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.

Kippax Group Centre Master Plan DV 361 – Community Consultation period extended until 28 June 2019

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

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.

Kippax Group Centre Master Plan – Engagement Report

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.

Our Phone Number is Changing 11 March 2019

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:
hello@belcouncil.org.au or chair@belcouncil.org.au

BCC February Public Meeting – 19 Feb

Belconnen Community Council February 2019 Public Meeting

The monthly public meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:

7PM Tuesday 19 February 2019

at the

Community Room, above the Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen.

Agenda

This month there are three presentations of interest to Belconnen residents:

7 – 7.15 PM       Chairs report

7.15 – 7.30 PM   Any MLA present may provide a five minute update to residents.

7.30 PM            Canberra Town Planning on a proposed redevelopment at 40 Chan St, Belconnen Town Centre.
  
8.00 PM            Transport Canberra will consult with the Belconnen community on the “Moving Canberra” integrated transport strategy.
 
8.45 PM            The BCC Chair will announce a street library initiative between the BCC and local community groups and residents.

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

Stalls:

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
GIVIT
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
E29UC
Dee’s Book and Comic Shop
Service One Alliance Bank
Style Dots
Another Chance OP Shop
Rainbowtopia
UC Ginninderra Athletics and the UC Athletics Academy
Brumbies
Belconnen Community Council
Belconnen Labor Club
Belconnen Arts Centre
Access Canberra
Tara Cheyne MLA – Photographic Competition Finalists
Education Directorate
EPSDD
Transport Canberra & City Services
Belconnen Community Services
University of Canberra
Ginninderry
Cirrus/Colliers
Moongazer studio
Drommeren/Akka Ballenger
Lucy Gemma Design
Tomato+sage
Bettys Knits
Heavenly scents
Canberra Capitals
GEOCON

Performers:

Johnny Huckle
Lisa Maps
Trevor Takkenberg
Humbug
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
Grill-ax
Pot Belly – Wignall brewery
Woodlands BBQ
Sly Fox Coffee
In The Cloudz Fairy Floss
Chameleon Icecreamery
Come and Get it Hotdogs
Fricken
Dannys Argentinean Chorizo

EVERYBODY IS WELCOME !

Belco twilight market corflute

Belco twilight market corflute