Welcome to another news update from the Inner South Canberra Community Council. Since we last wrote in December 2010 the ISCCC has continued to participate in a range of planning matters including:
The ACT Government has flagged another record release of dwelling sites in the territory, with 18,500 housing sites to be supplied over four years. The announcement adds 2500 sites to the accelerated release program announced in last year’s budget and will put another 4000 blocks into the mix in 2014-15.
The Canberra Services Club has vowed to rebuild after a fire devastated its heritage-listed home in Manuka yesterday morning. Flames ran underneath the floorboards of the 70-year-old timber building before 6am yesterday, soon climbing the walls and rising high above the roof to fully engulf the Canberra Avenue property.
ISCCC Article from City Chronicle – 5 April -2011
ACT Land and Property Services chief executive David Dawes says he is fighting for development on all fronts, from every back street of Canberra to Commonwealth legislation to protect the environment. Recruited from the Master Builders Association to head the ACT Government’s affordable housing strategy, Mr Dawes will be promoted…
Property developers consulting with residents before lodging applications would take much of the heat out of Canberra’s development debate, ACT Government Architect Alastair Swayn says. He said a less adversarial approach than today’s development application process, of developers meeting informally with community associations to hear concerns, could lead to better…
Improving the ”walkability” of neighbourhoods and preserving green space could help improve the health of Australians, research in a report to be issued today suggests. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has synthesised research findings on a range of environmental factors which can influence human health.
ISCCC Article from City Chronicle – 8 March 2011
The ACT Government will launch a ”unilateral” attempt this year to shake up the 20-year-old Self-Government Act in an effort to win greater self-determination for the territory. Chief Minister Jon Stanhope says that after 10 years of frustration from the Commonwealth, his Government will seek the support of the other…
ISCCC Article from City Chronicle – 11 Jan 2011
Thank you for taking an interest in the Inner South Canberra Community Council. We are sending this email to let you know about the main activities of the ISCCC over the last six months since our inaugural meeting in July.
Download the ISCCC Submission on the Framework for an ACT Clean Economy Strategy as a PDF