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.
Almost 100 people attended the ISCCC’s public forum on 11 June to hear presentations and have their say on planning for areas of intense urban infill, other strategic planning issues, housing initiatives, city services issues, and proposals for Fyshwick freight and waste facilities.
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.
ISCCC submission highlights some of the issues raised with us by member residents’ groups, associate members, and at our public forum last year
The NCA has proposed a number of changes to Commonwealth and Kings Avenue to improve appearances and pedestrian and cyclist access. These include removing the cloverleaf access roads from and replacing them with traffic lights.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has put out an Issues Paper regarding the area of Deakin and Forrest closest to Parliament House (between State Circle and National Circuit). The ISCCC has made a submission.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) has put out a Draft Development Control Plan for Manuka Circle and Canberra Avenue.
The ISCCC has made a number comments regarding the Draft Development Control Plan
The GWS Giants – Grocon proposal to spend up to $800 million on a Manuka Oval redevelopment that would have included 1000 flats, hi-rise hotel and hundreds of underground car parks will likely be the first casualty of the National Capital Authority’s assertion of its right to determine what happens along Canberra’s major boulevards.
New restrictions put forward by the National Capital Authority (NCA) could block any future attempt to build a major development at Manuka Oval, of the kind the GWS Giants proposed last year.
The National Capital Authority is considering changes to planning policy to protect the amenity of the Parliament House area in light of criticism over multi-unit developments. The board met on Wednesday to discuss the changes.
The National Capital Authority is at a crossroads. For it to maintain a legitimate oversight and governance role in Canberra, it needs to step up and become a strong voice for local residents and the ACT government within the federal government.