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

Community Purpose Contribution Scheme

The Raiders Belconnen is a community based club that is required by law to support the local community and surrounding region. The club’s main objective as described in its Memorandum and Articles of Association is to assist generally in the promotion, conduct and development and propagation of Rugby League Football in the Australian Capital Territory and elsewhere.

Further to this the club is required to engage with the community and consider community needs in making Community Purpose Contributions (CPC). The following categories are prescribed as being allowable purposes:
 Charitable
 Recreational
 Education
 Social Inclusion, Equality or Cultural Diversity
 Community Sport
 Addressing Substance Misuse or Dependence
 Women’s Sport
 Natural Disaster Relief or Assistance.

If you feel that your organisation falls within one of these groups then you may make a request to the club for a CPC in writing addressed to:
Community Contributions Scheme
PO Box 152
KIPPAX ACT 2615.

You may also consider applying for a grant from The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund, which is financed by all clubs in the ACT. Information is available here:

https://www.handsacrosscanberra.org.au/chief-ministers-charitable-fund

The Raiders Belconnen welcomes all enquiries and will continue to support, engage and consult with the local community and surrounding region.

Find your Game

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.

To learn more about Find your Game or provide feedback, simply go to https://www.findyourgame.com.au

On the website you will find a form that you can fill in to submit your wish list items or ideas.

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.