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Green Bins Update

Minister Fitharris update on the ACT Labor Government’s commitment to make Green Bins for garden organic green waste available for all Canberra households.

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Gang attacks Chinese students in race-hate bashings at Woden Interchange

Gang attacks Chinese students in race-hate bashings at Woden Interchange

This is shocking! This type of racism and violence is not appropriate.  How do we get residents to engage with the issues Woden faces? Please consider attending our public meetings, the next one is on Wednesday 1 November. Please provide your views on these articles. Please provide the WVCC with your email so you can be included on our email list. Please let other Woden residents know of our agenda

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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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NRMA says cars should take priority in Kings and Commonwealth Avenue plans

NRMA says cars should take priority in Kings and Commonwealth Avenue plans

The WVCC shares the concerns of the WCCC and the Inner South Community Council about traffic congestion on the main arterial road, from Woden to Civic. The NCA has propsed that a lane is removed from both directions of Commonwealth Avenue bridge.

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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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