The next Belconnen Community Council public meeting will be held on:

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

7.30pm in the Community Room

Upstairs at the Belconnen Library, Chandler Street

A short agenda is:

7.30-7.35pm    Welcome and apologies; Chair’s report

7.35-7.50pm    Presentation from Kasparek Architects on the proposed development on Aikman Drive (Block 18, section 87)

7.50-8.30pm    Presentation from University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Parker AO on vision for UC

8.30-8.40pm    Brief break

8.40-9.15pm    Presentation from the Speaker of the Assembly and member for Ginninderra MLA Vicki Dunne on The people of Belconnen: their frustrations, needs and vision

BCC membership

Under our new constitution, our mailing lists will not change and anyone can participate in Belconnen Community Council activities or events. However, if you wish to vote in a BCC Special General Meeting or Annual General Meeting (currently scheduled for November), you are required to become a member of the BCC. Membership is free and the membership form is straightforward. Membership continues until your association with Belconnen ceases (ie there is no need for renewal). I strongly encourage anyone with a connection to Belconnen to become a member. The form can be downloaded from our website.

Belconnen in the news

Belconnen has recently had a large number of newspaper features. Among these include two articles about the future of the Department of Immigration in Belconnen, and a feature article about the growth and success of the Belconnen Town Centre.

Westfield Belconnen makes pitch for Immigration to stay

New hope Immigration department will stay in Belconnen

Belconnen set to fly high

Belconnen: Portraits of a Place exhibition


Last week was the final week of our Belconnen: Portraits of a Place exhibition. We have been particularly grateful for the support of Westfield Belconnen in hosting the exhibition for seven months and have received excellent feedback. The photos have also been used in our updated branding and promotional material, and will feature on our new website which we expect to launch in coming weeks. You can view more of photographer David Burke’s work on Flickr.

Hockey ACT proposal

Hockey ACT is proposing the refurbishment and additional site use of its sites in Lyneham and Tuggeranong. Given a significant proportion of people who use the Lyneham facilities are Belconnen residents, this is of particular interest to the BCC. Hockey ACT is consulting with the community before submitting its development application. The proposed additional site use is the establishment of childcare centres to help make the facilities more sustainable into the future. For more information visit our website. If you have any comments or views, please contact us at

Proposed new childcare centre in Holt

A small block of land betwen the Kippax Fair shopping centre and Southern Cross Drive in Holt has been proposed for a 122 space childcare facility by the Krnc family company. The BCC has some concerns about parking provisions and access to the site. More information can be found on our website. Again, if you have comments or views, please contact us at

Demolition of Higgins Primary School

Comment on the development application for the demolition of the Higgins Primary School is open until 24 July 2015. Once the demolition is approved, future uses of the site will be determined. More information can be found here.

Vale Eric Traise

The BCC Committee were very saddened to learn of the passing of Tuggeranong Community Council President Eric Traise this week. Eric was a tireless campaigner for his community and our thoughts are with his family at this time.

As always, if you have any queries or concerns, please contact me at

Warm regards



Tara Cheyne

Belconnen Community Council


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