Feb 232017

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. Continue reading »

Feb 192017

The roundabout would be built at the arrowhead in the concept image. Photo: Supplied

Members of Weston Creek Community Council will raise concerns about a roundabout planned to link the Canberra Brickworks precinct to a busy thoroughfare at this week’s meeting.

The roundabout plan was submitted in October last year as the best option for a new access road connecting the brickworks precinct to Dudley Street.

Under the feasibility and concept design report prepared for the Land Development Agency by Cardno, it was recommended the roundabout be built close to Dudley Street’s intersection with Cotter Road. Continue reading »

Healthy Waterway Projects

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Feb 062017

What-is-theThe community can now have their say on the first 11 water infrastructure projects as part of the Territory’s $80 million ACT Healthy Waterways project, a partnership between the Australian and ACT Governments.

The Eleven projects that have been submitted for development approval will span across four catchments – The Lower Molonglo, West Belconnen, Lake Tuggeranong and Yarralumla Creek.  The sites are located in Duffy, McKellar, Florey, Isabella Plains, Monash, Wanniassa, Fadden, Mawson and Curtin.
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Feb 032017

active_livingThe 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.

Your comments on DV348 can be made up till 10 February 2017. To view DV348, or to make a comment please visit the ACT Government Your Say website.

Jan 192017

Seniors card (version 1) 2016 150816We have just been informed that Transport Canberra has partnered with Transport NSW which means that ACT Seniors My Way card holders are entitled to concession travel in NSW using NSW Gold Opal Card. Therefore Seniors with an early ACT Seniors Card (i.e. one that has 6 numbers as opposed to 9 on the current cards) will need to apply for a card replacement in order to apply for an NSW Gold Opal Card.

ACT Seniors MyWay Cards which have not been used to travel on ACT buses for a period of two years or more, will have expired and should also be replaced.

Please allow up to 7 days for new or replacement ACT Seniors MyWay card registration before applying for a NSW Gold Opal card. Application for a NSW Gold Opal card, can be made online: https://www.opal.com.au/en/about-opal/opal_for_senior_pensioners/, or by phoning 13 67 25.

New and replacement ACT Seniors My Way Cards are available from COTA ACT Hughes office, ACT Libraries and Access Canberra Shopfronts as suggested on the application form.