In broad terms Council welcomes the proposal and believes that it will bring a number of benefits to the Weston Creek and Molonglo communities. Council does have a few concerns over access from Warragamba Avenue and the Bi-Centennial Trail Crossing. Council is also pleased with the discussions with Officials in relation to where this Park should be located.
The ACT Government has released for public comment draft variation number 348 (DV348), to embed the active living principles into the Territory Plan.
Active living is a way of life that integrates physical activity into daily routines. Whether it is walking, riding a bike, playing in the park, walking the dog or taking the stairs, building incidental physical activity into their day will help Canberrans meet the National Physical Activity Guidelines on a daily basis.
The ACT Government committed $33m as part of the 2016-2017 budget for a new 50m pool at Stromlo Forest Park.
The government will soon invite tenders for the design and construction of the Stromlo Pool.
Design will allow for future expansion so the facility can grow over time as part of a unique sporting destination, Stromlo Forest Park.
Active Canberra wants to know what your priorities are for additional facilities and services so this can be considered during the design process. Have you say on Stromlo Pool.
In 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.
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.