The Chief Minister has responded on 26 June 2015 to the Combined Community Councils’ letter of 25 November 2014 that suggested improvements to the management of concessional lease. The response indicates that a review of the policy for the release of land to community organisations and direct sales is well underway, that further consultation will occur and that some issues raised by the CCC are being considered. More…
The ISCCC is holding a public forum on 9 July at 7 pm at eastlake Football Club, Griffith, on the ‘Mr Fluffy’ Sites. This will be an update report, including affected sites, from the ACT Government, and an opportunity to ask questions. All are welcome. More…
Inner South residents are urging the ACT government to assess several alternative sites for a childcare facility currently slated to be built on the sports fields of Telopea Park School. Inner South Combined Community Council president Gary Kent said it was important an alternative solution was found soon as the lingering issue was aggravating the community. “The matter wasn’t handled well from the beginning,” he said. Continue reading →
Canberra Urban and Regional Futures is holding a very topical 90 minutes seminar on ‘Rebooting Town Centres’. The seminar is scheduled for 5.30 pm on 22 June 2015 at Canberra University. The guest speaker is Malcolm Snow, CEO of the National Capital Authority.
When: 5.30pm to 7.00pm Monday, 22 June 2015
Where: Ann Harding Conference Centre, Building 24, University of Canberra
Resting in the shadow of Parliament House, Deakin, one of Canberra’s oldest and most affluent suburbs, is quietly undergoing a transformation.
The introduction of the RZ2 scheme to the suburb in February last year allowed for the development of more low-rise units and townhouses close to the Deakin Court shopping precinct, as long as they are in keeping with the suburban character.
Deakin residents concerned that the suburb will be flooded with multi-unit developments have failed to stop an application they say could set a worrying precedent.
The plan for the development of seven two-storey three-bedroom units in Deakin has been approved despite concerns from local residents about privacy breaches and a negative impact on traffic and parking in the area. More…