Woden Town Centre

Revitalising Woden Town Centre

Revitalising Woden Town Centre

Do you want the Woden Town Centre to thrive so we can go there for social and recreational activity? We want densification,but we want densification done well. We need an imaginative plan to bring the Town Centre’s amenity to a point where people want to be there. We have lost the CIT, the basketball stadium and we are at risk of losing the pool and the ice skating rink. We

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Inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 344 – Woden Town Centre (DV344).

Inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 344 - Woden Town Centre (DV344).

In December 2017 the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal released its Report into the Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 344 – Woden Town Centre. The report provided 31 recommendations covering a wide range of issues

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Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 344 – Woden Town Centre (DV344)

Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No 344 - Woden Town Centre (DV344)

In July 2017 the ACT Government released DV344 and referred it to the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal for Inquiry.

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New data shows 720 public service jobs lost from Woden since 2011

New data shows 720 public service jobs lost from Woden since 2011

The loss of public service jobs in Woden is very disappointing.  Woden is Canberra’s first town centre, a social and economic hub.  What does it need to make it active, particularly past 5pm? The original plans for Woden provided for the east west link to be the central community area. Do you think co-locating activity in a central area would help? What sort of social facilities should be co-located to

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Keep farmers market option open for Woden Town Centre, developers tell inquiry

Keep farmers market option open for Woden Town Centre, developers tell inquiry

On 10 October, the WVCC appeared in front of the Legislative Assembly committee on Woden’s precinct code to advocate for social and cultural amenity in Woden, including consideration of the impact of residential towers on the surrounding public realm.

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Community groups question ‘political will’ for south Canberra cemetery

Community groups question 'political will' for south Canberra cemetery

On 11 October, the WVCC appeared in front of the Legislative Assembly committee on the Management of ACT Cemeteries to advocate for an ACT Government commitment to a new cemetery in the south of Canberra, instead of expansion of the Woden Cemetery into 3 hectares of Eddison Park.

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Revamping Woden

Revamping Woden

Today Geocon announced the construction of 4 residential buildings (one 24 storeys) on the Tradies Club site in Woden. Although the WVCC supports development in the Woden Town Centre, we will seek to ensure great outcomes and the social and economic benefits residents of Woden deserve. We will ask for information, inter alia, on overshadowing, privacy of balconies, car parking, traffic impacts and the capacity of the local schools to cater for the growing population. The development will be discussed at our next public meeting on Wednesday, 1 November 2017, at 7pm at the Southern Cross Club. We will ask Geocon if they can attend to respond to questions from the community.

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