Clean Up Australia Day Belconnen - how you can help

Clean Up Australia Day is officially held on Sunday, 1 March but also on days around it.

Many groups in Belconnen have registered. You can join one of these groups by clicking the links below:

Department of Immigration potentially leaving Belconnen

There has been significant recent media coverage that the Department of Immigration may re-locate out of the Belconnen Town Centre. The BCC has been contacted by many community members who are concerned about the move and want to know what they can do about it. Some options include:

Welcome to the Belconnen Community Council

The Assembly unanimously votes to support Immigration staying in Belconnen

On Feb 11 2015 the ACT Assembly debated the possible move of the Department of Immigration out of Belconnen.

A motion was passsed unanimously to urge the Department to stay in Belconnen.

Members from both sides of the Assembly have written to the Minister and the Department seeking that outcome.

Go Social: A new way to get out and about with transport@bcs

Belconnen Community Service’s Community Transport Program (transport@bcs) has introduced a new program to help older people, and people living with disability, to get out into the community and socialise, Go Social.

Belconnen Community Council February Public Forum (and newsletter)

The next Belconnen Community Council public forum will be held at:
7.30pm on Tuesday, 17 February
Community Room (upstairs at the Belconnen Library), Chandler Street
A short agenda is:
7.30pm - Welcome and apologies; Chair's report
7.35pm - Presentation from the Asbestos Response Taskforce on the progress of the buyback scheme (including Q&A)
8.15pm - Presentation from Emergency Services Agency on the new ambulance, fire & rescue station at Aranda (building expected to begin in March) (including Q&A)
8.45pm - Initial discussion from BCC Secretary Chris Gingell on the proposed changes to the BCC's constitution to simplify our operation (including Q&A)
If you are unable to get along to this meeting but still have questions you'd like to put forward, please send them through to me (

Proposed update to the BCC Constitution

Throughout 2014 the BCC reviewed its existing constitution to identify any areas where further amendments were necessary to assist with the BCC's operation. The committee is pleased to release the below draft, as well as a summary of the most significant proposed changes.

Another Chance Op Shop - 50% off ALL clothing sale

Event Date: 
Sun, 01/02/2015 (All day) - Sat, 28/02/2015 (All day)

Another Chance Op Shop in Scullin has been selling treasures to customers for the last 20 years. They are currently having a special HUGE summer sale: 50% off ALL clothing until the end of February 2015!

BCC submission on the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

On 30 January, the Belconnen Community Council was pleased to provide a comprehensive submission to the initial consultation on the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan update, including a comprehensive vision for the Town Centre in 2025. The media release and full submission can be read below.

Submission: 40km/h zones in group centres

On 2 February 2015, the BCC provided a submission to Government on the proposal for 40km/h zones in Hawker, Kaleen and Kippax Group Centres. You can view the submission here.

2015-02-02 - BCC - 40kmh speed limit in group centres FINAL.pdf.


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