Have Your Say on Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines

Have Your Say on Pre-DA Community Consultation Guidelines

The ACT Government is seeking your views on Pre-development application (DA) community consultation as an opportunity for proponents of significant developments to engage with the community in the early stages of a proposal. Comments close on 21 August 2017. Public information sessions will be held 6-8pm Wednesday 26 Jul at 16 Challis Street, Dickson. Your comments can be made through www.yoursay.act.gov.au

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Expansion of the Woden Cemetery

Expansion of the Woden Cemetery

The Woden Valley Community Council is seeking a commitment from the ACT Government to a long term solution to the burial needs of the community rather than the permanent loss of 3 hectares from Eddison Park. In light of future population growth from densification, a review of the requirements for open green space in Woden should be undertaken prior to the loss of green space for a short term solution

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Bradley St Development Application

Bradley St Development Application

Although the Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports development and investment in the Woden Town Centre, it is worth noting that this development does not align with, or facilitate, investment in the vision of the Woden Town Centre Master Plan. The Government has not identified a sunny ‘comfortable’ site – an entertainment precinct – where the community will want to gather to socialise. The Government may consider the Bradley Street

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Light Rail

Light Rail

For residents to be attracted to public transport, it needs to be fast, reliable and comfortable. The backbone of the network should be as straight and fast as possible. Instead of weaving alignments that try to go everywhere (but take a long time to get anywhere) and meet many purposes, lines should run as straight as possible, with people using connections to move to different parts of the network.

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Canberra risks losing its character altogether: former planning head Tony Powell

Canberra risks losing its character altogether: former planning head Tony Powell

Tony Powell points out that to solve Woden’s problems is extraordinarily difficult to do. To provide the energy needed he recommends that a group (including architects, engineers, town planners, landscape engineers, economists, sociologists) be established to address the problems.

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Expressions of Interest for the Melrose Drive Community Mural

Expressions of Interest for the Melrose Drive Community Mural

The Woden Valley Community Council, in collaboration with the ACT Government and Woden Community Services, is seeking Expressions of Interest for the design and production of a mural on the Melrose Drive wall behind Corinna and Francis Chambers (EOI documentation attached).

Submissions close at midnight on Friday 26 May 2017 and should be submitted to president@wvcc.org.au

Any inquiries related to this opportunity should be directed to Fiona Carrick on 420 533 809 or Lauren Bradley on 0476 805 279.

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