Presentations

Development Proposal for 41 Curtin Place – With Q&A

A Development Application (DA) has been lodged with the ACT Environment and Planning Directorate. The proposal is to replace the north-western block of shops on the Curtin Square (the chemist, bookshop, milk bar, etc) with a six-storey building, including a double-height retail ground floor and five residential floors (50 apartments), with three levels of car parking underground. The total height above the square is 24 metres.

The community has concerns that a large building will loom over, and overshadow the square, which will change the current pleasant character of the shopping centre. There are also concerns about an increased pressure on car parking around the shops.

In November 2015 the Curtin Group Centre Master Plan was released which outlines a vision, planning principles and strategies to guide growth and development in the centre. It aims to identify what is important about the centre and how to enhance its environmental, social and economic sustainability. The master plan process was informed by input from the community and stakeholders, including traders and lessees in the centre. Read more …

WVCC Budget submission – ACT 2016-17

The ACT budget 2016 – 17 consultation closed on the 14th October after a short four week consultation. The WVCC made a submission to the consultation and listed five key priorities based on current works, consultant reports and ageing infrastructure. These include:

Funding for a new Woden Community/Arts Centre. The Woden community centre report identified the possible reuse of existing empty buildings with Callam Offices a strong contender, though refurbishment costs are high. Read more …

Presentation by Vaughan Cox local resident and a Mr Fluffy owner – Dec 14 Meeting

This presentation outlined the problems associated with the approximately 1021 affected houses in the ACT, touched on issues such as market values of houses for owners voluntarily “opting in” to accept ACT Government offers, independent valuations, costs such as relocation, stamp duties, block clearances, legal fees and the apparent closure of buyback offers by 30 June, 2015

Presentation by the John James Foundation for the Leukaemia foundation on a proposed respite care facility in Garran – Dec 14 Meeting

The proposed site in Garran was selected as being close to the hospital; thorough site assessment (including traffic noise, parking facilities, flood mitigation) and other environmental issues (such as walking trails and existing flora and fauna) were canvassed.

Presentation by the Goodwin Group on the proposed Farrer redevelopment – Dec 14 Meeting

Established in 1954 and one of Canberra’s largest, the Goodwin Farrer Aged Care is showing its age and requires an upgrade. The proposed improvements include: Independent Living Units, currently numbering some 73, will be increased to around 150-160; Age Care Units, (63 to about 120) all supplemented with  four and five storey apartment buildings.

Temporary Closure – WODEN Bus Interchange Entrance

Between 5.00 am to 7.00 pm on Sunday 23 and Sunday 30 November 2014 WODEN Bus Interchange Entrance will be closed at Bradley Street for  the Demolition of the overhead footbridge connecting Woden Plaza and the Hidden Gardens. Some ACTION services will terminate and depart at different platforms. Contact ACTION for changes. 

Observations from Italy

Deputy Chair of WVCC, Mike Reddy, is currently touring through Italy and has sent up some observations relevant to WVCC. WVCC regularly discusses transport, urban planning, solar access and energy and community amenity. Mike’s travel diary touches on these issues.
Part one: Rome
Part two: Florence to Lipari
Part three: Syracusa to Naples
Part four – Naples – Rome – Athens – Cruise
Part five- London
Part six – London – Hong Kong – Sydney

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