Territory Plan Draft Variation 346 – Residential Solar Access Provisions

2016-04-27_15-28-26Reasonable access to sunlight is important to residents for both residential amenity (including quality of life) and energy efficiency (particularly in minimising heating costs in the cooler months). Heating costs form a large proportion of overall energy costs in Canberra which has a colder winter than other mainland capitals.

WVCC has made a submission on the proposed variation to the draft Territory Plan 346 – Read more …

Blackspot Funding 2015 /16 Package 2- Install animal fencing, reflectors and upgrade signage

fencingAs part of the annual Federal Road safety Blackspot funding, animal fencing will be installed along the Tuggeranong parkway from Sulwood Drive in Kambah to the Cotter Road overpass at Curtin, Woden.  Of particularly interest to Woden and Weston residents will be the new fencing installed at the Hindmarsh Drive / Tuggeranong parkway overpass.

The Installation of the new fencing, while it will have a visual impact on the green space, it is hoped that it will prevent animals particularly Kangaroos from wandering onto the Tuggeranong parkway and Hindmarsh drive.  The full tender drawings can be viewed here:

Joint Media Statement: Meegan Fitzharris, MLA, Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Senator Zed Seselja Senator for the ACT.

Community Path Upgrades Woden

Community path upgrade bannerAs part of the ongoing maintenance and upgrades of the shared path network in Canberra, Transport (formerly Territory) and Municipal services have identified areas in Woden for shared path improvements. This was announced as part of a $1.45 million upgrade package for suburbs across Canberra which include Manuka, Turner, Lyons, Phillip, Kambah, Belconnen, Lyneham, Fyshwick, Downer, Barton, Kingston, Chapman, Pialligo, Calwell, Waramanga, Hackett, Mawson and Acton. Read more …

Yarralumla Creek Catchment.

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The ACT Basin Priority Project will be hosting community events at each of the six priority catchment areas including Yarralumla Creek in Woden. Community members will have the opportunity to explore and discuss options for future infrastructure development in each of the catchment areas. They will also provide an opportunity to meet the project team and discuss and capture any additional ideas and feedback. For more information on the Yarralumla creek catchment and options please go to  the website – click here.

There will be a drop in session on Wednesday 29 July between  2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm  at Hughes Community Centre for the Yarralumla Creek options. You can also provide your comments online at  and also at

Black Spot Program for 2013/2014

The Black Spot Program for the 2013/2014 financial year includes:

  • Melrose Drive/Corinna Street: Reduction of speed limit from 70 km/h to 60 km/h between Hindmarsh Drive and Yarra Glen and minor intersection improvements, including upgrade of light columns to non frangible type.  Click for details …
  • Yamba Drive/Julia Flynn Avenue (north): Channelisation in the median and new kerbing. Click for details …
  • Carruthers East – Yarra Glen north ramp/Carruthers/Yarra Glen north – Caruthers west ramp: Traffic signal improvements and barrier improvements. Click for details …

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

Mawson Stormwater Project Consultation Report released

The Mawson Stormwater Project report has been published. The report includes WVCC’s submission and details of feedback forms submitted. It concludes that: Based on public support the project should proceed; and, the community welcomes the idea of further wetlands and flood management in the area.

The report is available here » …

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