Tom Anderson (Chair WCCC) speaking with Stephen Cenatiempo on 2CC
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The ACT Government today announced that the temporary Car park proposed for Watling place would not proceed. Council welcomes this decision as the proposed number of car parking spaces was continually reduced to now some 56 spaces which council believes can be found in some adjustment o time limits around Cooleman Court. We look forward to an engaging community consultation process for the upgrade of Brierly Street
Minister Steel has responded to Council’s letter on the proposed parking space at Watling Place. Unfortunately he has maintained that the parking will go ahead despite the Community saying that it isn’t needed. Read the letter here Continue reading
Council has lodged a Submission stating that it does not support the proposed Car Park known as the “Watling Place” car park now proposed for 65 parking spaces. Continue reading
Despite Council writing to Minister Steel advising him that the now 65 car park spaces could be found from a review of the current parking in and around Cooleman Court, Government has gone ahead and lodged a Development Application. We would encourage you to lodge comments on this proposal pointing out that there is no need for it now. Continue reading
Wesfarmers announced today that the Target Store that we all love, and have loved for years in Cooleman Court, is to be closed. This is another shattering blow to our Community following the closure of the Commonwealth Bank Branch at Coolo in March.
The timing is appalling in the middle of the Covid 19 crisis.
Council is shattered and surprised that this has been announced like all bad news, on a Friday afternoon. This is more than disappointing for our Community, it is a blow to the body. It is also a blow for those who will lose their employment at this time and for the Centre itself with the largest retail shop closing. No mention of a Kmart coming in. Surely this is not the time for a conglomerate like Wesfarmers to make these decisions.
While it is another blow to the local community, we are resilient and we will get through this as well. Read the letter advising the closure here.
Council suggests alternative proposal to building the “Temporary Car Park” at Cooleman Court to Minister Steel. Read the letter here… Continue reading
Changes have been made to the proposed Temporary Car Park off Parkinson Street at Cooleman Court resulting in a reduction of car parking spaces to 65. View plan and letter Continue reading
Council wrote to the CEO, Matt Comyn, expressing its deep disappointment with the closure of the Commonwealth Bank Branch at Weston. A really poor response spending one line addressing the issues that Council raised and then telling people to travel all over Canberra to get to a Branch. Continue reading
The new Health Walk-in-Centre in Weston will be open for business on Friday the 13th of December.
A presentation to the weston Creek Community Council on Wednesday 27th of November outlined details of the centre. The presentation can be accessed here.