ACT Government backdown on Yarralumla and Deakin infill development

Canberra Times 29 September 2015

In a huge win for the community, the ACT government has backed down on the Yarralumla and Deakin infill proposal. The Yarralumla Residents Association in particular has worked tirelessly to achieve this. Read the Canberra Times article here. Further information is available at the Yarralumla Residents Association.

Inner South public housing redevelopment

The ISCCC has made a submission to the ACT Government on the proposed redevelopment of current public housing: Gowrie Court, Narrabundah; Stuart Flats, Griffith and Red Hill Flats. While supporting redevelopment, the ISCCC would like to see a number of improvements, including a reduction in the size of the development, review of the proposed RZ5 zoning, commitment to a more specific policy on public housing in the inner south, and a number of other general and site specific comments. More…

Telopea Park school tennis courts dispute resolved

On  11 August 2015 Liberal opposition MLA Steve Doszpot moved a motion requiring the ACT government provide further information about the MOCCA and Telopea Park school tennis court sites, and to commit to better consultation. More…

On 12 August 2015 Minister Shane Rattenbury joined the Liberal opposition to defeat the government over the Telopea Park / Manuka Occasional Child Care Centre land swap dispute. More…

On 12 August 2015, the Chief Minister Barr conceded defeat. More…

Fluffy dual occupancy changes set for green light

Canberra Times July 2015

Planning changes allowing dual occupancy on Fluffy blocks look set to go ahead despite some vehement opposition, after the planning directorate recommended the green light.

The change will allow dual occupancy on the properties where Fluffy homes are being demolished for all blocks bigger than 700 square metres. Currently, dual occupancy is only allowed on 800 square metre blocks. The change will also allow the Fluffy blocks to be unit-titled and sold as two separate properties, whereas dual occupancy rules elsewhere don’t allow the subdivision. More…