To preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra Community.
Category: <span>Newsletter Archive</span>

Chairman’s Column April 2015

For some months now the ACT Government, through the Public Housing Renewal Taskforce, has been consulting with the Inner South Canberra Community Council and local residents groups about the proposed redevelopment of several inner south public housing sites.

Chairman’s Column: March 2015

The Mr Fluffy asbestos legacy continues to be a matter of great interest and concern for residents of the inner south. The Inner South Canberra Community Council will hold a public forum on 5 March 2015, at which the ACT Government Asbestos Response Taskforce and other relevant agencies will brief…

Chairman’s Column February 2015

Our inner south Canberra suburbs are a nearly century old.  If they are to survive for another hundred years we need to ensure we have a planning system that helps maintain their  distinctive amenity, garden city values and heritage in the face of inevitable pressure for redevelopment.

Chairman’s column: January 2015

2015 promises to be another very busy year for the Inner South Canberra Community Council. High on our agenda is finalising our consultations with the ACT Government on the redevelopment of the Stuart Flats, Gowrie Court and Red Hill Flats in Griffith and Red Hill. We are pleased that the…

Chairman’s Column December 2014

Canberra’s community councils have long been concerned about the management of concessional leases by successive ACT Governments. Too often we have seen organisations obtain windfall gains by converting their concessional leases to purposes other than those for which they were originally granted.  Instead of being available to the community for…

Chairman’s column August 2014

Over the past few weeks the Inner South Canberra Community Council has worked hard with the ACT Government and local residents’ groups to ensure there is effective public consultation on proposed variations to the Territory Plan which will vitally affect our communities.

Chairman’s column July 2014

Governments come in for well-deserved criticism when they do not properly consult the community on development projects that deeply affect local residents.  However, bouquets to ACT  Planning and Land Authority which has initiated a very early consultative process with the Inner South Canberra Community Council in relation to a series…

Chairman’s column June 2014

One of the biggest issues currently before the ISCCC is the ACT Government’s plan to build a massive new residential development for about 4,000 people on both sides of Adelaide Avenue, near where it meets Cotter Road, adjacent to the Canberra Brickworks.