Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

Belconnen Twilight Market Friday 5th Oct – Food, live music and stalls

Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

Belconnen Twilight Markets Oct 5th

The third part of the Belconnen Showcase will take place on Friday October 5th from 4 to 8 PM, in Margaret Timpson Park in the Belconnen Town Centre.

It is a free event and everyone is welcome!

Over 50 of the stalls are Belconnen local businesses or operated by people who live in Belconnen. Many of the performers are also Belconnen locals.

Below is the list of Stalls, Performers and Food Vans at the Belconnen Twilight Market .

Live music will be from 4 to 8 PM from the stage, where people eating and relaxing on the grass can listen to local performers, with the announcement of the Belconnen Town Centre Photo Competition  winners by Tara Cheyne MLA at 8PM


Warehouse Circus
Belconnen Animal Hospital
ACT Rescue & Foster
Evatt Bike Path Transition Group
Vegan Healthy Living
Flying Lady Ceramics
Caroles Fairies
Quality Cushions
Sia Creations
Wattlebird soaps
Dear Bianca Design
Babbette’s Belfry
Kiran Design
Scentsy with Amy
Threads by CRD
Astrid Collarde
Winter Yarn
Word Matters
Sues Creations
Black Swan Sole Design
Dragon Scales and Mermaid Tales
Specsavers Belconnen
Hemp Fashion
Daineres Rainbow
Emma Maja Design
Larry Brandy Aboriginal Storyteller
Made To Inspire
Dee’s Book and Comic Shop
Service One Alliance Bank
Style Dots
Another Chance OP Shop
UC Ginninderra Athletics and the UC Athletics Academy
Belconnen Community Council
Belconnen Labor Club
Belconnen Arts Centre
Access Canberra
Tara Cheyne MLA – Photographic Competition Finalists
Education Directorate
Transport Canberra & City Services
Belconnen Community Services
University of Canberra
Moongazer studio
Drommeren/Akka Ballenger
Lucy Gemma Design
Bettys Knits
Heavenly scents
Canberra Capitals


Johnny Huckle
Lisa Maps
Trevor Takkenberg
Frank Zappia music
Ben Drysdale Music
Claire Paton Music
Doctor Stovepipe

Sit on the grass listening to music and enjoying a beautiful Belconnen afternoon!

Food Vans:

Lake Ginninderra Sea Scouts (sausage sizzle)
Yummy Thai Catering
Pot Belly – Wignall brewery
Woodlands BBQ
Sly Fox Coffee
In The Cloudz Fairy Floss
Chameleon Icecreamery
Come and Get it Hotdogs
Dannys Argentinean Chorizo


Belco twilight market corflute

Belco twilight market corflute

Leading planner: possible relocation of Dept of Immigration a ‘backward step’

LAST UPDATED: 26 June 2015

On Friday, 26 June, Mr Rob Purdon (CEO of Purdon Planning) stated that the possible relocation of the Department of Immigration from the Belconnen Town Centre to another site such as the Canberra Airport would be a backward step affecting the lives and livelihood of many people living and investing in Belconnen.

Mr Purdon said that no community can easily sustain the loss of approximately one third of its workforce in a relatively short period of time without severe social and economic disruption with damaging consequences for many people.

Moreover, because a large majority of the Immigration workforce lives in Belconnen and Gungahlin, a journey to and from the Canberra Airport would have substantial consequences for increased travel time and cost for staff, loss of family time, increased traffic congestion, and more pressure on the ACT Government to upgrade public transport infrastructure in this corridor.

Read more of Purdon Planning’s report and media release. (more…)

National Capital Authority presentation to BCC public meeting

On Tuesday, 16 June, the National Capital Authority presented to the Belconnen Community Council about the National Capital Plan Exposure Draft. The Q&A on the Exposure Draft can be found here.

Importantly – in light of recent news – the NCA clarified that it does not have a role in determining which Commonwealth agencies locate in the Town Centre. At the broad metropolitan planning level, the NCA requires that there is a Town Centre, but it doesn’t have control over detailed land use. For example, the NCA does not determine where residential/commercial/community use sites are located – this is the responsibility of the ACT Government. There are only a few sites which remain National Land for which the NCA has a level of planning control over.

BCC submission to the University of Canberra Public Hospital Reference Design

On 16 March 2015, Health Minister Simon Corbell formally released the reference design for public consultation, to seek input from the community on how it could be further improved.

The BCC believes the reference design of UCPH is impressive and that the facility will be welcomed by Belconnen residents with medical needs. Its focus on acute inpatient and day services, rehabilitation, geriatric care and mental health will support regional medical services provided at Calvary Hospital and lessen the requirement for length trips to Woden.

However, access to the proposed facility needs to be revisited, especially the access to Ginninderra Drive, and the lack of connection to UC.

The BCC provided the following submission on 20 April 2015.

Old remand centre due to be demolished in June 2015

From the ACT Government Economic Development website: “A Development Application (DA) to demolish the former Belconnen Police Station and Remand Centre located on Lathlain Street in Belconnen was approved on 13 March 2015.

Scheduled for release in 2016-17, under the ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program, Block 2 Section 23 Belconnen is zoned CZ3 Services which supports a broad range of commercial, residential and light industrial/trade land uses.

Following the approval of the DA, the Land Development Agency (LDA) will call for tenders to demolish the former Police Station and Remand Centre. Demolition is anticipated to start in June 2015.

Further updates will be provided to the community in the coming months regarding proposed works and expected timeframes.”

More information can be found here.