Molonglo Valley prepares for influx of Whitlam residents

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

Council opposes Request for Lease Variation On Community Zoned Land

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.

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Council writes to Minister’s Gentleman and Berry on the way to Develop the Molonglo Commercial Centre 

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.

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A Disappointing Response from Minister Gentleman on the Coombs Shops

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

Minister Steel responds on the Molonglo Bridge

Minister Chris Steel has responded to our letter to bring forward the building of the Bridge over the Molonglo River. While seeing and agreeing with the benefits Council outlined, the Minister has stated that Given the early stages this project is in and the significant amount of design work that is still required before it can progress further, the Government… Continue reading

UPDATE – Tender open for the new Park and Ride parking spaces at Kirkpatrick Street

The Tender was opened today for the building of an additional 46 car parking spaces at the Kirkpatrick Street Park and Ride.  This will bring the toal number of spaces at this site to 95.
Council welcomes these additional spaces.  The Tender closes on the 26th of May so hopefully these will be in place well before the end of the year.

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