The Inner South Canberra Community Council has made a submission objecting to the deconcessionalisation of the concessional lease of the Canberra Services Club in Griffith (adjacent to Manuka Oval) due to its failure to meet the Public Interest Test in section 261 of the Planning and Development Act.
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Griffith-Narrabundah Community Association calls on ACT Assembly to take action to protect and preserve Canberra’s street trees.
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 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.
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 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.
The next public forum on Tuesday 10 July will be about the Light Rail Stage 2 and the new bus network. Click for more.