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WVCC 2017-18 Budget Submission

The Chief Minister states, in the Act Government’s document Canberra: A statement of ambition, that cities don’t succeed by accident or by leaving things to chance – they require design, good governance and great collaboration.

The WVCC looks forward to shaping our future, in collaboration with the ACT Government, to achieve the policy outcomes of economic diversification and urban renewal to make Woden a better place to live, work and socialise.

These policy outcomes will ensure that the Woden Valley is a vibrant community that is inclusive, welcoming, and open to diverse talents and determined to help everyone reach their fullest potential.

In order to attract families to our community, Woden requires additional jobs, education opportunities, sporting and cultural facilities with bars, cafes and restaurants that are close to where people want to live.

The policy outcomes that the WVCC seeks are:

  1. A vibrant community with sustainable amenity;
  2. Available housing choices, including affordable housing;
  3. Increased job opportunities;
  4. Improved access to higher education; and
  5. Better health outcomes – improved access to sporting facilities and active living amenity.

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ACT Budget for Woden

budget1On Tuesday the 7th of June the ACT Government released its 2016/17 Budget.  The Government is forecasting a Headline Net Operating deficit of $94.3 million in 2016-17, a deficit of $35 million in 2017-18, and a return to balance in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Health: The Budget will invest $99.5 Million Dollars into the upgrade and maintenance of the Canberra and Calvary Hospitals and other health facilities with an additional 54 new health staff and 21 new treatment spaces at the Canberra hospital emergency department and the expansion of trauma and neonatal care services.

Education: The Budget dedicates $41.5 million to improve facilities and administration for schools across the ACT. An additional $24.7 million to further improve the standard of education being provided to all of our students in schools across Canberra. Read more …

Woden CIT to close! What is the Future of Higher education in #Woden.

WodenCITAs part of the Campus modernisation program (cink for CIT PDF Attached) at the Canberra institute of technology (CIT) and the recent announcement of a new Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus in Tuggeranong, this will mean the closure of the Woden CIT campus. CIT Courses at Woden will be transferred to other CIT campuses in Belconnen, Reid (Civic) and Tuggeranong in semesters 1 & 2 from 2016 with the remaining course(s) being relocated out of Woden by 2017.

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) believes that a health related CIT facility should remain in Woden and had sent a letter to the former Education Minister Ms Joy Burch ( clink for letter to Joy Burch) asking ‘what is the future of higher education in Woden’.

On the 3rd November 2015 ABC’s 666 radio Breakfast presenter Phil Clark interviewed Martin Miller Woden Valley Community Council President and Dr Nicole Stenlake, Executive Director, CIT People & Organisational Governance at Canberra Institute of Technology about the Woden CIT Closure.

What is the future for Higher Education in the Woden Valley Area?

Southside-campus-HubWith the recent announcement of a new Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus in Tuggeranong this will mean the closure of the Woden CIT campus. Most courses from Woden will be transferred to Tuggeranong in 2016 with the remaining course(s) being relocated out of Woden by 2017.

 The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has sent a letter to Ms Joy Burch asking ‘what is the future of higher education in Woden’. Given its location close to the Canberra Hospital, health related courses should remain or be relocated to a Woden CIT campus.

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WVCC Jun 08 Meeting

June meeting of the Woden Valley Community Council

Andrew Barr MLA, Minister for Education and Training, Planning, Industrial Relations, Tourism, Sport and Recreation, will be attending the June meeting of the Woden Valley Community Council to be held at 7.30pm Wednesday, 4th June at the Hellenic Club.

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