BCC AGM and General Meeting 19 September 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Belconnen Community Council will be held on:

7PM Tuesday 19 September 2017

at the

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:

BCC Committee Nomination Form

BCC Committee Self Nomination Form

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: hello@belcouncil.org.au



BCC AGM 15 November 2016

Belconnen Community Council Inc.
Annual General Meeting followed by General Meeting
15 November 2016, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Community Room Belconnen Library
1. 7:30 pm Welcome & and call for apologies
2. 7:35 pm AGM Business
(a) Chair’s Annual Report – BCC Chair, Damien Haas
(b) Acceptance of previous AGM Minutes
(c) Acceptance of audited accounts.
(d) Public Officer declares all committee positions vacant.
Committee appointments for 2016-17 announced:
Chair: Elizabeth Hirst
Deputy Chair: Glen Hyde
Secretary: Chander Khera
Committee members:
Damien Haas,
Brian Rhynehart
Charles Thomas
Treasurer position nominations called for from the floor.
Other Committee positions called for from the floor.
(e) Appointment of Richard Trevanion as auditor for 2016-17
8:00 pm AGM declared closed.
General Meeting 15 November 2016,
1. 8:02 pm Chair’s report including Belco50
BCC Chair, Damien Haas
2. 8:15 pm David Collett, Executive Director, Public Housing Renewal Taskforce
3. 8:30 pm Emu Bank and Kippax Fair Discussion
4. 8:45 pm Other Business
4. 9:00 pm Meeting Close

Committee farewells BCC Chair Tara Cheyne


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.

Belconnen Community Council AGM – November 2015


  • Download: BCC Membership form (any person who lives, studies or works in Belconnen is eligible to be a member; membership won’t be processed between COB 10 November and 17 November)
  • Download: BCC Committee member self-nomination form (any BCC member who has attended three or more meetings in the 12 months preceding the AGM can nominate but must be seconded by another BCC member; forms are due COB 10 November 2015)
  • Download: BCC Committee member nomination form (any BCC member can nominate another member who has attended three or more meetings in the 12 months preceding the AGM, with the nominee’s consent and signature; forms are due COB 10 November 2015)


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 secretary@belcouncil.org.au 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:

  • Chair
  • Deputy Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • 8 ordinary Committee members

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 hello@belcouncil.org.au or contact either Tara Cheyne (Chair) on 0433 176 662 or Christine Gingell (Secretary) on 6254 4047.

Belconnen Community Council newsletter June 2015

The next Belconnen Community Council public forum will be held at

7.30pm, Tuesday 16 June

Community Room, upstairs from the Belconnen Library

Chandler Street

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 chair@belcouncil.org.au 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

  • In addition to the update at our meeting, information sessions on the West Belconnen development are being held on Thursday, 11 June at 5pm and Saturday, 13 June at 10am at the Kippax Project Office.
  • The auction of Section 200 in Belconnen (the car park behind the Labor Club) will be held on 17 June.
  • Of particular interest is the updated Indicative Land Release program. If you have any questions about this, please contact us. I’ll provide a quick overview in the Chair’s Report at the public forum.

Community information

  • The Belconnen Arts Centre Pozible campaign which we promoted last month was successfully funded! Thanks to all in the community for their support.
  • Did you know Strathnairn Arts, located just past Holt, has a cafe open Thursday to Sunday? For more information, click here.
  • The ACT Government keeps a comprehensive online list of permanent overnight and temporary road closures, as well as community path closures. There are a number of closures across Belconnen presently.

As always, if you have any concerns or queries, or want more information about anything, please get in touch with us.

Tara Cheyne

Belconnen Community Council