The Woden Valley Community Council believes the Draft Mawson master plan needs to incorporate more of the community’s views and values than is currently the case. More focus on the public realm is required and less focus on increasing building heights. Mawson was planned as a place for shopping, meeting and services for residents in the southern part of Woden Valley, and should continue to serve this purpose. These functions are clearly endorsed in the 2008 Precinct Plan.
The Woden Valley Community council has made several recommendations to the Draft Woden master plan which focuses on several key areas which includes: Transport, Building heights and Planning context, Public realm, Urban Amenity, Open space, and Sports and Recreation Facilities . The recommendations here are to compliment and provide alternative solutions that can be incorporated into the master plan.
Woden Valley Council Council (WVCC) has list four key priorities in its Budget 2015 -16 submission.
- The design and construction of a Woden valley community centre: WVCC understands that designs and potential sites have already been identified. Further consultation with Woden community is required.
- Funding for the construction of Wetlands on Yarralumla creek: Yarralumla creek has been identified as a priority area for the ACT Basin priority project, WVCC welcomes the allocation of funding through this program.
- An Enclosed aquatic facility for Woden: The state of Phillip pool and the move by the ACT Government for higher density in the town centre ,makes an enclosed pool for Woden highly desirable. This has been backed by two major consultant reports
- Upgrade of the Woden Bus interchange and associated transport infrastructure: With the Westfield Mall extension in doubt, the ACT Government needs to continue the upgrade and redesign of the Interchange without Westfield. Also continue the upgrade at Woden bus depot and bus lane priority measures along Athllon Drive and Yarra Glen/ Adelaide Avenue.
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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The WVCC lodged a submission on this development application – click to view …
Original Proposal: MULTI DWELLING-323 UNITS DEVELOPMENT. Proposed construction of 323 dwellings contained in three towers (two 12 storeys in height and one 9 storeys in height) with residential amenities including gym, swimming pool and communal landscaped areas, with two basement levels, on site landcaping and off site works, and the relocation of an existing easement. Period for representations closes: 13/05/2014
WVCC supports the enlargement of the Assembly, but urges that priority be given to ensuring that electorate boundaries coincide with Canberra’s ‘towns’.