May 182016

suez_truckThe ACT Government have advised  Canberrans of further disruptions to household waste and recycling next week  due to industrial action by drivers employed by collection contractor SUEZ.

Catch up collection services will not be possible.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU), representing the drivers of collection trucks, has today provided the three working days’ notice required for industrial action to take place on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May 2016. This action will impact services in Weston Creek, Woden and Tuggeranong. Continue reading »

Flexible Bus Service in Canberra

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Apr 292016

The Flexible Bus Service is available to Canberra residents who have limited access to public transport options

It is a basic bus service which is localised to particular zones. Designed specifically for residents such as the aged or people with a disability, the Flexible Bus Service is a free service which operates off a basic timetable, picking up residents from their home and taking them to local community service providers such as local shopping centres and hospitals.   Continue reading »

Apr 242016

city-and-northbourneThe ACT Government has sought comment on its City and Gateway Urban Renewal Strategy.  WCCC feels quite strongly that the retention of the bushland character of the city is very important and should be considered in every project and at every stage of the implementation of this very ambitious plan.

The community is willing to embrace innovation with the strong proviso that other areas of the city not be neglected in terms of both planning quality and economic stimulus and viability.

We recognize the value of an enhanced entrance to the city for visitors that could result in an increase in both tourist numbers and satisfaction with a flow on to the general Canberra economy

This is a big vision and WCCC recognizes that change will be incremental and suggest that considerable public consultation will be required particularly at significant decision points. Continue reading »