FIND YOUR GAME sets a strategic direction for sport and recreation in the ACT, and will guide the development of future initiatives. Driven by overarching objectives, the plan will focus on supporting specific targets to grow sport and recreation in the ACT.
By establishing strategic priorities, we can check at each juncture that the direction of sport and recreation is enabling the community to see the benefits of sport and recreation.
This past year has been full of challenges, expansion and renewal across our district, and for those who live work and play here it’s made the journey somewhat more interesting than we’d have envisaged.
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 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.
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.
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.