Planning Bill

Council has been advised that the Labor and Greens Assembly representatives have reached “in-principal agreement” to the Planning Bill and it is likely to be passed in the Assembly tomorrow, 6 June 2023. We understand there is likely to be 119 amendments to be debated.  The good news is that the views of Council about the original Bill have been… Continue reading

WCCC Newsletter May 2023

Council invites the Weston Creek community to the 31 May 2023 Public Meeting. This meeting will focus on housing options, with the Vice President of Cohousing Canberra (and respected former Murrumbidgee MLA Caroline Le Couteur) leading a presentation on Co-Housing. Caroline will also be available to answer questions. We also plan to discuss the latest developments with the Planning Reform… Continue reading

Government response to planning committee inquiry report

Council has provided Minister Gentleman, local Murrumbidgee MLAs, the Legislative Assembly Standing Planning Committee members, and the Opposition Planning Spokesperson, Mr Peter Cain, with Council’s Commentary on the Government’s response to the Planning Committee report on the Planning Bill currently under consideration by the Legislative Assembly. The comments are in the linked document: Continue reading

Council’s Submission on ACT Gov Budget 2023-24

Council has lodged its submission to the ACT Government’s Budget process for 2023-24. The submission was prepared taking into account feedback we have received from the Weston Creek Community since the last Budget was announced. While recognising funding is likely to be constrained this year, the Government still needs to invest wisely for the community benefit. Weston Creek certainly has some needs that need to be addressed. Continue reading

Canberra Town Planning submission: Stirling Labor Club and adjacent open space

While reviewing the submissions lodged with the ACT Government’s Planning Directorate during the consultation phase of the development of the new Territory Plan and District Strategies we noticed the submission linked below suggesting the Canberra Labor Club’s Stirling site and adjacent lands could be considered for some densification. It is important to consider the potential loss of facilities in conjunction… Continue reading

Newsletter March 2023

Council invites the Weston Creek community to the 29 March 2023 Public Meeting which will focus on the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s for a combined Emergency Services Centre on Block 2 Section 58 Duffy. You may recall this issue was flagged at the February 2023 meeting and attracted significant commentary. We will also discuss Council’s proposed submission to the… Continue reading