Category: Current Issues

Proposed ALDI Adjacent to the Fyshwick Markets – Impact on Local Businesses

A new proposal for an Aldi supermarket next to the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets would require a change to the zoning.
Attached are Information from the proponents about the supermarket proposal, including dates for information sessions and Initial response from the Fyshwick Markets to the proposal

ISCCC calls for action by Ministers to ensure high quality Kingston Arts Precinct

The ISCCC has written to Ministers seeking consideration and action by Ministers to ensure a high quality development emerges in the precinct that respects its significant heritage values, is loved and used by the arts and broader community and businesses, and becomes sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.

Major concerns about ACT Government engagement with stakeholder groups on planning issues

Attached is correspondence relating to the concerns of the Inner South Canberra Community Council about ACT Government engagement with stakeholder groups on planning issues, and proposed actions for helping to re-establish confidence. We look forward to a response from Minister Gentleman, and would welcome the support of Kurrajong and Murrumbidgee MLAs for the proposed actions.

Government passes law requiring developers to respond to advice of design review panel

It is good news that the ACT Government has passed legislation requiring, from 1 October 2019, developers of new significant buildings to respond to advice of a National Capital Design Review Panel. The ISCCC had made representations in early 2019 calling for such legislation to be introduced as soon as possible to improve the design Click for full article

ISCCC Submission on Commonwealth Park to Woden Light Rail Project

The ISCCC has lodged this submission in relation to the referral by the ACT Government to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy of the Light rail stage 2(b) project (Commonwealth Park to Woden) for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The ISCCC has called for an assessment by an independent public inquiry.