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

Belconnen Twilight Market in Margaret Timpson Park October 5th 2018

Belco twilight market

On Friday 5 October from 4:30pm-8:30pm, Belconnen Town Centre will come to life at the Belconnen Twilight Market in Margaret Timpson Park.

There will be a range of  local stallholders offering everything from crafts, food, art, ceramics, candles, crystals, fairies, community groups and storytelling! There will be food trucks and music, and a place to relax around the iconic grassed pyramids.

  • There are 57 confirmed stalls and 13 food vendors.
  • 43 of the stallholders are located in Belconnen or live in Belconnen.

The Twilight Markets are the third part of the ACT Government sponsored “Belconnen Showcase” a program designed to promote Belconnen  as a place to do business, and to enjoy life and community.

Community groups and people who make and sell crafts, art or food have an opportunity to setup a stall and either sell to the public or tell them what they do and spread their  message. There is no charge for stallholders to attend.  If you’re a local maker, artist, community or sporting group, or have a food truck, send your Expression of Interest in by 14 September to secure a space at the Belconnen Twilight Markets.

More information can be found at the Facebook page: Belconnen Twilight Market

You can also find out more at the Belconnen Community Council meeting on 18 September at 7pm in the Community Room, upstairs at the Belconnen Library.

 

Belco twilight market corflute

BCC Annual General Meeting 7PM Tuesday 18 September 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:

7PM Tuesday 18 September 2018

at the

Community Room, above the Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen.

The AGM will be held with all Committee positions declared vacant with an election held if more nominations are received, than positions to be filled.

To nominate for the Committee please use the following form and send it to hello@belcouncil by Sep 15th  2018

Following the AGM, the monthly public meeting will be held. All BCC members and members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information email:hello@belcouncil.org.au 

All members of the public are invited to attend the September Public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council.

The public meeting will be held immediately following the Annual General Meeting at 7PM.

There are two presentations of interest to Belconnen residents:

Belconnen Showcase and Twilight Market.

Damien Haas will update the community about the Belconnen Showcase program. Three events will be held in October to promote Belconnen as a business, community, lifestyle, recreation and entertainment destination.
The final event is the Belconnen Twilight Market on Oct 5th.

Green Bin introduction to Belconnen

TCCS have commenced the rollout of Green Bins to the Belconnen area. If you are interested in this scheme, TCCS will update residents on how it operates and how you can have your green waste collected.Please share this email with anyone you think may be interested.

 

 

May Belconnen Community Council public meeting – DV342 Town Centre Precinct Code consultation

The May 2018 public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:

7PM Tuesday 15 May 2018

at the

BCS Theatrette, Swanson Ct, Belconnen Town Centre.

A brief agenda:

  • Welcome from BCC Chair, Glen Hyde
  • A brief update from the BCC Chair on the activities of the BCC over the past month
  • Update from local MLA’s
  • 7.30 – Presentation on the Old Weetangerra Road Project
  • 8.00 – ACT Government planners will present to the community on DV342 the proposed precinct code arising from the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan, and DV365 on removing the requirement to supply natural gas to Ginninderry suburbs.

All BCC members and members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information email: hello@belcouncil.org.au

DV342 – Precinct code for the Belconnen Town Centre

DV342 is the proposed precinct code following on from the 2016 Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan.

You can download a copy from here.
More information can be found here.

The ACT Government invite written comment on the draft variation from the public by22 June 2018

Old Weetangera Road Trail (Stage 1) Project Overview
Weetangera Road was the original trackway (and subsequent Parish Road) running west from the  Canberra valley, over Bruce Ridge to the Belconnen (formerly Weetangera) region, and onwards to the ford at the junction of the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers.

Likely dating back to the very earliest days of European settlement in the region, and perhaps even  earlier, it is still visible as either current road alignments, bikeways or remnant tracks running through public land. The route links up many heritage sites in the Belconnen district, and plays an important role in the pre-1960s oral history relating to the region.

This interpretive trail will form an active travel exploration route between markers (similar to those in the Forde Heritage park) installed at key locations along the line of the old road.

The trail will start (or end) at the Lyneham Wetlands, with a ‘Canberra Tracks’ sign showing the full route installed in the park opposite 162 Dryandra Street. Each sign will have a short description of local heritage sites around that section of the road.

In future, short videos could be produced by local groups or schools and triggered by each sign. The trail could be extended to the ford at the Molonglo and Murrumbidge’s junction and link in with the Uriarra Loop track. It could also follow along Coppins Crossing road to the south and link with the Butters Bridge, engaging new developments in the region with some of its oldest European heritage.

First BCC Public meeting of 2018 at Kippax Raiders Club on Tuesday 20 Feb

The first public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council for 2018 will be held next Tuesday. This month we are meeting in Kippax at the Canberra Raiders Club, Hardwick Cres, Holt.

The meeting starts at 7pm on Tuesday 20 Feb 2018

AGENDA
7pm Welcome and Chair’s Report
7.15pm MLA’s update
7.30pm TCCS Green Waste Bin update for Belconnen District
7.50pm AMC/Moran Presentation on UC Development
8.15pm Discussion on Kippax Group Centre proposal
9pm Close

All members of the public are welcome to attend

BCC AGM and General Meeting 19 September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:

7PM Tuesday 19 September 2017

at the

Community Room, above the Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen.

The AGM will be held with all Committee positions declared vacant with an election held if more nominations are received, than positions to be filled.

Following the AGM, the monthly public meeting will be held. Full agendas will be published shortly.

Nominations for all BCC Committee positions must be received by the Secretary no later than 7 days prior to the AGM. Nomination forms can be found here:

Nomination forms can be found here:

BCC Committee Nomination Form

BCC Committee Self Nomination Form

The BCC encourage all members to consider nominating for the Committee.

All BCC members and members of the public are welcome to attend.

For further information email: hello@belcouncil.org.au