Chairs Report – AGM 2019

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.

Submissions to ACT Government on Kippax DV361 close Friday June 28th

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.

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 Community Council 2018 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Belconnen Community Council Inc.

Annual General Meeting followed by General Meeting

17 September 2018, 7:00–9:00 pm

Venue: Community Room Belconnen Library

AGENDA

  1. 7:00 pm Welcome and call for apologies.
    • BCC Deputy Chair, Damien Haas
  1. 7:05 pm AGM Business
  • Chair’s Annual Report—BCC Deputy Chair, Damien Haas

Moved: Damien Haas             Seconded:

  • Acceptance of Previous AGM Minutes

Moved: Damien Haas             Seconded:

  • Acceptance of audited accounts

Moved: Mary van de Graaff    Seconded:

  • Public Officer declares all committee positions vacant. Committee appointments for 2018–19 announced.

As there were sufficient nominations for the positions being declared vacant, with no competing nominations, no election is required.

Chair: Glen Hyde

Deputy Chair: Damien Haas

Secretary:  Bron Vincent

Treasurer: Mary van de Graaff

Committee members: Maree Pavloudis

Charles Thomas

Other committee positions called for from the floor.

  • Appointment of Richard Trevanion as auditor for 2018–19.

Moved: Damien Haas                 Seconded:

  1. 7:30 pm AGM declared closed