The WVCC has a number of concerns about the Hellenic Club’s development application for the construction of a three-storey car park in Matilda Street, Phillip.
Chair of Woden Valley Community Council, Dr Jenny Stewart, argued strongly for a new approach to planning in the ACT when she gave evidence to the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Planning Committee recently. The occasion was the Committee’s inquiry into Draft Variation 306 to the Territory Plan. You can read the transcript of Jenny’s comments at pages 157-162 of the Committee Hansard, at http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/2009/comms/planning39.pdf
The Standing Committee on Planning, Public Works and Territory and Municipal Services invites submissions to its inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No.306: Residential and Subdivision Policy Review. The recommended final variation is accessible via the ACTPLA website[teaserbreak]
The Committee has already received copies of all submissions provided to the ACT Planning and Land Authority and will take these into account during the inquiry. Submissions to ACTPLA therefore need not be re-submitted to the Committee.
Written submissions should be lodged by 1 June 2012, however extensions may be granted. Submissions should include your full name, postal address (even if you are emailing the submission) and telephone number. Electronic lodgement is preferred. Please indicate in your submission if you are also interested in appearing as a witness at a public hearing of the Committee.
The WVCC submitted the following proposals for funding from the ACT Government’s Budget 2012-13.
You can read the WVCC’s budget submission here » …
Transport for Canberra (http://www.transport.act.gov.au/) is considering adding three bus stops along Adelaide Avenue/Yarra Glen. WVCC has concerns about the increased trip times on the Blue Rapid service – a solution may be to split it into an Express (like the former Intertown 333 service) and a Semi-Fast service making more stops. Increases on service on Route 2 through Curtin would improve the viability of the new stops. A new stop at Parliament House would also be of benefit.