Mar 202017

The Public Housing Taskforce has identified sites in Holder, Chapman and Wright for public housing. These sites are part of an initiative to ‘pepper and salt’ new public housing through the city with small-scale quality accommodation.

Weston Creek Community Council was only advised formally of these sites on the day of Minister Berry’s media release. Continue reading »

Green Bin Trial

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Feb 232017

First you had to express an interest NOW it is time to register. SO sign up now.

Residents living in the suburbs of Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga, Weston and Kambah are now able to register to be part of the pilot.

Residents who opt-in to register will receive a 240 litre lime-green lidded green waste bin starting from March 2017 for all their garden vegetation waste. Kerbside collections will start in April 2017.

A one-off fee of $50 will be required at the time of registering, unless you are a concession card holder.

How do I get a lime-green lidded green waste bin? If you wish to opt-in to receive your green waste bin, please register through the smart form via Access Canberra at the following link www.act.gov.au/greenbins or alternatively you can contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 who can assist you with your application.

Please note that you must register for the service even if you previously expressed interest in the green waste pilot.

Jan 242016

Defence Housing Australia’s new estate Featherston Ridge at Weston. Photo: Jamila Toderas

The Weston Creek Community Council is disappointed by the approval of a 21-dwelling medium density development planned for Featherston Ridge in Weston.

The $7.7 million Bellette Street project is proposed for a block within the Defence Housing Australia estate sold to private developers in mid-2015.

Public submissions on the plans took issue with the 7.6 metre building height and the loss of privacy with unit balconies overlooking homes on the opposite side of Heyson Street.

The council has questioned the ACT Planning and Land Authority about the decision.

Council chairman Tom Anderson said it was the first time the council had sought a clarification of the terms of any development approval. Continue reading »

Jan 182016

ActewAGL Distribution is proposing to the ACT Government that changes be made to the regulations that govern the required distance that vegetation must be kept from electricity infrastructure in the ACT.

Vegetation clearances are an important part of ActewAGL Distribution’s Bushfire Management Strategy that helps to ensure the safety of our community during bushfire season.

ActewAGL are proposing to change the minimum distances that vegetation is required to be kept from power poles and wires. The proposed new distances relate to rural and bushfire abatement zones within the ACT including power lines within some Canberra Nature Parks.  There are also changes proposed to vegetation clearance requirements around power poles within the suburbs and backyards of Canberra.   Continue reading »