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Updated – Woden Indoor Stadium to be demolished

Woden basketball Court Web Banner 2Update: 29th April 2016 ‘ACT Planning and Land Authority has approved the demolition of the Woden indoor courts on Irving Street Phillip.’

8 March 2016 WVCC wrote:

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has formerly made an objection to the Development Application 201528749  to demolish the Woden Basketball stadium. This is yet another facility to close in Woden‘s northern precinct that follows on from the lawn bowls, tennis courts and Pitch n Putt. The Woden Basketball courts have been used not just for basketball but also badminton roller derby, has also held markets and been a venue for live bands. Read more …

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 …

Woden Master Plan

Web banner Woden Master planThe Woden Town Centre Master plan was released in November 2015 after a stop start consultation that started in 2012. This was ultimately a review of the 2004 Woden Master Plan and also at the request of the former planning minister Simon Corbell  in relation to the plans for Woden/Section 9 .

In the WVCC submission we made recommendations on several key areas in the draft master plan which includes: Transport, Building heights and Planning context, Public realm, Urban Amenity, Open space, and Sports and Recreation Facilities. 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.

Furzer Street Precinct Information Session – 12 Feb 16

1602FurzerThe Land DevelopmentAgency will conduct an information session on the Furzer Street Precinct on Friday 12 February at Woden Library, drop-in anytime between 1.30 – 2.30pm. Representatives from the Land Development Agency will be available to speak about the project, and answer any questions you may have.

A copy of the lDA flyer advising of the meeting is here …

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