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Gungahlin Community Council Meeting Wed June 11 7:30 pm?

By Felix the Cat 11 June 2008 7

Gungahlin Community Council June Meeting
The June GCC meeting will be held Wednesday 11th June

In attendance will be:

Andrew Barr MLA – ACT Minister for Planning, Sport, Recreation and Tourism, and Education to provide updates on key planning and education initiatives around Gungahlin, and to receive your feedback in this important election year

Senator Gary Humphries, Senator for ACT

See you at the Palmerston Community Centre, next to the Palmerston shops, Tiptree Crescent, at 7.30 pm. Meetings are the second Wednesday of every month (except January).

Visit the GCC website to get further information –

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Jonathon Reynolds 2:37 pm 13 Jun 08

Video of the entire meeting now available on the GCC website:

Gungahlin Al 5:56 pm 12 Jun 08

Some key outcomes that I can remember off the top of my head Kramer:

The Minister took on board our concerns that the Flemington Road concept plan as currently articulated in the Territory Plan is a long way from what we believe is an appropriate outcome for the major gateway to the district, and they committed to keeping us in the loop with improvements and “tweaking” of the design criteria – careful monitoring of this will be required I fear.

The upcoming visit to Lindsay Tanner, which El will not mean people having to drive to woop woop, but rather just 5 minutes up the road from Dickson – and counter to tidal traffic flows, thus ensuring a considerably easier drive of it than trying to get into the city or across to Woden.

We heard from a lady looking to operate semi-commercial/charitable local craft markets in the linear park every other week, and determined that this could dovetail in well with markets already operated by the GRCS, and also supporting rather than damaging local traders.

The wash-up of this year’s fireworks was discussed with variable feedback to the minister.

The minister agreed there is a need to revisit the further-off concept plans for improved street and lot design to allow for improved passive solar design. He also heard our idea that the star ratings of blocks could be a mandatory declaration in advertising, to turn better block orientation into a sales point and therefore a profit driver – something the developers (including the LDA) may be more likely to understand.

We discussed people’s thoughts on the Town Centre Planning Study as a last opportunity to get input for the GCC submission (due Monday).

And Andrew from the Canberra Off-Road Cyclists presented an idea that we’ve been formulating to construct semi-formal cycling trails linking across some of the nature reserves to the town centre and other areas. Concentrate and control damage rather than allow it to remain unconstrained, and use the trails to educate users on the reserves’ environmental values, thereby hopefully engendering greater stewardship from residents (as well as just allowing people to treddle to work/college/school from areas where footpaths have many missing links).

We advised that we’ve received a letter from the Airport following Curfew 4 Canberra’s meeting with Jon Stanhope (of which I was part) that the airport will consider our request to move the boundary of the Airport Noise Abatement Area to provide protection for the newer suburbs to the north, including North Watson, Kenny, Harrison, Gungahlin, Forde, Bonner, Throsby, Franklin.

We also advised that GCC will be running a Meet the Candidates night on 8 October for candidates for Molonglo and Ginninderra (Nicholls is in that electorate).

Kind of a full night…

Win TV paid a visit and did follow-up interviews on the Planning Study for tonight’s news, and as Jonathon has said, it was all taped for those who couldn’t drag themselves away from the footy.

Senator Humphries unfortunately didn’t get there – reason unknown at this point. Maybe next month.

Jonathon Reynolds 2:30 pm 12 Jun 08

Kramer said :

So what happened last night, or was everyone at home watching the SOO?

Video of the event will be up on the GCC website within 48 hours.

Kramer 1:52 pm 12 Jun 08

So what happened last night, or was everyone at home watching the SOO?

el 7:36 am 12 Jun 08

Which is bad news for anyone that works for a department that decides to move out there, but *doesn’t* live out in bloody woop-woop.

Gungahlin Al 7:01 am 12 Jun 08

And why shouldn’t there be?

What people need to realise is that the lack of local jobs has a direct financial impact on all taxpayers in Canberra – more commuting = more road construction.

The news is that Andrew and Bob McMullan are going to see Lindsay Tanner about possible departmental locations on Thursday next week.

Pandy 11:04 pm 11 Jun 08

Watch the inevitable questio about you know what.

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