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Department of Immigration potentially leaving Belconnen

LAST UPDATED: 21 March 2015

There has been significant recent media coverage that the Department of Immigration may re-locate out of the Belconnen Town Centre. Here's what we know so far:

Welcome to the Belconnen Community Council

Waste services in the ACT over Easter

The ACT Government has issued the following information about the changes to waste services in the ACT over Easter:

40km/h zones for Charnwood, Hawker, Jamison, Kaleen and Kippax Group Centres

On 19 March 2015 Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman announced the introduction of 40km/h speed zones in group centres around Canberra - including at Charnwood, Hawker, Jamison, Kaleen and Kippax.

BCC position on light rail

On 14 March, the Canberra Times published an article titled Light rail splits community councils. The article states that:

Clean Up Australia Day 2015

The Belconnen Community Council committee members were happy to participate in two Clean Up Australia Day events on 1 March - one with McDonald's Belconnen cleaning up around the eastern side of Lake Ginninderra, and another at Giralang Ponds.

Long-term traffic changes at Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive in Belconnen Town Centre, for Wayfarer construction

Ongoing lane closures and a lowered speed limit will restrict traffic at the Eastern Valley Way and Aikman Drive intersection in Belconnen from Tuesday as the construction of a high rise building gets under way.

Copland Drive community consultation - potential road treatments


The ACT Government is currently undertaking a study into local traffic conditions on Copland Drive and surrounding streets in Evatt, Melba and Spence.

BCC Chronicle column - March

Published with permission from The Chronicle online

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