Mar 282014

The ACT Govt Ecomomic Development Directorate has advised that ” … the discovery of previously unrecorded infrastructure at the intersection of Unwin Place and Streeton Drive will cause a delay of up to eight weeks in the re-opening of Dixon Drive.

“Despite soil testing and liaising closely with ACTEW Water prior to the commencement of construction, there was no evidence of the cement casing that is covering a large, high pressure water main, which will necessitate changes to the engineering of the new road.

“It is believed that the encasing of the main may have been undertaken in early 1920’s, however there are no known records available.

“The existing traffic arrangements will remain in place with traffic continuing to detour via Mulley Street until the work is completed, ensuring the safety of motorists, cyclists and construction workers.

Mar 272014

The Economic Development Directorate is proposing to rezone Block 21 Section 45 from its current land use of Urban Open Space to Community Facility.  This is the land that were the playing fields for the old Holder High School.  More details on this can be found on the attached including a plan of the land in question.
The Directorate is holding two drop-in sessions at the Grant Cameron Community Centre next Wednesday 2 April at 11am to 1 pm and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.   Comments and feedback are welcome on this proposal and close on 16 April 2014.

Nov 082012

The Weston Creek Community Council understands and appreciates the need for a widening and upgrade of the Cotter Road/John Gorton Drive in order to accommodate the anticipated increased traffic generated by the development of the Molonglo suburbs. However, these improvements should not come at the expense of the residents of Weston Creek. These proposals affect the residents of Weston Creek for whom the section of road from the junction of Streeton Drive and the Cotter Road to the Parkway is really the major means of access of Weston Creek residents to the central and northern parts of Canberra.

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