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
All members of the public are invited to attend the May Public Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council at Kippax Raiders Club on Hardwicke Cres, Holt on Tuesday May 21 to discuss the benefits and impacts of the Kippax Master Plan and DV361
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.
In March 2019 the ACT Government released the Kippax Master Plan and DV 361, the associated Draft Variation to amend the Territory plan, required for the public open space to be sold off for use as a shopping centre. Documents relating to the process and the community responses, are available here.
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.
Transport Canberra will be introducing a new public transport network on Monday 29 April 2019. There are major changes to the Belconnen area bus routes, and all Belconnen passengers should familiarise themselves with the new network.
This month there are three presentations of interest to Belconnen residents – redevelopment plans for the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, MLA Suzanne Orr talking about Giralang and Kaleen issues, and open discussion on budget priorities for the Belconnen Community Council budget submission