Transport and City Services Minister, Chris Steel, provided these responses to questions in the Legislative Assembly from Caroline Le Couteur MLA concerning Canberra’s urban forest and canopy cover.
These are very difficult times – after the bushfires and suffocating smoke came the devastating hailstorm, and now the Corona Virus COVID-19. However, we are a resilient community and if we help each other, we will come out of this stronger and more connected.
A key finding of the ISCCC’s online survey in 2019/20 was that inner south residents value most highly our streetscapes and open spaces. By streetscapes, we mean the street trees, vegetation, gardens and width of streets. By open spaces, we mean the parks, ovals and bushland for recreation.
The ISCCC public forum in February focused on proposed new ACT Government planning rules about green space and trees on residential blocks and an update on light rail stage 2. Attached are: Record of the public forum Presentation by Alix Kaucz, ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate Presentation by David Denham, President, Griffith Narrabundah Community Association Click for full article
A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT for the response to the COVID-19 (corona virus) pandemic. Find out what this means and what the current situation is at: https://health.act.gov.au/about-our-health-system/novel-coronavirus-covid-19 That ACT Health web page is updated daily and is the single source of truth for public information on the ACT Government’s response to Click for full article
The ACT Government has accepted all recommendations of a review into pre-Development Application community consultation. See the link to the Review report here. It is pleasing to see that from 1 January 2021, the types of proposals subject to pre-DA community consultation will expand to include Estate Development Plan DAs in established suburbs, and major Click for full article
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
Join the ISCCC at our public forum on 11 February to find out about proposed new ACT Government rules about the amount of green space and number of trees to be required on new or redeveloped residential blocks in Canberra. Have your say on whether the new rules are the best way to provide for Click for full article
Here are the draft minutes and presentations made at the ISCCC’s Public Forum and AGM on 12 November 2019, including: Draft AGM minutes Chair’s report Presentations at public forum: https://www.isccc.org.au/presentations-at-12-november-isccc-public-forum
Over 300 inner south residents have responded to the ISCCC survey so far, but if you have not, ensure that your voice is heard by completing the survey at:
Three presentations were made at the ISCCC Public Forum on 12 November 2019 before the AGM. Click to view these presentation.
The ACT Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism has released the report of its Inquiry into the Building and Construction Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.