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.

Annual General Meeting

The Belconnen Community Council’s AGM is being held on Tuesday 17 September at the Belconnen Library, commencing at 7:00 PM.

We are now calling for nominations from anyone who wishes to join the committee, or to nominate someone that would like to contribute towards the growth of the Belconnen community.

The nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links shown below:

Nomination Form

Self Nomination Form

Thank you !!!

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!!!

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.