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 ACT Government has announced that it will invest funding to improve 8 playgrounds in the Inner South, plus a review of playgrounds in Narrabundah. Details are provided in the attached letter from the Minister for City Services, Chris Steel MLA
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.
Presentations by ACT Government officials on a waste to energy policy (attached), and an update on the new bus network, attracted a range of questions from the audience.. There was support for source separation of waste streams such as Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO), and for composting and anaerobic digestion approaches.. No support was expressed for incineration.. There Click for full article
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”.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7-9pm, Eastlake Football Club (Duffy Room)3 Oxley Street, Griffith
- 7-7.30pm ACT Government presentation on waste and waste-to-energy policy
- 7.30-8pm ACT Government presentation on new integrated transport network
- 8.00-9.00pm ISCCC Annual General Meeting
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.
Topics include creating a neighbourhood in Dairy Flat Road Fyshwick and proposed crematorium, funeral home and Memorial Park in Symonston:
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.