The Belconnen Community Council was established after the advent of self government and the creation of a 17-member Legislative Assembly for the ACT in March 1989. The President’s Report at the first Annual General Meeting on 22 June 1993 records:
“In the latter part of 1990, it became abundantly clear to many residents in Belconnen and, indeed, in other ACT communities, that an increasing overdose of political party wrangling, division, persuasion and indecision was providing a climate in which the community voice was unlikely to be heard. Belconnen, as the most populated town in the ACT, perhaps now needed a community council.
“On 10 April 1991, representatives of some 21 local organisations and several residents of Belconnen convened to discuss the many concerns being expressed within the community. It was a very long meeting, which decided unanimously to form a community council for Belconnen.
“The first public meeting was held at the Ginninderra College on 17 May 1991. It was notable that several prominent local members of political parties attended. The meeting approved a list of 10 major objectives for the proposed council. These were slightly amended and, together with a structure for the council, were adopted at a subsequent meeting shortly after. In the same month, the Belconnen Community Council was formed. On 12 January 1992, the Council was registered as an incorporated body.”
The logo was designed by Wellspring Environmental Arts and Design. It illustrates an aspect of the vitality of Belconnen and was updated in 2015.
Our logo builds on our previous logo:
Enclosed by the words, “Living Belconnen”, the graphic is in the shape of an eye, indicating a focus or view. In front of the eye appear a diversity of active people. The wavy lines of the background suggest Lake Ginninderra, movement and air. The lake is central to the Belconnen area, linking open space with the urban area and providing an important recreation space and wildlife habitat.
Our new logo reflects the rise of the angular form of tall buildings. While the lake, people, and activity are still central, a new aesthetic has emerged. In this dramatic version, the figures and the active spaces between them are more dominant.