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 …

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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Woden CIT to close! What is the Future of Higher education in #Woden.

WodenCITAs part of the Campus modernisation program (cink for CIT PDF Attached) at the Canberra institute of technology (CIT) and the recent announcement of a new Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus in Tuggeranong, this will mean the closure of the Woden CIT campus. CIT Courses at Woden will be transferred to other CIT campuses in Belconnen, Reid (Civic) and Tuggeranong in semesters 1 & 2 from 2016 with the remaining course(s) being relocated out of Woden by 2017.

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) believes that a health related CIT facility should remain in Woden and had sent a letter to the former Education Minister Ms Joy Burch ( clink for letter to Joy Burch) asking ‘what is the future of higher education in Woden’.

On the 3rd November 2015 ABC’s 666 radio Breakfast presenter Phil Clark interviewed Martin Miller Woden Valley Community Council President and Dr Nicole Stenlake, Executive Director, CIT People & Organisational Governance at Canberra Institute of Technology about the Woden CIT Closure.

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 …

Borrowdale House Redevelopment Threatens Woden Town Square

Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has expressed its deep concern at the ACT Government’s recent decision to approve the construction of three new residential and commercial towers (24, 20 and 14 storeys respectively) on the site of Borrowdale House on the western side of Woden Town Square.
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Residential Towers in Woden Green

Part of WVCC function is to provide information to Woden residents on initiatives in Woden which will impact on them and to act as a conduit in providing the views of residents to the ACT Government. WVCC, therefore, needs to know your views on the proposed tower developments in Woden Green. We hope that you will be able to assist us by answering this short questionnaire. We also seek your help in drawing the questionnaire to the notice of others who you think may wish to comment.


Names and email addresses of respondents will be kept confidential.

If you have any queries about this survey, please contact the Secretary on 0420529747 or by email: info@wvcc.org.au

Survey – Residential Towers in Woden Green

Updated 24 May 2011 – Survey Results are available here »…

Woden Valley Community Council – February 2010 Meeting

7.30 pm Wednesday 2 February – Aegean Room, Hellenic Club

Mandir Ashram Pty Ltd has submitted a new development application to increase the capacity of teh proposed residential aged care facility in Farrer from 60 beds to 106 beds. A representative from Capital Architecture will give a presentation on the new plans for the extended residential aged care facility at the next meeting of the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC).


David Quinlan, manager of road safety in Transport Planning in the ACT Department of Territory and Municipal Services, will update the council on the Transport Planning’s Safety Strategy. Rifaat Shoukrallah, senior manager of traffic management and safety at Roads ACT will brief the meeting on the trial of 40 km/h speed zones that will commence in early 2011 in the Woden Town Centre.

Woden residents are invited to attend the meeting to be informed on these issues, express their views and voice any concerns that they may have.

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