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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Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 4 July – Changes to the bus network and light rail

Next meeting of the WVCC—Wednesday, 4 July - Changes to the bus network and light rail

The Woden Valley Community Council’s (WVCC) next public meeting will be held at 7pm on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at the Southern Cross Club. The ACT Government will discuss the new rapid bus network and update us on light rail.

The new timetable for the bus network, to be implemented early 2019, will provide services later in the evening and more regularly on the weekends. However, during the morning peak there will be fewer services from Woden to the City, where buses from the south will terminate, and services from the suburbs in Weston Creek and Tuggeranong will no longer go to Woden.

  • There will also be an update about light rail.
  • Woden is changing, particularly from densification.
  • Hindmarsh will discuss their new proposal to develop the block behind the police station with 2 x 27 and 2 x 10 stories.

While the Government prefers to develop Canberra on the concept of the 30 minute city, rather than the National Capital Plan’s relatively self-contained town centres, the WVCC requests that facilities are provided in Woden to attract people to the town centre and create a place where people want to be.

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