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The Community and Development

The Combined Community Councils’ public forum was held at the Conference Centre in the Woden Tradies Quality Hotel on 19 March 2011. Guest speaker was Marie Coleman, Convenor of the Dickson Residents Group and noted Canberra citizen and activist, who spoke on the issue of ‘The Community and Development’.

A copy of her address is available here » …

Woden 9 concept planning

Woden 9 Concept

Over the next 5–10 years, the western side of the Woden Town Centre will be the focus of intensive planning. At the WVCC meeting on 2 March, Ian Wood-Bradley and Chris Millman from the Land Development Agency (LDA) outlined concept planning for section 9 on the western side of the Woden Town Centre—currently carparks in front of Aviation House.

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WodenIt was envisaged future development would comprise two towers, one 20 storeys high, the other 28 storeys as well as lower-scale buildings. Such a development would provide around 600 dwellings. The displaced car parking would be accommodated on nearby secton 3.

LDA will present more developed plans for section 9, Woden to the WVCC at its 6 April meeting.

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Update of 15 March 2012

The slides presented to the meeting are available here »… (note 6mb file)

Community forum – 19 March 2011

On Saturday, 19 March 2011, at 1:30pm at the Conference Centre in the Woden Tradies Quality Hotel (Cnr Melrose Drive and Launceston Street) the Woden Valley Community Council will be hosting a special forum on ‘The community and development’.

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Special guest speaker will be Convenor of the Dickson Residents Group and noted Canberra citizen and activist, Marie Coleman. Marie will be drawing on her personal and professional experience to reflect on the relationship between the community and development, and how community members can best influence government in this difficult and often controversial area.

All are most welcome to attend.

Seselja’s address to WVCC 2 March 2011

Zed Seslja addressing WVCCThe Leader of the Opposition in the ACT, Mr Zed Seselja, in his Vision for Canberra address to the WVCC meeting on 2 March, spoke about the challenges of population growth due to births and migration from outside the ACT. He believed in ‘development in the right places’ and said increased housing density in the town centres and along Northbourne Avenue was a way of avoiding overdevelopment in our suburbs. However, he stressed the key to growth and maintaining living standards was investment in infrastructure.

Borrowdale House Redevelopment Threatens Woden Town Square

Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has expressed its deep concern at the ACT Government’s recent decision to approve the construction of three new residential and commercial towers (24, 20 and 14 storeys respectively) on the site of Borrowdale House on the western side of Woden Town Square.
Read media release »…

Residential Towers in Woden Green

Part of WVCC function is to provide information to Woden residents on initiatives in Woden which will impact on them and to act as a conduit in providing the views of residents to the ACT Government. WVCC, therefore, needs to know your views on the proposed tower developments in Woden Green. We hope that you will be able to assist us by answering this short questionnaire. We also seek your help in drawing the questionnaire to the notice of others who you think may wish to comment.

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Names and email addresses of respondents will be kept confidential.

If you have any queries about this survey, please contact the Secretary on 0420529747 or by email: info@wvcc.org.au

Survey – Residential Towers in Woden Green

Updated 24 May 2011 – Survey Results are available here »…

Borrowdale House Redevelopment Threatens Woden Town Square

Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has expressed its deep concern at the ACT Government’s recent decision to approve the construction of three new residential and commercial towers (24, 20 and 14 storeys respectively) on the site of Borrowdale House on the western side of Woden Town Square.

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