On behalf of everyone involved with the Belconnen Community Council, we would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Damien Haas. Damien has given 14 years of wonderful service to the Belco community, as a member of the BCC.
Damien has stepped down from the role as Deputy Chair after accepting a role with the Light Rail project. For the contribution that Damien has made to the Belco Community Council , we are forever grateful.
From Glen and all the Board members…Thanks mate and all the best in your new role!!!
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.
EPSDD have advised us today that due to the overwhelming support to let the community have more time to consider the draft variation (based on feedback from our meeting at Raiders Kippax last week) that they are extending consultion for an additional 28 days. Thank you to all who attended and participated to help us get this result.
You can get more information here: https://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ni/2019-343
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.
The ACT Government have released the long awaited Engagement report on the Kippax Group Centre Master Plan. We wrote to the Planning Minister earlier in the month and have yet to receive a formal response, however this report appears to have been released as a result of our request. While we are exceptionally pleased with some of the recommendations that will enhance the redeveloped precinct, some of the suggested outcomes fall well short of the community standards and expectation provided during consultation. You can find the Engagement report, our media statement and the letter to the Planning Minister on our “BCC Meeting Minutes, Letters and Submissions” side bar menu at the left of screen.
At midnight Sunday 10 March 2019 the Belconnen Community Council contact phone number will change to 0438 458 220. We will keep the old number active over the next fortnight but once the clock strikes midnight it’ll be gone! But you can always get in touch by email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com