The Saga of Coppins Crossing

Once more Coppins Crossing was closed to traffic last week.  It may be closed again with rain forecast this week.
Thanks to John Mungoven, a Member of the Weston Creek Community, we have a number of photos which show the debris and the height of the floodwaters over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of August.
This really shows why the high level bridge needs to be brought forward to connect north and south Molonglo as well as to provide another safe road to cross the Molonglo River.

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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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CHAOS ON THE PARKWAY AGAIN – bring the Molonglo River High Level Bridge Forward

Coppin’s Crossing closed again by floodwaters, a crash on the Tuggeranong Parkway and traffic heading south stops.  There is no alternate road travelling south across the Molonglo River west of Commonwealth Avenue bridge and a trip through the City.  It is time to bring the construction of the High Level Bridge over the Molonglo River forward.  Read Council’s further letter to Minister Steel.

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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