been fighting for several years.

Presentation by the John James Foundation for the Leukaemia foundation on a proposed respite care facility in Garran – Dec 14 Meeting

The proposed site in Garran was selected as being close to the hospital; thorough site assessment (including traffic noise, parking facilities, flood mitigation) and other environmental issues (such as walking trails and existing flora and fauna) were canvassed.

Capital Metro

Here is the Capital Metro presentation from the WVCC meeting on the 4th of June.  The WVCC does not have a position on the ACT’s Government decision to proceed with Light Rail along the Northbourne Ave corridor. The WVCC is working hard to improve the current public transport facilities in the Woden Valley area.

Interested in Joining the Committee?

If you are interested in Woden Valley community issues, why not join the WVCC committee? The nomination form is here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual General Meeting on 6 November, 7:30pm at the Hellenic Club.

Hughes shopping centre upgrade

The ACT Government is seeking community  feedback on the Hughes shops to help inform the forward design study which is being prepared for the shopping centre. The forward design study is the first step to find out what the community wants for the public spaces at their shopping centre and what they consider important.[teaserbreak]

Views will be sought on issues such as public safety, parking, street furniture, signage, stormwater, lighting, landscaping and measures to help people move more easily around the shops.

Members of the community are invited to attend the following information sessions at Hughes shops:

  • Thursday 8 August 2013, 3 pm to 6 pm, or
  • Saturday 10 August 2013, 10 am to 1 pm.

Feedback received from the community will help inform a forward design study which is being prepared for the shopping centre. The forward design will be available for public comment later this year.

To provide feedback please complete the online survey.

The community is also invited to participate in focus groups, which are small group discussions, in the last week of August. If you would like to be part of a focus group, please call Beaconhill on 6161 0600 to register your interest.

For more information about the consultation please contact Beaconhill on 6161 0600 during business hours. Alternatively you can send comments to  

Consultation closes Friday 13 September 2013.

For more information visit

Combined Community Councils write to Katie Gallagher regarding the future of Canberra’s Town Centres

Canberra’s seven Community Councils have combined to argue for better planning for the Town Centres Read more …

Woden/Weston Creek Community Hub Feasibility Study

The ACT Government, through the Community Services Directorate (CSD) has engaged a multidisciplinary team of designers, planners and economists to prepare a feasibility study for a community hub in the Woden/Weston Creek area. The community hub is expected to consist of a community centre, child care centre and seniors centre.[teaserbreak]The study will include an assessment of a range of options including the redevelopment of the Woden Community Centre (Block 1 Section 12 Phillip), the refurbishment of part of the Callam Offices (Block 80 Section 29 Phillip), and a new centre on a site yet to be identified in either Woden or Weston Creek.

Analysis will be undertaken on the current and future demand for community services within the district, as well as projected accommodation requirements such as staffing and community space needs. A range of design options will be assessed and a cost benefit analysis undertaken to ensure site options are feasible and a net benefit for the community can be achieved.

As part of the study, the project team will undertake consultations with communities, Woden Community Services Inc., Woden Seniors Inc., Weston Creek Community Association, Woden Valley Community Council, Weston Creek Community Council, Communities at Work, ACT Government agencies and other key stakeholders.

The publicly notified Tender for the study was awarded to a project team led by Colin Stewart Architects. The project team includes ACT Planners (urban planning and consultations), SGS Economics and Planning (demography and cost benefit analyses), and Turner and Townsend (Quantity Surveyors). Tenders closed on 23 April 2013 and the successful Tenderer was advised at the end of May 2013.

Claire Middleton
7-9 Geelong Street
6175 5231 (direct)

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