20th Anniversary of the 2003 Canberra Bushfire

The Minister for Emergency Services has invited the community to visit the bushfire memorial on 18 January 2023 to pay their respects to those affected and acknowledge those involved in the immediate response and recovery efforts. There will be a commemorative event commencing from 6:30- 8.00pm (see details in document below). Council acknowledges the Minister’s efforts in ensuring this event is… Continue reading

Feedback for draft district strategies and draft new Territory Plan – Consultation extended

Council, and other groups and individuals emphatically told the Planning Directorate that the consultation period for considering the draft district strategies and draft new Territory Plan were unreasonable. The Planning Directorate has this afternoon advised the new closing date is Friday 3 March 2023 (see email below). We again encourage as many people as possible to submit comments into this important work. Continue reading

Expanded Veterinary Hospital, 176 Dixon Drive

During our July Public Meeting we were asked about the Environmental Impact Consultation for the Weston Woden Animal Hospital development. Canberra Town Planning has made a significant effort to ensure the Weston Creek Community is engaged and we encourage interested residents to participate in a constructive manner.  Continue reading

Share your thoughts on preliminary designs and parking changes at Cooleman Court

Share your thoughts on preliminary designs and parking changes at Cooleman Court The ACT Government is progressing with design work for the second stage of improvements to Brierly Street adjacent to Cooleman Court in Weston. In mid-2021 we checked in with the local community and undertook further engagement to gather ideas and feedback on improvements people would like to see… Continue reading

Committee Report now available—Inquiry into renewable energy innovation in the ACT

Council has received the report of the Standing Committee on Environment, Climate Change and Biodiversity for its inquiry into renewable energy innovation in the ACT. Council made a submission to the enquiry and remains very interested in energy security in the ACT and will continue to share information on this topic it receives Continue reading

Engaging with the Draft Planning Bill

LAST CALL: Weston Creek Community Council wants to hear your views on what is important to be changed or maintained in the processes of planning and development of the Territory. Thank you to those who have already provided feedback. ACT Government is currently consulting on the draft Planning Bill so that they can incorporate community feedback before finalising it for… Continue reading