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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 …

Expanded Paid Parking Plan for the Phillip Service Trades Area

With the announcement of the 2015/16 Budget in June last year one of the proposals was to expand pay parking throughout the Phillip Business District.

Urban Renewal Program – Phillip trade service area parking management
The Government will introduce pay parking in the Phillip trade service area to better manage parking demand. This initiative will provide for new parking machines and signage, which will come into effect from July 2016.    Capital expenditure $419 000 – ACT Budget 2015/16

Parking machines have been in the Phillip Trades’ service area along Botany Street, Melrose Drive, Altree court and the Hindmarsh Drive slip lane for several years. The ACT Government proposes to extend parking machines throughout the area with a mix of short term and all day parking areas.
Paid Parking Plan

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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 …

What is the future for Higher Education in the Woden Valley Area?

Southside-campus-HubWith the recent announcement of a new Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus in Tuggeranong this will mean the closure of the Woden CIT campus. Most courses from Woden will be transferred to Tuggeranong in 2016 with the remaining course(s) being relocated out of Woden by 2017.

 The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has sent a letter to Ms Joy Burch asking ‘what is the future of higher education in Woden’. Given its location close to the Canberra Hospital, health related courses should remain or be relocated to a Woden CIT campus.

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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 …

Decision Re: DA 201323970 Block 8 Section 6 WODEN BUS INTERCHANGE ESD

The Woden Valley Community Council made a submission regarding the development application on a proposal for the Woden Bus Interchange. The delegate has now made a decision on that development application. Details of the submission and decision can be read here.

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WVCC objects to height and impacts of proposed Tradies Club development

WVCC has joined with local residents to point out a number of issues with the Tradies DA.

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