We are online and interactive in July!

The Belconnen Community Council would like to invite you to our first online meeting.

Please click on the link below to join us from 7pm Tuesday 21 July 2020

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Belconnen Community Council Inc.

General Meeting

via Zoom

 21 July 2020

7pm

AGENDA

7pm                 Welcome and COVID-19 Update from ACT

7.05pm            Chair’s Report

7.15pm            MLAs update

7.25pm            Transport Canberra Update

8.05pm            Update on ICON water and Evo Energy activities

8.30pm            Close

Next meeting:  7pm Tuesday 18 August 2020

via Zoom

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

June 2019 BCC Public Meeting

All welcome at this month’s Belconnen Community Council meeting on Tuesday 18 June at 7PM

There will be an update on the BCC submission on DV361 that would enable the conversion of public open space in Kippax, to become more shopping centr

The BCC Chair Glen Hyde will give a short presentation on what the 2019/20 budget has for Belconnen and what we think still needs funding.

 All members of the public are welcome. Come along and tell us what you think Belconnen needs.

Kippax Master Plan and DV 361 Update: Submission deadline extended and Planning Minister responds to questions about the Kippax Master Plan, DV 361 and the loss of public open space


Following the April public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council, held to discuss the benefits and problems with the Kippax Master Plan, Draft Variation 361 (that enables the loss of public open space for a shopping centre). Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur (who attended the meeting), undertook to ask questions about the issues raised by the many members of the community that attended.

Planning Minister Mick Gentleman MLA has responded, in a very timely fashion. The full document is at this link: http://www.belcouncil.org.au/documents/kippax-questions-on-notice-may-19/

Response by Planning Minister to Questions by Caroline Le Couteur MLA

Submission deadline extended until June

As a result of no ACT Government planners attending the April meeting (despite the BCC being assured they would attend), Tara Cheyne MLA for Ginninderra (who was also at the April meeting) undertook to write to the Planning Minister to seek an extension to the May 10 deadline for submissions on DV 361. That was granted, and the deadline has now been extended to June.

Letter from Tara Cheyne MLA advising that the submission deadline has been extended

BCC Public meeting on May 21 to discuss Kippax Master Plan and DV 361

The BCC will be holding a second public meeting on the Kippax Master Plan and DV 361 on May 21 at the Kippax Raiders Club at 7PM. We are advised an ACT Government Planner will attend this meeting to explain the Master Plan and DV 361 to the community.

Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

Belconnen Twilight Market Friday 5th Oct – Food, live music and stalls

Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

The third part of the Belconnen Showcase will take place on Friday October 5th from 4 to 8 PM, in Margaret Timpson Park in the Belconnen Town Centre.

It is a free event and everyone is welcome!

Over 50 of the stalls are Belconnen local businesses or operated by people who live in Belconnen. Many of the performers are also Belconnen locals.

Below is the list of Stalls, Performers and Food Vans at the Belconnen Twilight Market .

Live music will be from 4 to 8 PM from the stage, where people eating and relaxing on the grass can listen to local performers, with the announcement of the Belconnen Town Centre Photo Competition  winners by Tara Cheyne MLA at 8PM

Stalls:

Warehouse Circus
Belconnen Animal Hospital
ACT Rescue & Foster
Evatt Bike Path Transition Group
Vegan Healthy Living
Flying Lady Ceramics
Caroles Fairies
Quality Cushions
Sia Creations
Wattlebird soaps
Dear Bianca Design
Babbette’s Belfry
Kiran Design
Scentsy with Amy
Threads by CRD
Astrid Collarde
Winter Yarn
Word Matters
GIVIT
Sues Creations
Black Swan Sole Design
Dragon Scales and Mermaid Tales
Specsavers Belconnen
Hemp Fashion
Daineres Rainbow
Emma Maja Design
Larry Brandy Aboriginal Storyteller
Made To Inspire
E29UC
Dee’s Book and Comic Shop
Service One Alliance Bank
Style Dots
Another Chance OP Shop
Rainbowtopia
UC Ginninderra Athletics and the UC Athletics Academy
Brumbies
Belconnen Community Council
Belconnen Labor Club
Belconnen Arts Centre
Access Canberra
Tara Cheyne MLA – Photographic Competition Finalists
Education Directorate
EPSDD
Transport Canberra & City Services
Belconnen Community Services
University of Canberra
Ginninderry
Cirrus/Colliers
Moongazer studio
Drommeren/Akka Ballenger
Lucy Gemma Design
Tomato+sage
Bettys Knits
Heavenly scents
Canberra Capitals
GEOCON

Performers:

Johnny Huckle
Lisa Maps
Trevor Takkenberg
Humbug
Frank Zappia music
Ben Drysdale Music
Claire Paton Music
Doctor Stovepipe

Sit on the grass listening to music and enjoying a beautiful Belconnen afternoon!

Food Vans:

Lake Ginninderra Sea Scouts (sausage sizzle)
Yummy Thai Catering
Grill-ax
Pot Belly – Wignall brewery
Woodlands BBQ
Sly Fox Coffee
In The Cloudz Fairy Floss
Chameleon Icecreamery
Come and Get it Hotdogs
Fricken
Dannys Argentinean Chorizo

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME !

Belco twilight market corflute

Belco twilight market corflute