Tom Anderson talks on to Lish Fejer on ABC Radio about the Proposed Molonglo Community Council
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Council welcomes the lodgment of the Development Application for the bridge over the Molonglo River in Molonglo. It will be the biggest bridge in the ACT. The cost estimate is $174 million part of which will be funded by the Commonwealth government. Continue reading
The new suburb of Whitlam is now open for the public to explore, but what will it take to make sure the right infrastructure and facilities are in place when more than 2000 families move in? Stephen Cenatiempo of 2CC spoke to Weston Creek Community Council Chair Tom Anderson. Continue reading
The 2020 federal budget includes funding to fast-track the Molonglo River Bridge, if the ACT Government provides a matched investment. Stephen Cenatiempo spoke to Weston Creek Community Council chair Tom Anderson, who says it’s wonderful news. Continue reading
RiotACT reports on the Federal Budget fast track on the Molonglo River bridge, an initiative the WCCC has advocated for some time. Continue reading
Council cautiously welcomes the Chief Minister’s announcement today of $170 million for the last portion of John Gorton Drive including a bridge crossing the Molonglo River.
Council has lodged comments opposing the request for a lease variation on Block 1 Section 17 in Coombs [Development Application 202037450] where the space required to be provided to be used by the Community in the original lease will essentially be lost of the Request is agreed to.
Council has written to Minister’s Gentleman and Berry on the way to develop the Molonglo Commercial Centre stating that Council believes that the best outcome for residents of Molonglo would be achieved if the ACT Government sought the involvement of a major private sector partner to help deliver the entire Commercial Centre over a number of years. Council expects that there would be strong interest in such an offering from major national players in this market that could bring skills and innovative ideas to this important project.
This approach would be consistent with advice previously provided to the ACT Government on the development of the Molonglo Commercial Centre.
Council Chair Tom Anderson talks to Anna Vidot about the future of Coombs shops plus the Riot Act’s view of the sale. Continue reading
Council has finally received a response to its letter of 11 March. Waiting for over 3 months for a letter that provides no answer to the Coombs Shops debacle really does disappoint. The answer is wait for Koko to open at the end of probably 2021, another 18 months away, and the future Molonglo Group Centre sometime in the future. There is really nothing in the letter to give anything positive to the residents. Read the letter here Continue reading