Planning review WCCC submission

Council lodged a submission on the draft Planning Bill last week. Council’s submission covered all areas of the Bill, but particularly focussed on the governance and probity aspects. Very timely to be commenting on proposed “arms-length governance” at this time, as the CIT procurement controversy bubbles along. We would like to thank the people who took the time to contribute… Continue reading

Blocks 1151 and 864 Weston Creek – Construction of Aged Care Facility

Council has received the following email (including link) from the National Capital Authority about Works Approval for the proposed Aged Care/ Seniors Living Facility on Cotter Road. While Council did not oppose the development, noting the need for quality aged care/seniors living, it made some suggestions that would enhance the development. These suggestions included commentary about the traffic at the… Continue reading

ACAT Rejects Village Building Company Proposal for Old AFP Site

Council has received the ACAT decision on the proposed development of the Old AFP site. The appeal has been rejected. Council is pleased that the proponent will now need to develop plans that are consistent with the expectations of the residents for such a gateway site. Continue reading

The Response on Council’s letter to the CEO of the Commonwealth Bank on the Weston Branch Closure

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

Proposed School Bus Travel under the New Network

Council has assembled a list of the probable schools for students in Weston Creek and Molonglo and the buses routes proposed by Transport Canberra in the new bus Network to start in early 2019 – see below A reminder too that Consultation closes on 12 August on the new Network proposals.  Please have your say at https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/rapid-bus-network Council will have its… Continue reading