ACT Budget – Rates, Cost of Living & Flexible Bus

The cost of living pressures are an issue for many older citizens. As announced several months ago, there will be a $50 increase to the utilities concession from 1 July 2018 taking the total payment to $654 a year. With winter upon us it is hoped this will provide some relief for households managing their winter energy consumption, especially those… Continue reading

Molonglo Information Night

The Suburban Land Agency is hosting another Molonglo Valley Community Information Night on Thursday 24 May 2018 between 7pm and 9pm at Charles Weston School. This event will be live streamed to the Molonglo Valley Mingle Facebook page and will include a Q&A session. These videos will also be uploaded to the Molonglo Valley Mingle page on the Suburban Land Agency website. Continue reading

Our Community believes that it is the responsibility of the Government of Australia to fully fund these Institutions.

Over the years we have seen a relentless drive by successive Governments to diminish these Institutions through continued budget reductions whether they be through the so-called “efficiency dividend” or other cuts. Our community believes that there is a Community Service Obligation on the Parliament of Australia and its Members and Senators to fully fund these Institutions to enable them to operate for the benefit of all Australians. Continue reading

Council disagrees with the splitting of Woden in the Proposed new Electorates in the ACT

The proposed boundaries split the Woden Valley into two electorates. This has been catastrophic for the Woden Town Centre where, under the ACT Electorate boundaries for at least 8 years, the District was split in two as is proposed here by this Re-distribution. With the ACT Electorate changes finally putting Woden back together again in 2016, it would be tragic for the Federal Re-Distribution to again split this community. The suburbs of Lyons, Curtin, Hughes, Garran and Phillip should be included in the electorate of Bean.

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