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Report on the pedestrian and cycle review

The Pedestrian and Cycle Review of commuter priority network links in the ACT is now available. A priority list of projects across the ACT has been compiled. Amongst the projects from the Woden area that received high priority was a proposal to improve access in Bradley St for the vision and mobility impaired as well as improving the pedestrian links between Hughes and Woden.

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WVCC Objection to the Proposed Redistribution of the ACT Electoral Boundaries

The Woden Valley Community Council registers its strong objection to the Redistribution Committees proposed redistribution of the ACT electoral boundaries. The bifurcation of Woden, with the town split across the electorate of Molonglo and Brindabella has been a long-standing concern of the Council.
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Results – Woden High-Rise Residential Tower Survey

The WVCC conducted a survey between 5 February and 25 March 2011 To determine the views of Woden residents to the proposal proposal to construct a 35 storey residential tower and possibly four neighbouring towers of around 20 storeys on the Woden Green site.
The survey results have been collated and are available here »…

Aalto Residential Apartments

Irving Street Street viewCatherine Townsend from Townsend and Associates Architects presented concept proposals for the Aalto residential apartments to be constructed on the former YMCA site (now a childcare centre, tennis courts and Balloons Aloft) in Irving Street, Phillip at the WVCC meeting on 4 May 2011.

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Woden Voice – April 2011

Read the latest Woden Voice, a community newsletter published by Woden Community Service Inc. and the Woden Valley Community Council Inc. with a distribution of 19,000.


Edition 15 – Autumn 2011 [pdf 800 KB]

Hot Topics…

  • Easter Fun and Frolicking;
  • GROW;
  • Lyons Shops Upgrade;
  • Barnados: kids in focus;
  • Street soccer; and
  • Community Diary & Notices

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.


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)

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