One month after succeeding Professor Ian Young as Vice-Chancellor of the Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt AC has announced a comprehensive community consultation on the ANU School of Music with the aim of reinvigorating it by 2017.
Professor Schmidt said the consultations would involve discussions with a wide range of interested parties and would be [...]
Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman have invited Canberrans to share their views on plans to transform parking in the ACT.
A public discussion paper, Smart Parking – transforming parking in the ACT, is now available on the ACT Government’s Time to Talk website for consultation, which will take place for one month [...]
Following on from several highly successful community consultations sessions at Dickson, Gungahlin and Erindale shopping centres, Capital Metro Agency and Environment and Planning staff will be in the Tuggeranong Hyperdome, between Kmart and Coles on the upper level, tomorrow (Friday 8 August) to discuss the proposed design for light rail in Canberra.
Minister for Capital [...]
Capital Metro Agency staff will be in the Gungahlin Village Shopping Centre, near the Coles supermarket, today (19 July) to further discuss the proposed design for light rail in Canberra.
Minister for Capital Metro, Simon Corbell, who will be in attendance during the morning, urged Canberrans to visit the team at Gungahlin and to find out [...]
[ 19 March 2014 at 5:30 pm; 19 March 2014 at 5:30 pm; ] The next meeting of the North Canberra Community Council will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on 19 March 2014, at ACT Sports House, 100 Maitland Street, Hackett.
The meeting will include:
National Broadband Network update – Michael Tyler, Community Account Manager, NBN Co.
Braddon Club update: Report on our appeal against the deconcessionalisation of the Braddon Club [...]
[ 4 February 2014 at 7:30 pm; ] The Tuggeranong Community Council kicks off 31st year with its first meeting for 2014 to be held on Tuesday 4 February. The Guest Speakers include Canberra Airport Planning Director, Noel McCann, who will address the TCC on Canberra Airport’s 2014 Draft Master Plan.
The other speakers will be from the ACT Government who will talk on [...]
With the Airport yesterday launching its own consultation process for light rail in Canberra today we have Simon Corbell kicking off a Government round.
The ACT Government is seeking public input to an important preliminary design study for the Capital Metro light rail project, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today.
Mr Corbell [...]
Simon Corbell is asking you to come along to his Kingston consultation this Saturday morning:
The proposal includes increasing building heights, improving pedestrian connections and increasing protections for the centre’s character. The proposal also looks at the possibility for one or more supermarkets in the area.
The variation draws on the recommendations of the Kingston [...]
Mayor Rattenbury is painting the vision splendid of a Molonglo River Park (downstream of Lake Burley Griffin):
“With residential development in the Molonglo Valley, the Molonglo River corridor will be a central feature for protecting the local environment while adding to the amenity of the Valley for new residents,” Minister Rattenbury said.
“The ACT Government has allocated [...]
Andrew Barr is hoping you can help him out with next year’s budget:
The Budget consultation process provides an important opportunity for the community to submit their views on what they believe the Government’s revenue and resource allocation priorities should be in 2013-14 and future years. A formal invite and Budget information paper can be found [...]
The Health Directorate is kicking off a community consultation on the Mental Health (Treatment and Care) Act.
They promise that at some point you’ll be able to get busy on the Time To Talk website.
In the meantime there are a lot of documents to read.
The Summary of Proposed Changes lists these key amendments:
– If a person [...]
One would think that bus stops on Adelaide Avenue would be a simple enough proposition. But it certainly seems to have the keen attention of Inner Southicans.
Simon Corbell has this morning announced the release of a report on the recent consultation as the process moves forward.
“It is clear that improving public transport along Adelaide Avenue [...]
Justice and Community Safety are asking for your thoughts on road safety:
“The online survey will have a specific focus on speed and the role and use of road safety cameras. It will be open for a period of six weeks from 9 August 2012 to 21 September 2012,” Ms Greenland said.
Ms Greenland noted that there [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced she’d like community feedback on a draft master plan for the Jerrabomberra wetlands:
“Jerrabomberra Wetlands is an important environment and recreational area that the ACT Government is keen to develop it into an iconic reserve, for the enjoyment of all Canberrans and also to attract interstate and overseas visitors,” the Chief [...]
Simon Corbell has announced a shiny discussion paper open for consultation:
“This review is the chance for the ACT community to have their say on how the ACT Government ensures our environment remains protected.
“Our laws need to be progressive to keep up to date and responsive to technological advances, current industry practices and reflective of community [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher over the weekend let it be known that the community’s thoughts are wanted on how to improve the ACTION network:
ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today invited the community to take part in a series of focus groups to provide feedback on current and future ACTION [...]
With almost Yes Minister-esque irony, the faux consultation process for—of all things—the ACT Government’s reformed Public Interest Disclosure Act shows Open Government was just spin designed to prolong the plausibility of this rabble as an effective and accountable Government.
Yesterday, the Chief Minister tabled the Public Interest Disclosure Bill in the Soviet. I eagerly sought to [...]
Andrew Barr has announced the recommendations of a draft master plan for Haig Park:
– reinforcing tree plantings throughout the park to ensure its heritage significance is retained;
– the creation of a vibrant central community space just to the north of the Braddon commercial area;
– upgrading frequently used walking paths to a higher quality surface;
– retaining [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is having a busy morning and amongst other things is calling for public comment on the Albert Hall’s draft plan of management.
“There is a need to balance the heritage of the Hall with ensuring it can be hired by a range of people in the ACT community. Albert Hall is a significant [...]
Simon Corbell has announced his thoughts on where the big shops are going to be in the new Molonglo development (known to planning nerds as a “community focused group centre”).
He’d also like to get yours.
“The Molonglo Valley is an exciting new development for the ACT and it is imperative that we get the views of [...]
The National Capital Authority is asking for your feedback on the successor to Immigration Bridge.
Our working title of Immigration Thing has for some reason been rejected and instead we’re being offered Immigration Place.
Immigration Place Australia (IPA), proponent of the monument, is asking the community to help identify important issues to be considered and addressed [...]
Caller to 666 talkback this morning outlined what we’ve sort of known, but have never had quite such firm evidence.
Caller lives near a small park in Chisholm. He said that the local residents were invited to contribute their thoughts on a proposal to develop the park with residential accommodation to a website (ACT Govt [...]
Hello from the Inner South Canberra Community Council
We are being consulted!
If you aren’t happy with the current unsatisfactory process of how you might get to know about what’s being built near you, you can have a say in the new guidelines for new consultation requirements.
All are welcome to come to the Inner South Canberra Community [...]
Joy Burch has announced the release of a discussion paper on the future of the Lanyon Homestead (after her government removed millions of dollars worth of paintings from that facility against the clear wishes of the benefactor Sidney Nolan).
Ms Burch said the historic homestead and stunning grounds were an important part of Canberra’s history, and [...]
[ 4 March 2012 at 10:00 am; ]
Sunday 4 March at Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street, Cook 10.00 am – 2.00 pm There is no charge for a performance by Warehouse Circus at 10.00 am, facepainting for children, sausage sandwiches, tea and coffee.
Come and have your questions about fences, trees, noise, planning, the law, community connection, and many others answered by [...]
The Health Directorate is asking for community input on their draft immunisation strategy.
Comments close on 30 March
The Economic Development Directorate is asking for your thoughts on their plans for the London Circuit footpaths around University Avenue.
The retaining wall is to be removed and new stairs are to be constructed along the building line. The kerb also pushes out into the roadway and a five metre wide lower level footpath [...]
Yesterday we noted that the Economic Development Directorate had taken the unusual step of asking Canberrans to vote on how they’d like new supermarkets in Dickson to be developed.
But it did not take long for numerous readers to report problems with the poll.
3:59 pm, 22 Nov 11
I just voted at the site and the [...]
The Economic Development Directorate is setting a potentially dangerous precedent by asking the public for their votes on a development issue.
The Dickson Centre Master Plan was released in May 2011 following extensive consultation with the community. It included a number of sites for future supermarket and retail development in the Dickson Group Centre.
The Master Plan [...]
Environment and Sustainable Development are asking for your input into the new Gungahlin suburb of Kenny which is getting underway next year:
“Kenny will ultimately accommodate around 3500 dwellings as well as commercial developments, community facilities and open space,” Mr Ponton said.
The ACT Government’s Indicative Land Release Program identifies land in Kenny to be released progressively [...]
Last week we noted that the Kambah draft master plan had an unusually short consultation period on it.
Today Simon Corbell has relented and extended the consultation.
The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, said the four week extension is a result of feedback from the community calling for more time to comment.
“The draft master [...]
Simon Corbell has announced the release of a draft master plan for Kambah with a very tight window for consultation.
The master plan outlines potential improvements that could be made to the centre over time. These improvements include:
• an extended central plaza
• new circulation for traffic including provision for a street which runs alongside the swale [...]