Aug 252015

The Weston Creek Community Council has written to the Standing Committee on Planning, Environment and Territory and Municipal Services detailing its disagreement with proposed variation to the Territory Plan relating to the Mr Fluffy scheme.  In particular the WCCC does not agree that the proposed changes are modest.  The changes have the potential by considerably altering pockets within suburbs to affect the whole character of a suburb. It is known that there are concentrations in specific streets, cul-de-sacs and in back-to back situations with blocks I adjoining streets.

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Aug 172015

The ACT Fire Brigade helped ignite a huge pile of wood for the bonfire festival at Weston Creek.

Canberra hosted its first Winter Farewell Bonfire Festival at the old Weston Creek school playing fields on the weekend, with hundreds of families turning out to enjoy some old-fashioned fun.

The event organised by the Weston Creek Community Council (WCCC) and the ACT Government was to farewell the winter chill and welcome the spring.

Chris Leach brought his family from nearby Rivett to join the activities.

“I’ve never been to a bonfire this size before,” he said.

“All the family is here, and all the kids’ friends are coming along too, and I’m sure they will enjoy themselves.” Continue reading »

Aug 152015

100817_6The next AGM of the Fetherston Gardens Friends group will be held at the Raiders Club Weston from 7pm on Thursday 10 September 2015.

Anyone interested in the Fetherston Gardens is encouraged to attend. We will be hearing progress reports on the gardens, considering suggestions for future activities in the gardens, and electing a management committee for the next year.

We are always keen to have new members of our small management committee and new volunteers for our working bees and other events.

Fetherston Gardens Friends
Contact: Trevor Wilson 0401-536-443 (Convener)

Aug 012015

basin projectCouncil 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. Continue reading »

Jul 312015

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. Continue reading »

Winter Farewell Festival-Weston Creek Saturday 15 Aug

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Jul 272015

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 Continue reading »