Phillip Precinct Code – Overview

Phillip Precinct Code - Overview

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports residential development in the Woden Town Centre and welcomes the release of the Code to provide certainty to the market. The Code, however, does not implement the vision or the principles of the Plan, with a focus on residential development and little attention to liveability, connectivity and community facilities which will be increasingly inadequate as the community grows over the next 10 to

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ACT Population Projections 2017 to 2020

ACT Population Projections 2017 to 2020

ACT’s demographic structure by suburb has changed considerably over time as a result of the ACT Government’s land release program and the introduction of new suburbs in the Territory. Weston Creek’s population is projected to decline by 7 per cent; Tuggeranong’s population to decline by 3 per cent and no population growth is expected in Woden. On the other hand, Cotter-Namadgi’s population is projected to grow by 139 per cent;

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Draft variation to the Territory Plan for the Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports development in Woden and welcomes the certainty that the updated Precinct Codes bring to developers and the community. We are currently reviewing the documents and will let you know if there are any matters that should be brought to the community’s attention. Building heights – in the CZ1 Core, the Code provides for 24 storeys (+4 where the building height hierarchy is maintained and development

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Concession travel in NSW for ACT Seniors

We have just been informed that Transport Canberra has partnered with Transport NSW which means that ACT Seniors My Way card holders are entitled to concession travel in NSW using NSW Gold Opal Card. Therefore Seniors with an early ACT Seniors Card (i.e. one that has 6 numbers as opposed to 9 on the current cards) will need to apply for a card replacement in order to apply for an NSW Gold Opal Card.

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Development Proposal for 41 Curtin Place – With Q&A

A Development Application (DA) has been lodged with the ACT Environment and Planning Directorate. The proposal is to replace the north-western block of shops on the Curtin Square (the chemist, bookshop, milk bar, etc) with a six-storey building, including a double-height retail ground floor and five residential floors (50 apartments), with three levels of car parking underground. The total height above the square is 24 metres. The community has concerns

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Le Couteur calls for the finalisation of the Master Plan before Curtin development

Today Ms Le Couteur has reiterated the Greens’ calls for the 2015 draft Curtin Master Plan to be finalised, before any new developments are approved. “The whole point of developing master plans in consultation with the community is to ensure that the voices of residents, businesses and Canberrans who work and live in the area are heard in future decisions.

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