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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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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Submission on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan for Woden

Submission on Draft Variation to the Territory Plan for Woden

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) supports residential development and the associated community facilities and open spaces required to support a growing population.  Unfortunately the draft variation to the Territory Plan for Woden provides for high rise buildings but does not meet the community’s needs for community facilities.

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