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WVCC 2017-18 Budget Submission

The Chief Minister states, in the Act Government’s document Canberra: A statement of ambition, that cities don’t succeed by accident or by leaving things to chance – they require design, good governance and great collaboration.

The WVCC looks forward to shaping our future, in collaboration with the ACT Government, to achieve the policy outcomes of economic diversification and urban renewal to make Woden a better place to live, work and socialise.

These policy outcomes will ensure that the Woden Valley is a vibrant community that is inclusive, welcoming, and open to diverse talents and determined to help everyone reach their fullest potential.

In order to attract families to our community, Woden requires additional jobs, education opportunities, sporting and cultural facilities with bars, cafes and restaurants that are close to where people want to live.

The policy outcomes that the WVCC seeks are:

  1. A vibrant community with sustainable amenity;
  2. Available housing choices, including affordable housing;
  3. Increased job opportunities;
  4. Improved access to higher education; and
  5. Better health outcomes – improved access to sporting facilities and active living amenity.

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ACT Budget for Woden

budget1On Tuesday the 7th of June the ACT Government released its 2016/17 Budget.  The Government is forecasting a Headline Net Operating deficit of $94.3 million in 2016-17, a deficit of $35 million in 2017-18, and a return to balance in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Health: The Budget will invest $99.5 Million Dollars into the upgrade and maintenance of the Canberra and Calvary Hospitals and other health facilities with an additional 54 new health staff and 21 new treatment spaces at the Canberra hospital emergency department and the expansion of trauma and neonatal care services.

Education: The Budget dedicates $41.5 million to improve facilities and administration for schools across the ACT. An additional $24.7 million to further improve the standard of education being provided to all of our students in schools across Canberra. Read more …

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 …

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 …

Plans to redevelop Strathgordon Court, Lyons

The Community Services Directorate gave a presentation to WVCC on its plans to redevelop Strathgordon Court in Lyons. http://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/hcs/act-omnibus-draft-territory-plan-community-consultation .
In its submission on these plans, WVCC has urged higher quality design and a commitment to continued public housing on the site.

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WVCC submission on proposed five X five-member electorates for ACT

WVCC supports the enlargement of the Assembly, but urges that priority be given to ensuring that electorate boundaries coincide with Canberra’s ‘towns’.

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WVCC Meeting 2 April – Presentation Lydia Frommer

Architect/Town Planner and Lyons resident Lydia Frommer presentation on ‘how to think about high rise building in Canberra


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