Proposed Residential Apartment Development – Block 11 Section 85 Bruce

Pre-DA Consultation

As part of the preparation of a Development Application for the site, Maxon Group Pty Ltd, is undertaking community consultation to engage with the neighbouring community and key stakeholders.

Maxon Group Pty Ltd invites interested members of the community to attend a virtual information drop-in session to discuss and provide comments on its proposal for the site prior to the submission of a Development Application.

The virtual information session will be held on Wednesday the 17th of June from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. To register for the information session, please send your name, surname and email address to community@juddstudio.com.au and a link will be sent to you on the day.

For further information and to provide feedback on the proposed design, please visit http://www.juddstudio.com.au/engagement or contact JUDD.studio at community@juddstudio.com.au 

BCC Meeting Agenda and Chair’s Report June 2020

This month’s online event commences at 7pm on our Facebook Page.

Tonight’s agenda:

  • Welcome and COVID update
  • Belconnen Bikeway
  • North Lawson
  • Response from Sports Australia on AIS future at Bruce
  • New Braybrooke Street Bruce development

You can read the Chair’s report below:

Belconnen Community Council – Chair’s Report June 2020

It’s been pleasing to see the continued downward trend in COVID cases in the ACT. While we still have a single active case, we must remain vigilant as the restrictions are wound back. As I walk through Belconnen Mall, I am frequently struck by the lack of adherence to social distancing requirements and the almost invisibility of the 1.5m gap. Can I encourage everyone to be more conscious of the rules that have served us so well over the last 10 weeks as we start to move toward the new normal.

One of the other positives for the BCC is our reconnection with the Combined Community Councils. This crisis has provided a lot of lessons and opportunities to learn from how other Councils are navigating the challenges, and we are all finding commonality in our experiences. As the year progresses, we hope to be able to share those positives and learn from the negatives to strengthen your voice with government.

Belconnen Bikeway

One of the promises being delivered to the community from the last budget is the construction of the Belconnen Bikeway. While the old Busway section is all but finished, construction is in full swing throughout the town centre and UC. As a regular cyclist I am really pleased with what I’m seeing along Emu Bank and should the same be replicated in the eastern corridor this will be a fantastic community asset for many years to come. We will post photos as the work continues and keep you updated on the progress of each stage.

North Lawson

Community consultation on the development of North Lawson are about to commence. This area of the suburb holds some of the most interesting and diverse changes in soils and plant life; many people have not had an opportunity to walk this part of the estate and it is worth the effort!

A full list of online consultation is available on our website and we encourage everyone to get involved to ensure we get the best possible outcome for North Lawson.

Response from Sports Australia

On the back of the letter we wrote to Sports Australia, Senator Richard Colbeck and Yvette Berry plus our interview on 666 Afternoons regarding the future of the AIS precinct, Sports Australia has written to us with some positivity. In essence, the response tells us they have no intention of going anywhere and are formulating a business case for the federal government to consider in the lead up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics. While the AIS remains closed to the public, they are looking forward to welcoming people back as soon as they are able to. You can read more on our website.

New development for Braybrooke Street Bruce

On the Bruce theme, there is a new development being proposed for Block 11 Section 85 in Braybrooke Street. There will be a virtual information session held on Thursday the 17th of June from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. To register for the information session, please send your name, surname and email address to community@juddstudio.com.au and a link will be sent to you on the day.

Please visit our Facebook and BCC website pages to keep up with everything that’s happening.

Stay safe and well in these challenging times.

Glen Hyde

Chair

Belconnen Community Council

16 June 2020

Kippax Fair Extension – Update

The Belconnen Community Council (BCC) has been committed to the Kippax Group Centre redevelopment since early 2014 when the changes to the master plan were first proposed.

Over the subsequent five years, the BCC has facilitated numerous community meetings to provide opportunities for people to hear about the proposed changes to the plan and to voice their support or concerns. The BCC also participated in the community panel that was established to seek community feelings and expectations in relation to the redevelopment.

The BCC has supported the idea of a redevelopment of the Kippax Group Centre from the beginning however, not at the cost of the existing green space.

While there is more work to be done and another round of consultation with our community to be undertaken, the BCC believe there is a genuine commitment to meet community expectations and the wishes of the owners of the Kippax Group Centre.

The BCC looks forward to continuing to work with our community to find a design that best meets the interests of those who live, work and play in West Belconnen.

For more information, please click on the link below

Click Here to view the PDF

Support Our Local Businesses

Canberra Still Open https://www.cbrstillopen.com/ has been created to promote local businesses in the cafe/restaurant sector who are still trading and ready to take your order.

This site has had some very good feedback and has been supported by local MLAs and media alike. It’s a great initiative and a wonderful way to support our local businesses as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please give some thought to using these local business groups in our community.

MEDIA RELEASE – PUBLIC SAFETY MEASURES FOR ALL BCC MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Belconnen Community Council is committed to ensuring we do everything we can to make our community a stronger and safer place for everyone who lives, works and plays in our district.

The Belconnen Community Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community and making it a stronger and safer place for everyone who lives, works and plays in our district.

Under the current circumstances and in response to the Chief Minister’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency in the ACT, the BCC Committee have taken the extraordinary step to move all our public meetings online commencing with our 17 March 2020 meeting.

We have not taken this step lightly; there is no greater expression of community spirit than the exchange of ideas and information in a face to face environment where feedback is immediate and demonstrable. It is the cornerstone of what we do and who we are as your local Community Council however we recognise our duty of care to all our fellow citizens to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Given all the information and advice provided to us, we will continue to run all our public meetings online until further notice. We regret the inconvenience this will create for our members, presenters and the broader community and hope that we will be able to resume normal operations in the near future. Please visit our website and Facebook pages for more information.

We ask every member of our community to follow the advice of our public health authorities and above all else look after each other in these times of unprecedented risk.

CONTACT:

Glen Hyde

Chair

Belconnen Community Council

chair@belcouncil.org.au

0438458220

Monday 16 March 2020

Belconnen Mens Shed Announcement

The Office of Seniors and Veterans has provided the Belconnen Mens Shed (BMS) with funding to assist with the delivery of a program that will bring people together to discuss matters that are of interest to seniors. Although the BMS will coordinate the program; the events will be available to all female and male senior members of the ACT community.

The sessions will be focused on providing information to seniors that will assist them to make informed decisions or to source further information and assistance. The end goal of the program is to produce a reference guide for ACT seniors that provides information relating to:

• Legal services and support;

• Dealing with government agencies; • Coping with grief and changing circumstances;

• Considerations related to health services, medication, insurance and medical service providers;

• Adjusting to deteriorating health, mobility or finances; • Dealing with accommodation challenges;

• Planning for retirement;

• Household budgeting;

• Living on the Australian Age Pension;

• Matters related to relationships, families and older people in caring roles;

• Finding physical and social activities that are suitable for your needs.

Guest speakers will be able to provide information or answer questions. The presentations will not be related to marketing or any form of product specific promotion. The information sessions will commence during February 2020.

To gauge interest and decide information topics and the venue locations and the session times, a survey is available for interested seniors. The survey can be obtained at Terry White Chemmart pharmacy at Ainslie, Garran and Higgins, or from the COTA (ACT Office) located at the Hughes Community Centre, Wisdon St Hughes. It is also available on-line at https://tinyurl.com/tips4actseniors.

The survey feedback will be used to establish the dates, times and locations of the information sessions. The survey results will also be used to select the information session topics and prioritise the dates of each presentation.

Community Purpose Contribution Scheme

The Raiders Belconnen is a community based club that is required by law to support the local community and surrounding region. The club’s main objective as described in its Memorandum and Articles of Association is to assist generally in the promotion, conduct and development and propagation of Rugby League Football in the Australian Capital Territory and elsewhere.

Further to this the club is required to engage with the community and consider community needs in making Community Purpose Contributions (CPC). The following categories are prescribed as being allowable purposes:
 Charitable
 Recreational
 Education
 Social Inclusion, Equality or Cultural Diversity
 Community Sport
 Addressing Substance Misuse or Dependence
 Women’s Sport
 Natural Disaster Relief or Assistance.

If you feel that your organisation falls within one of these groups then you may make a request to the club for a CPC in writing addressed to:
Community Contributions Scheme
PO Box 152
KIPPAX ACT 2615.

You may also consider applying for a grant from The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund, which is financed by all clubs in the ACT. Information is available here:

https://www.handsacrosscanberra.org.au/chief-ministers-charitable-fund

The Raiders Belconnen welcomes all enquiries and will continue to support, engage and consult with the local community and surrounding region.