Government passes law requiring developers to respond to advice of design review panel

It is good news that the ACT Government has passed legislation requiring, from 1 October 2019, developers of new significant buildings to respond to advice of a National Capital Design Review Panel. The ISCCC had made representations in early 2019 calling for such legislation to be introduced as soon as…

ISCCC Submission on Commonwealth Park to Woden Light Rail Project

The ISCCC has lodged this submission in relation to the referral by the ACT Government to the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy of the Light rail stage 2(b) project (Commonwealth Park to Woden) for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The ISCCC has called for an assessment by an independent public inquiry.

Recent ISCCC submission and correspondence about Fyshwick waste and recycling facilities

Submission in response to DA on proposed expansion of metal recycling facility in Fyshwick and a letter to Ministers conveying the text of a successful motion at the ISCCC’s public forum on 11 June calling for an independent inquiry into health and other impacts of the proposed waste facility in Fyshwick

Report on ISCCC Public Forum 11 June 2019: What’s the latest on planning for areas of intense urban infill?

Almost 100 people attended the ISCCC’s public forum on 11 June to hear presentations and have their say on planning for areas of intense urban infill, other strategic planning issues, housing initiatives, city services issues, and proposals for Fyshwick freight and waste facilities.

Proposed expansion of Fyshwick metal recycling facility

Have your say on Development Application DA201935337, a proposal for new machinery to enhance a metal recycling operation in Fyshwick. A key issue is proposed open air shredding of metal. US studies indicate that each tonne of steel that is recovered in a similar process is expected to produce about 300 kg of residue, comprised of plastics, rubber, glass, foam and textiles, contaminated by oil and other fluids. In the proposed open air shredding process an appreciable amount of microscopic particles from car interiors and paint will escape into the air as dust. An inner south resident has undertaken the attached analysis of issues that may need to be addressed. Closing date for representations to DA201935337 is Friday 14 June up to midnight.