Next Meeting – 6 Feb Residential towers and the heat island effect

Next Meeting - 6 Feb Residential towers and the heat island effect

The Woden Valley Community Council’s first public meeting for 2019 will be held on Wednesday 6 February. The residential towers are being designed, the sites are being prepared and construction is happening. In our commercial zones (CZ1 and CZ2) we now have 19 residential towers earmarked with many more to come. We will have a lot of pavement and not so much green space in these areas so what will that mean for the ‘heat island effect’?

The Environment Directorate will explain the citizen scientist research project being undertaken by the RMIT on 9 February 2019 at the Woden Town Centre. The project involves members of the community performing outdoor measurements (temperature, humidity, wind speed etc). The data gathered will contribute to an evidence base required to understand, mitigate and adapt to extreme heat and for policy makers to plan the urban built environment and open spaces.  It will be interesting to see what the data tells us about Woden.

We will receive an update on the proposed 25 storey towers (N12) on Easty Street. There is currently a petition on the Legislative Assembly web site which draws to the attention of the Assembly that the Phillip Precinct Code permits developments of inappropriate scale on the N12 site. If you are interested in signing the petition please go to https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetitions.aspx

On a more positive note, City Services will provide an update on the nature play project in Eddison Park,  planning for playspaces in Torrens and the delivery of playspaces in Farrer. They will also present the designs for the new bus depot in Phillip which will provide jobs and support small business.

For further information on Woden issues go to wvcc.org.au and follow the WVCC on Facebook and Instagram.

PS – for all the scooter riders out there – the ACT and Regions Scooter Titles will be held on 16 February 2019 at the Woden Skate Park. Register athttps://revolutionise.com.au/asa/

Community email for February meeting

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Next meeting of the WVCC— Wednesday, 5 December

Next meeting of the WVCC— Wednesday, 5 December

You are invited to the WVCC public Christmas meeting for 2018. Please join us at 6.30pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at the Southern Cross Club for some snacks prior to the 7pm meeting. Officials from Transport Canberra and City Services will attend the meeting to provide us with an update on public transport, including the bus network and light rail stage 2. We will also hear about the progress

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Panel discussion – Connecting Communities and Civic Pride— Wednesday, 7 November

Panel discussion - Connecting Communities and Civic Pride— Wednesday, 7 November

You are invited to the WVCC public meeting at 7pm on 7 November 2018 at the Southern Cross Club.

This month we will host a panel discussion with Mr Chris Steel MLA, Minister for Community Services and Facilities, Ms Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, Minister for Urban Renewal and Sergeant Karen Drake, Officer in Charge Woden Police Station. This is a fantastic opportunity to ask your questions about the vision for the future of Woden.

Mr Ian Mackay, CEO Southern Cross Club, will let us know about the ideas for the development of the pitch n putt site and Knight Frank will present the amendment to Geocon’s WOVA development application.

This meeting will start with the AGM which will highlight the achievements of the Council over the 2017-18 year, including the retention of three hectares of Eddison Park (instead of the expansion of the cemetery), the Melrose Drive mural of community members that have made significant contributions to Woden, the relocation of the 24 storey WOVA building to reduce the impact on the Bellerive Retirement Village and the inaugural scooter competition.

We have advocated strongly for our public spaces, including the Woden Town Square, and the Woden Experiment will install street furniture and green areas in this space. Woden is changing and it is a great time to join the committee. We are looking for community members to work with us to organise events to bring activity to our centre.

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AGENDA & DETAILS – Next meeting of the WVCC— Wednesday, 3 October

AGENDA & DETAILS - Next meeting of the WVCC— Wednesday, 3 October

You are invited to the WVCC public meeting at 7pm on 3 October 2018 at the Southern Cross Club. We will receive an update on the Better Suburbs Statement and the Play Spaces Forum. The Forum will determine a framework to help guide current and future play space funding decisions and allocate up to $1.9 million to play spaces from the 2018-19 budget. The WVCC thanks the ACT Government for

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Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 5 September

Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 5 September

You are invited to the WVCC public meeting on 5 September 2018 at 7pm to discuss public spaces in Woden.

Note change of venue to the Woden Library.

Theme – Public Spaces; Minister Gentleman – Vision for Woden, approval of V344 and next steps; Mr Ben Ponton – will answer questions about planning; City Services; Library, Woden Experiment and Street art project for over 55s; Canberra Town Planning and Hindmarsh; Hindmarsh marker buildings update; Precinct Plan update – Ms Nichelle Jackson; WOVA development – Ms Fiona Carrick

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Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 1 August – Woden’s renewal panel discussion

Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 1 August - Woden’s renewal panel discussion

You are invited to the WVCC public meeting on 1 August to discuss the renewal of Woden.  The ACT Government will start the conversation with a few presentations, followed by a panel discussion with the attendees of the meeting. Come along and be part of the renewal of Woden.

The presentations will include an update on the new bus depot, construction of new bike paths, opportunities to renew the bus interchange and the Woden Experiment which will consider ideas to construct a 6 month street furniture installation in the Town Square. We will then discuss the opportunities so your ideas are welcome.

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