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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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New Traffic Signals for Hindmarsh Drive

The ACT Budget has confirmed that new traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Eggleston Crescent /Hindmarsh Drive, Launceston Street/ Hindmarsh Drive and the Tuggeranong parkway off ramp slip lane /Hindmarsh Drive.

hinbdmarsh_lights$1.52 Million was allocated in the 2016/17 ACT budget for final design and construction

These intersections have had a high vehicle crash history particularly at morning and afternoon peak times. Traffic congestion has also lead to the ACTION bus route 21/22 being reconfigured to avoid lengthy delays crossing Hindmarsh Drive.

These intersections had also been evaluated for Federal Blackspot funding as far back as 2011 with the reports recommending a number of different treatments and options. The AECOM final reports recommendation was traffic signals as the best option.  Click each image to access the report…

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The WVCC May 2016 public meeting presentation is as follows which contains the three draft intersection designs as presented by Neil Pincombe for ACT Roads strategic planning and development.

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 …

Blackspot Funding 2015 /16 Package 2- Install animal fencing, reflectors and upgrade signage

fencingAs part of the annual Federal Road safety Blackspot funding, animal fencing will be installed along the Tuggeranong parkway from Sulwood Drive in Kambah to the Cotter Road overpass at Curtin, Woden.  Of particularly interest to Woden and Weston residents will be the new fencing installed at the Hindmarsh Drive / Tuggeranong parkway overpass.

The Installation of the new fencing, while it will have a visual impact on the green space, it is hoped that it will prevent animals particularly Kangaroos from wandering onto the Tuggeranong parkway and Hindmarsh drive.  The full tender drawings can be viewed here:

Joint Media Statement: Meegan Fitzharris, MLA, Darren Chester, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Senator Zed Seselja Senator for the ACT.

New parking arrangements – Furzer Street Woden

In the week commencing 23 March 2015, Canberra Contractors will establish a site compound (see blue area on map) on the west side of the Section 9 car park closest to Melrose Drive. This will be in preparation for the car park closure in April and planned work to improve the Furzer Street Precinct. Following this, the Section 9 Permit Zone parking spaces (yellow map reference) will become paid parking as of 25 March 2015 until the closure of the car park.

Further advice is to be provided by the ACT Government on the date of closure of that car park. In line with the closure of this car park, the new multi-level Skypark Carpark south of the Woden Tradesman Union Club (red map reference) will be opened to the public and provide more than 940 car parks, including motorcycle and accessible parking spaces. Details about this car park can be found on the developer’s website www.skyparkcarpark.com.au

For more information please visit the Economic Development website at www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au, contact them by phone on 6205 0600 or email EDDCommunity@act.gov.au.

Have your say on 40 km/h precincts in Canberra’s group centres

40kmHave your say on proposed 40km/h zones for Curtin and Mawson group centres. For more information visit  the ACT Government website

 

 

 

 

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. 

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