The Weston Creek Community Council (WCCC) is a forum for residents to convey concerns to government. It is non-party political and lobbies government and bureaucrats for services and facilities for the residents of Weston Creek. It does not provide support services as it was established as a political lobby group and continues that function irrespective of the government of the day. In fulfilling this role the WCCC acts on behalf of residents (or groups of residents) to take issue with the government. In many cases particular residents or groups wish to remain anonymous and the WCCC lobbies on their behalf.
The WCCC was established as a result of resident perception that they had no political voice in the legislative process in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and no means to bring political pressure onto decision makers. The issue that brought residents together was the planned closure of Holder High School. A meeting was held on 29 July 1991 and attracted 200+ residents. It was at this meeting that an interim committee was established and on 27 November 1991 a constitution was accepted at a public meeting and a committee elected. A revised constitution, to meet the new association's ordinance, was adopted at a public meeting on 24 May 1995.
WCCC Committee 2013-2014
A nomination form for the Committee is available here.
Membership is subject to approval by the Weston Creek Community Council committee
The Committee has determined that there is no fee for membership of the WCCC (Section 11). Membership is not capable of being transferred to another person (Section 8(1) (a)). Since there is no membership fee, members are not liable to contribute towards the liabilities of the WCCC (Section 13(1)).
All members of the committee are volunteers and do not receive payment for any activities.
You can join by clicking here.