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Expansion of the Woden Cemetery

Expansion of the Woden Cemetery

The Woden Valley Community Council is seeking a commitment from the ACT Government to a long term solution to the burial needs of the community rather than the permanent loss of 3 hectares from Eddison Park. In light of future population growth from densification, a review of the requirements for open green space in Woden should be undertaken prior to the loss of green space for a short term solution

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Bradley St Development Application

Bradley St Development Application

Although the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports development and investment in the Woden Town Centre, it is worth noting that this development does not align with, or facilitate, investment in the vision of the Woden Town Centre Master Plan. The Government has not identified a sunny ‘comfortable’ site – an entertainment precinct – where the community will want to gather to socialise. The Government may consider the Bradley Street

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Light Rail

Light Rail

For residents to be attracted to public transport, it needs to be fast, reliable and comfortable. The backbone of the network should be as straight and fast as possible. Instead of weaving alignments that try to go everywhere (but take a long time to get anywhere) and meet many purposes, lines should run as straight as possible, with people using connections to move to different parts of the network.

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15 Bowes St Development Application

15 Bowes St Development Application

Although the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports development and investment in Woden we do not support this residential development for a number of reasons, including overshadowing of the east west pedestrian spine and the lack of compliance with the Woden Town Centre Master Plan and the draft variation to the Territory Plan for the Woden Town Centre.

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Canberra risks losing its character altogether: former planning head Tony Powell

Canberra risks losing its character altogether: former planning head Tony Powell

Tony Powell points out that to solve Woden’s problems is extraordinarily difficult to do. To provide the energy needed he recommends that a group (including architects, engineers, town planners, landscape engineers, economists, sociologists) be established to address the problems.

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Expressions of Interest for the Melrose Drive Community Mural

Expressions of Interest for the Melrose Drive Community Mural

The Woden Valley Community Council, in collaboration with the ACT Government and Woden Community Services, is seeking Expressions of Interest for the design and production of a mural on the Melrose Drive wall behind Corinna and Francis Chambers (EOI documentation attached).

Submissions close at midnight on Friday 26 May 2017 and should be submitted to president@wvcc.org.au

Any inquiries related to this opportunity should be directed to Fiona Carrick on 420 533 809 or Lauren Bradley on 0476 805 279.

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Presentation Draft Territory Plan Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre

Presentation Draft Territory Plan Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre

Presentation to the Woden Valley Community Council on Draft Territory Plan Variation No 344 Woden Town Centre and No 345 Mawson Group Centre

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