Glen received a letter today from Mr Ian McGlinn, Executive Branch Manager for Public Transport Operations at Transport Canberra.
The letter contains information that was presented at Tuesday’s Public Meeting.
Please Click Here to view the letter
The Kippax Group Centre Master Plan Community Panel Outcomes Report and the final stage of community engagement on revisions to the draft master plan were released on Saturday 23 December 2017.
This period of engagement will run until Friday 16 March 2018. This particular engagement will be longer as it runs over the school holidays which we are unable to count as part of the engagement period.
This link will take you to the Your Say page with details of the engagement.
The BCC have prepared this presentation on the negative impacts of surrendering an oval to become a shopping centre, when better options exist.
The community oval is much loved and highly valued. The government owned carparks and old buildings in Kippax could be used to provide more retail space, or the owners of Kippax Fair could redevelop their building. Turning an oval into a shopping centre is not the best option.
We encourage all Belconnen residents to express their opinion on this master plan at the link above.
GEOCON have provided the Belconnen Community Council with a document containing details of car parking in the completed Republic development.
That document can be found here.
The BCC should note that the Development Application lodged by GEOCON is for Stage 1 only.
A special meeting will be held at the Community Room above the Belconnen Library on June 13 at 7-9PM for members of the public to view the GEOCON DA and ask questions of the architects.
Local playgrounds in Florey and Evatt will be also be provided with finds for upgrades and improvements.
The 9.8M dollar Aikman Drive duplication announcement is an important step in smoothing traffic through the town centre, especially with a growing population accessing town centre services, such as the UC Public Hospital that is being built right now. As well as the road duplication, a cycle path and footpath will be constructed.
Other heavily used arterial roads in the area require attention, such as Kuringa Drive and William Slim Drive, and the BCC will continue to lobby for those upgrades.
The ACT Treasury has prepared a Belconnen specific budget breakdown (available from this link). As your community council we would like to ask you:
The BCC received the following communication from the National Capital Authority on 11 May 2016.
“I am writing in relation to your submissions on both National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 85 – West Belconnen Urban Development and Draft Amendment 86 – Revised National Capital Plan.
On 5 May 2016, the Minister for Major Projects, Territories and Local Government, the Hon. Paul Fletcher, approved Amendment 86 – Revised National Capital Plan. Amendment 86 incorporates the changes to the Plan proposed by Draft Amendment 85 – West Belconnen Urban Development, and varies the land use policy for the West Belconnen area from ‘Hills, Ridges and Buffer Spaces’ to ‘Urban Areas’. To simplify the approvals process the National Capital Authority (NCA) elected to combine the two proposals. Amendment 86 took effect on 6 May 2016.
The Minister’s decision to approve the revised Plan introduces a range of changes to the land use planning framework of the ACT. Among these are:
* Expansion of land available for urban development in West
Belconnen, Mitchell, Kenny and Ginninderra.
* Removal of Special Requirements for significant portions of
Territory Land (Namadgi National Park and the Murrumbidgee and
Molonglo River Corridors)
* Adjustment of the Designated Areas to include land between
London Circuit and Coranderrk Street on the northern side of
Constitution Avenue (with the exception of Block 14 Section 65 City
being the National Convention Centre site), the Mint, the Australian
Institute of Sport, and the Defence Housing Authority’s Academy Close site.
* Changes to land use provisions in a number of designated areas,
including those for East Block, West Block and Anzac Park East and
A copy of the revised National Capital Plan and the Consultation
Report is available on the National Capital Authority’s website at
Thank you for your interest in changes to the National Capital Plan.
For further advice regarding the above, please contact Rebecca
Sorensen on 02 6271 2851 or email
In 2015 the Australian Electoral Commission changed the boundaries for Canberra’s Assembly seats. The ACT went from three seats and 17 MLA’s to five seats and 25 MLA’s, from the 2016 Assembly election.
How does this affect you?
Prior to 2016 all residents of Belconnen were in the Assembly seat of Ginninderra. You may now live in Belconnen, but now vote in the predominantly Gungahlin seat of Yerrabi. The map above shows where the electoral boundaries of Ginninderra are in 2016.
The changed boundaries affect the voters of Evatt, Mackellar, Lawson, Giralang and Kaleen.
If you are enrolled to vote you will not have to do anything except be aware of which seat you are now in. If you were keen on a particular candidate, you may no longer be able to vote for them!
Be mindful of where you are enrolled and ensure the policies you are voting are ones you support, ask your local candidates questions about issues that matter to you. Although much of Belconnen is in Ginninderra, the residents of Belconnen in Yerrabi deserve the same priority as Gungahlin residents.
Voting and ensuring you are enrolled
If you are over 18 and an Australian citizen you must enroll to vote. You can ensure your details are up to date by checking with the Australian Electoral commission at this link.
Voting is important and keeps our democracy strong and relevant.