RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE: THE TO-DO LIST FOR WODEN FOR 2040

RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE: THE TO-DO LIST FOR WODEN FOR 2040

The Coronavirus pandemic has briefly pushed pause on our busy cities. Will things go back to the way they were before COVID-19? Not necessarily and maybe they shouldn’t. This might be the opportunity to step back and re-imagine. What do we want our cities, towns and neighbourhoods to look like in the next 20 years.

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Submissions to the SPIRE Inquiry extended to Sunday 23 February 2020

Submissions to the SPIRE Inquiry extended to Sunday 23 February 2020

Please have a look at the issues and consider lodging a submission with your views.  The $500 million Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency (SPIRE) is a much needed acute care facility for Canberra and the surrounding regions. While the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports the construction of the SPIRE on the Canberra Hospital campus, we have serious concerns about the construction of the SPIRE facility on the north east

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Loss of the dedicated bus lane on Adelaide Avenue and diminished safety for cyclists

Loss of the dedicated bus lane on Adelaide Avenue and diminished safety for cyclists

Key points: The removal of 1.3km of dedicated bus lane on Adelaide Avenue will increase public transport travel times from Woden and Tuggeranong as buses merge with peak hour traffic Cyclists will be required to cross fast moving traffic on the arterial road diminishing safety The decision is at odds with ACT Government policy which seeks to increase both rapid bus patronage and active travel and reduce car use and

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Woden multi-purpose sports stadium proposal

Woden multi-purpose sports stadium proposal

Sport and recreation activities have the ability to bring people of all ages together and provide opportunities for inclusion. They can inspire and motivate individuals while also fostering community pride. The demolition of Woden’s basketball stadium and closure of both the Woden CIT and the MPowerdome in Tuggeranong have left a shortage of indoor sports facilities across the south of Canberra. The growing ACT electorate of Murrumbidgee does not have

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“Petition – Reduce N12 and N10 building heights and preserve all existing open green space in Arabanoo Park

"Petition - Reduce N12 and N10 building heights and preserve all existing open green space in Arabanoo Park

Please support members of our community who will be impacted by the overwhelming scale of the N12 (Block 13 Section 81) development on the corner of Easty and Wilbow Streets in Phillip[1] at https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetitions.aspx (petition number 025-18).

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A multi purpose sports facility in the south of Canberra

A multi purpose sports facility in the south of Canberra

The WVCC and sporting groups from across the south of Canberra met to discuss the difficulty in accessing, and the need for a multi purpose sports hall in Woden. The attendees (from left to right) are: Robert Issell (WVCC and futsal), Fiona Carrick (WVCC), Kirsten Cross (gymnastics), Ashley Cross (basketball), Robert Lamaro (futsal), Emma Davidson (roller derby), Michael Nuttall (squash), Hendrik Nielsen (table tennis). Robin Stanton and Lady Nora Preston

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