This month we are looking at the Buy Nothing movement, and the Geocon Republic shutdown and its impacts on the community.
The Belconnen Community Council are working hard to achieve the best outcome from this process, and although DV361 and the Kippax Masterplan have not met community expectations, with a poor community return compared to the massive commercial benefit, the strong community response has not gone unnoticed by the ACT Government. A better result can occur if the community demands it.
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.
All members of the public are invited to attend the May Public Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council at Kippax Raiders Club on Hardwicke Cres, Holt on Tuesday May 21 to discuss the benefits and impacts of the Kippax Master Plan and DV361
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/
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.
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.
In March 2019 the ACT Government released the Kippax Master Plan and DV 361, the associated Draft Variation to amend the Territory plan, required for the public open space to be sold off for use as a shopping centre. Documents relating to the process and the community responses, are available here.
BCC Media release on the disappointing community outcomes from the Kippax Master Plan.
This month there are three presentations of interest to Belconnen residents – redevelopment plans for the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, MLA Suzanne Orr talking about Giralang and Kaleen issues, and open discussion on budget priorities for the Belconnen Community Council budget submission
The May 2018 public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:
7PM Tuesday 15 May 2018
BCS Theatrette, Swanson Ct, Belconnen Town Centre.
A brief agenda:
All BCC members and members of the public are welcome to attend. For further information email: email@example.com
DV342 – Precinct code for the Belconnen Town Centre
DV342 is the proposed precinct code following on from the 2016 Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan.
The ACT Government invite written comment on the draft variation from the public by22 June 2018
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.