Update: Weston Creek Dog Park

 Posted by on 19 August 2016  2 Responses »
Aug 192016

dogPark1In the 2016 ACT Budget there was a small item ‘a new Dog Park for Weston Creek’.  The ACT Government have now provided further information, including possible locations: Holder; Chapman & Waramanga.

The Weston Creek Community Council is totally opposed to the proposed site for a Dog Park off Weingarth Street at Holder Neighbourhood Oval.  Council’s view is that you can’t place a Dog Park in the middle of a Residential Area.  Council wants Holder Neighbourhood Oval to remain as it is – a valuable resource to the neighbourhood.  We have lost too much Green Space within neighbourhoods over the years and this in reality would be another loss to those who go there.  We have seen the Ovals at the Old Holder High School disappear, parts of the Stirling Oval complex as well and we don’t want to lose more valuable green space in the middle of the suburb.  Like the other Dog Parks in Canberra, any Dog park for Weston Creek needs to be on the edge of the suburban area.

The Government is undertaking a survey now so please have your say on this by going to https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/new-weston-creek-dog-park and have your say.

We are having a presentation of the proposed Dog Park areas for Weston Creek and Molonglo to our Public Meeting to be held on Wednesday 31 August at 7.30 pm at St Judes Primary School Hall in Mulley Street in Holder.  The presentation on the Dog Parks will be on around 8.15 to 8.30 following our Annual General Meeting and a Presentation on the Basin Priority Project.  So come along and listen to the presentation.

WCCC Meetings Survey

 Posted by on 5 August 2016  No Responses »
Aug 052016

surveyYou may recall the Weston Creek Community Council moved the location of the Monthly Public meeting from the Weston Club to the St Jude’s Primary School hall in Holder September 2015. We moved to Holder as it offered better disability access, was not as noisy as the Weston Club and provide good parking.

We now want to ask you whether the move achieved the objectives and whether there are other things we can do to help you attend our monthly meetings.

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Jul 252016

waiting-list-2When there is a new building proposed close to your home or in the near vicinity it can be difficult to know what can and cant be built. When a new building is proposed a Development Application  is usually lodged although certain developments are exempt from this requirement.

The rules applying to a Development Application are complex and can be difficult to access but the resulting building could affect your lifestyle so it may be important that you make a comment.

The aim these provisions is to provide a balance between ‘certainty’ and ‘flexibility’.

One of the important  provisions is the Plot Ratio which is used to control the scale of a development. It is calculated by dividing the area of the site by the gross floor area of the proposed building. This can be particularly important in a primarily residential area.

Click for an Overview of the ACT Planning system which may help you understand the process better.

Jul 222016




Wednesday 27 July: 11.45am – 1 45pm

In this election year, we are delighted to welcome the ACT Legislative Assembly’s three spokespersons for transport. Please join us for this lunchtime policy forum, involving addresses followed by questions and discussion

Guest speakers:

  • Meegan Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and Municipal Services
  • Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Road Safety
  • Alistair Coe, Deputy Opposition Leader, Shadow Minister for Transport
  • Moderator: Adam Shirley, 666 Drive Program, ABC

 Topics include: public transport for a growing Canberra and region; the ACT as a freight and passenger hub; priorities for major road and rail links to serve the ACT and region; and the ACT’s role in accelerating transport reform to benefit the region

 Venue: Pilgrim House, 69 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City

Light lunch is available from 11.45am and the forum will commence at 12.30pm sharp

Attendance is free of charge. Non-members are welcome

REGISTER NOW:https://www.cilta.com.au/eventform-nsw-canberra-future-trans  or via email: [email protected]

Jun 302016

LBGG PosterLake Burley Griffin Guardians is hosting a public meeting at Hughes Community Centre, Hughes Shops Wednesday 27 July 6 – 7.30 pm.

The appropriation of Lake Burley Griffin’s public parks for commercial and residential development raises serious questions about government planning, community consultation and the  protection of our Lake and its parklands. The purpose of the meeting is to expose concerns and issues to public scrutiny.

The meeting will have short presentations by experts and Government representatives followed by a session for questions, statements and motions for the ACT and Federal Governments. If you care about our lakeside parks and their future please come along and show your support. Continue reading »