Woden Town Centre

Woden’s wasteland: community push to end urban decay

Woden Valley Community Council president Fiona Carrick said after seven years of vacancy something needed to be done about the two buildings. Photo: Jay Cronan

The Alexander and Albemarle buildings have sat vacant for seven years awaiting demolition and the Woden community is sick of living with the decaying derelict sites.

Shattered glass windows, boarded up doors and sprawling graffiti juxtapose the sleek and polished exteriors of the plaza and fresher-faced buildings in the town centre. Read more …

Borrowdale House Carpark

barrow1The WVCC in its submission has called for the Development Application to build a five story carpark on the Borrowdale House site next to Woden square, not to be approved under the current plans and has suggested that underground car parking be considered for the site. 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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Furzer Street Precinct Information Session – 12 Feb 16

1602FurzerThe Land DevelopmentAgency will conduct an information session on the Furzer Street Precinct on Friday 12 February at Woden Library, drop-in anytime between 1.30 – 2.30pm. Representatives from the Land Development Agency will be available to speak about the project, and answer any questions you may have.

A copy of the lDA flyer advising of the meeting is here …

WVCC Woden master plan submission

woden_master2The 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.

Click to read the WVCC Woden master plan submission …

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.

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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