Council received a second briefing on the ACT Basin Priority project at last Wednesday’s [29 July 15] Public Meeting. This Project is a joint ACT and Commonwealth Project to improve long term water quality in the ACT and Murrumbidgee River systems. In essence there are 6 regions being looked at and Weston Creek and Molonglo are part of the Lower Molonglo Catchment Region. The Project is now looking at what infrastructure projects that can be proposed to improve existing infrastructure or to build new infrastructure.
The ACT Asbestos Response Taskforce attended the Council Meeting on Wednesday 29 July 2105 and updated the community on the situation. The main points were that the initial 5 houses have now been demolished and the lessons learned are being absorbed. Offers have now been made on 1014 of the 1022 affected homes. Weston Creek has 188 houses affected. This is over 18% of the total number of houses in the ACT with Weston the most affected Suburb with 31 homes here.
Cast off the winter blues and welcome the coming of Spring at Canberra’s first ever ‘Winter Farewell Festival’. Organised by Weston Creek Community Council, in partnership with the ACT Government the festival is being held on Saturday 15 August at the old Weston Creek Primary School Playing Fields.
A huge bonfire, music, food and drink and lots of activities for the kids will make this community event a must for all the family. The festival starts at 4.00 pm with the bonfire lit at 6.00 pm.
It is anticipated that the event will be finished by 9pm at the latest
Reserve this date in your diary and come and celebrate with the local community.
Parking Arrangements – Dillon Close will be closed to traffic as the Emergency Services vehicles will be stationed in the Close. Parking will be available at the several car parks attached to the Community Hub (formerly Weston Primary School) and of course at Cooleman Court including the new areas
The latest ACT Government Budget media release states that the Government is making significant investment in sport for Woden and Weston Creek, including with $6.6 million allocated for a state-of-the-art synthetic football facility at Melrose High School. The field will be FIFA-accredited, complete with a pavilion and lights. Phillip Oval will also be enhanced to a national standard with a $4.6 million upgrade. A further $200,000 will upgrade Stromlo Forest park and $185,000 will upgrade the Issacs Ridge Mountain Bike trail.
This year the ACT’s health Budget is $1.5 billion – the biggest it has ever been. Health initiatives in this Budget for Woden and Weston Creek include:
The Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the ACT Assembly, Alistair Coe, made a presentation on Light Rail and the ACTION Bus Network at last night’s meeting. He highlighted the costs of the proposed Light Rail development and what the costs would likely be for each household in Weston Creek. he did say that if a Liberal Government were elected in 2016 the liberals would not proceed with the Light Rail proposal.