The Inner South Canberra Community Council believes that DV 369 as it currently stands is a step in the right direction but needs to be redrafted to simplify it and provide a framework for implementing other important actions in the ACT Government’s Living Infrastructure Plan. This would help ensure the protection…
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.
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
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.
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.