Category: Issues

The ISCCC takes on matters on behalf of its Member Groups that impact on the inner south Canberra area.

Report of the ISCCC AGM on 13 Nov 2018

Presentations by ACT Government officials on a waste to energy policy (attached), and an update on the new bus network, attracted a range of questions from the audience.. There was support for source separation of waste streams such as Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO), and for composting and anaerobic digestion approaches.. No support was expressed for incineration.. There Click for full article

ISCCC expresses concern to ACT Legislative Assembly Inquiry about building quality

The ISCCC has declared that while some limited progress has been made recently to address building quality, for example the increased verification of skills and qualifications of builders, there remains much to be done. Any suggestion that the task has been substantially addressed is unrealistically optimistic or just political “spin”.

ISCCC Response – Canberra Brickworks Precinct Access Road and Dudley Street Upgrade

A comprehensive plan is required for existing congestion at the Dudley Street/ Novar Street  roundabout, the Adelaide Street off-ramp to Kent Street, the Kent Street/ Denison Street intersection, as well as the Adelaide Avenue/ Hopetoun Circuit intersections and the Dudley Street upgrade, should not proceed in isolation of these other requirements.

ISCCC calls for better community engagement on local area planning

ISCCC Chair, Marea Fatseas, called for better community engagement on planning for our suburbs at a public forum on 10 September organised by the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA). Over 400 people attended the public forum, introduced by Jon Stanhope, at which a keynote address was delivered by Jack Waterford. The Lake Burley Click for full article

THE IMPACT OF PLANNING DECISIONS ON CANBERRA’S HERITAGE VALUES AND URBAN FORM

This IGPA Seminar will discuss the role of community councils and community groups interested in specific planning and/or heritage issues. The Seminar will particularly explore the adequacy and appropriateness of community consultation processes in planning decisions across the Territory, and improvements deemed necessary to those processes.