The ISCCC calls on the ACT Government to introduce as a matter of priority legislation to create an effective Design Review Panel to ensure better quality building design outcomes in Canberra.
The ISCCC urges the ACT Government to provide a coherent policy framework for responding to waste-to energy proposals in Canberra. This should exclude thermal waste to energy processes and import of waste from interstate. It should focus instead on alternatives such as finding markets for large waste streams and ACT Government initiatives on recycling such as green bins.
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”.
The ISCCC supports the continuation of the Lease Variation Charge, because it is fair and reasonable for developers to be taxed on the changes in the value of their land resulting from a change of use for that land.
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 substantial reforms to Development Application processes to improve transparency and accountability, and produce better environmental outcomes.
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
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.
The ISCCC has conveyed feedback to the ACT Government on the proposed new bus network received from participants at the ISCCC’s public forum on 30 July, the Old Narrabundah Community Council’s public forum on 29 July, and directly from residents
The ISCCC has highlighted some of the issues that need to be considered in planning for the future of this scheme, which directs a percentage of clubs’ gaming revenue into community activities.
The ISCCC has made several recommendations aimed at ensuring that important environmental values are maintained as Canberra urbanises
The Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC) has provided brief comments on the proposed Waste Feasibility Study Roadmap and Recommendations.