The Annual General Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:
7PM Tuesday 19 September 2017
Community Room, above the Belconnen Library, Chandler Street, Belconnen.
The AGM will be held with all Committee positions declared vacant with an election held if more nominations are received, than positions to be filled.
Following the AGM, the monthly public meeting will be held. Full agendas will be published shortly.
Nominations for all BCC Committee positions must be received by the Secretary no later than 7 days prior to the AGM. Nomination forms can be found here:
Nomination forms can be found here:
The BCC encourage all members to consider nominating for the Committee.
All BCC members and members of the public are welcome to attend.
For further information email: email@example.com
The Belconnen Community Council farewelled its recently returned Chair Tara Cheyne last night at the final Committee Meeting for the year.
Tara formally resigned as Chair at the end of the Committee Meeting, handing over to Deputy Chair Damien Haas who will act as Chair until early 2016, when the position will be filled (along with a Committee member position) at a special general meeting.
Tara has resigned as she has been pre-selected to run as an MLA in the 2016 Assembly elections. Good luck Tara Cheyne – Labor for Ginninderra!
The Committee presented her with a box of locally made and elaborately whimsically decorated biscuits.
The BCC Annual General Meeting will be held at the Community Room, upstairs at the Belconnen Library, on Tuesday 17 November 2015 commencing at 7:30 pm. All committee positions will be declared vacant at the AGM.
BCC adopted a new Constitution earlier this year. The most important change was the introduction of a register of members. Membership is free and application forms are available on the BCC website and at public meetings. The membership form lists the eligibility criteria which must be met. (Please note membership application forms will not be processed during the period COB 10 November 2015 until after the AGM on 17 November 2015.)
To be eligible to be elected or appointed to a Committee position at the AGM, the nominated member must have attended at least three public meetings in the 12 months prior to the AGM. A nominee must be nominated or seconded (if they self-nominate) by a BCC member.
If there is a greater number of nominees than positions available then elections will be held at the AGM. Only registered BCC members present at the AGM will be eligible to cast a vote. Any Committee vacancies following the AGM will be dealt with as casual vacancies.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or another member for a position on the 2015-16 BCC Committee it is necessary that a completed nomination form is received by the BCC Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or PO Box 1131, Belconnen ACT 2617 before COB on 10 November 2015. All nominees are invited to submit a 150-word (maximum) statement in support of their nomination. The statements will be published on the BCC website.
We are seeking to fill the following positions for 2015-16:
Committee meetings are currently held regularly on the last Wednesday of the month (January-November) 7:30-9:30 pm with some additional meetings held on an ‘as needs’ basis.
If you have any questions – including about whether you are a registered BCC member or eligible to stand for any of the committee positions – please email email@example.com or contact either Tara Cheyne (Chair) on 0433 176 662 or Christine Gingell (Secretary) on 6254 4047.
The next Belconnen Community Council public forum will be held at
7.30pm, Tuesday 16 June
Community Room, upstairs from the Belconnen Library
A short agenda is:
7.30pm-7.40pm Welcome and Chair’s report, including update from Glen Hyde on the Department of Immigration potential move
7.40pm-7.50pm Update from Riverview Group (West Belconnen) on the draft variation to the Territory Plan open for comment
7.50pm-8.20pm Presentation from the National Capital Authority on the exposure draft for the National Capital Plan
8.20pm-8.30pm Short break
8.30pm-9.00pm Presentation on Project Independence in Latham by Glenn Keys
9.00pm-9.15pm Presentation by ACT bushwalking legend John Evans on walks to do in and around Belconnen
Committee vacancy – nominations sought!
The BCC Committee is currently seeking nominations to fill the vacant position on our committee. Are you interested in community issues, planning, and promoting Belconnen? Have you attended three public meetings in the past 12 months? If you’ve answered yes to both questions, we’d love to hear from you. Please submit a short paragraph about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, 14 June. In the event we receive more than one nomination, we will have a brief vote at the public meeting on Tuesday, 16 June.
Consultations and planning
As always, if you have any concerns or queries, or want more information about anything, please get in touch with us.
Belconnen Community Council