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 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.
An estimated 30,000 people live in Weston Creek and the newly built suburbs of Wright and Coombs next door. However the residents in the new areas of Molonglo have no local shops or a service station, and most drive about ten minutes to Coolamon Court in Weston Creek to stock up.
The chair of Weston Creek Community Council Tom Anderson spoke to ABC Canberra breakfast host Laura Tchilinguirian about what’s happening to support new residents in Molonglo. Click to listen Duration: 6min 18sec
Work is likely to start in the week commencing 14 June to place traffic calming measures in Thring Street in Chapman. the works are planned to be completed by 30 June.
The works are as a result of investigations into complaints of speeding and anti-social behaviour and consultations with local residents. The works will also assist children to cross this street.
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The upgrade will focus on improving the amenity and character, landscape, pedestrian connections and safety of Trenerry Square and Brierly Street. These works are part of a long-term plan to revitalise public places, based on the Weston Group Centre Master Plan.
The government will be holding community engagement events at Trenerry Square and inside Cooleman Court at the following times:
- Friday 3 June 2016, 3.30 pm to 6 pm
- Saturday 4 June 2016, 10.30 am to 1 pm
Thursday 9 June 2016, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm
The government is also holding some stakeholder workshops next week at the following times:
Weston Creek Community Centre, Meeting Room 1, Parkinson Street, Weston Creek, ACT 2611
- Monday 6 June, 9 am to 11 am
- Tuesday 7 June, 9 am to 11 am
Come along to one of these and have your say about what you would like to see here.