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Have Your Say on Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines

Have Your Say on Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines

The ACT Government is seeking your views on Pre-development application (DA) community consultation as an opportunity for proponents of significant developments to engage with the community in the early stages of a proposal. Comments close on 21 August 2017. Public information sessions will be held 6-8pm Wednesday 26 Jul at 16 Challis Street, Dickson. Your comments can be made through www.yoursay.act.gov.au

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Woden Roundtable

Woden Roundtable

The Woden Roundtable was held on 25 May 2017. The Woden Valley Community Council raised the need for community facilities for the growing population including a community centre, a CIT, a multi purpose sports hall, a decent pool, bike paths and open green spaces in the Town Centre.

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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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