Information about the Belconnen Community

Department of Immigration potentially leaving Belconnen

There has been significant recent media coverage that the Department of Immigration may re-locate out of the Belconnen Town Centre. The BCC has been contacted by many community members who are concerned about the move and want to know what they can do about it. Some options include:

2015 Belconnen Community Council media

On Tuesday, 20 January, The Chronicle profiled local artist David Burke, the photographer behind our exhibition Belconnen: Portraits of a Place. The article explains how the exhibition came about.


Welcome to the Belconnen Community Council

Charnwood Shopping Centre Minor Works Upgrade Project

Construction to improve the public spaces surrounding the Charnwood (Garrad Court) Shopping Centre has begun and is planned for completion by June 2015. The upgrade is designed to revitalise the public spaces around the Charnwood shops and to make the area more accessible, safer and appealing for leaseholders, traders and patrons.

Mapping Canberra's innovation ecosystem

Late last year, the Belconnen Community Council participated in an event during Design Canberra which attempted to map Canberra's innovation ecosystem. Participants were able to show what areas of civic and other life they are involved in and how they contribute to enriching society.

Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan: Summary of 4 December Design Workshop

On Thursday, 4 December, representatives from the Environment and Planning Directorate held a design workshop on the update to the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan at the Belconnen Arts Centre. Around 40 people attended the session representing residents, businesses (and those who worked in the Town Centre), students and organisations.

Potential Department of Immigration move on WIN News

On 15 January 2015, WIN News covered the proposed move of the Department of Immigration from Belconnen.


Launch of our new logo

As part of our goal to engage even more with the community this year, the BCC has undertaken some rebranding.

Late last year, we engaged Wellspring Arts and Design who designed our original logo, Living Belconnen.

Reminder: Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

The ACT Government is still seeking ideas to include in its update to the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan. Make sure you have your say by Friday, 30 January.



Belconnen: Portraits of a Place - BCC sponsored exhibition at Westfield Belconnen

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