Chronicle – May 2011

There is a change of date for our meeting this month to Wednesday the 18th of May to avoid a clash with the State of Origin rugby league game.

Our local Liberal member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, Jeremy Hanson, will attend and speak on the issues he sees as facing the Weston Creek Community and what the Liberal Party would bring to Weston Creek in particular, including services and deliverables. Our Meeting will be held at the Weston Club at 7.30 pm. Representatives from the ACT Police will also attend and brief the Community on current Police activity in the area.

Jeremy Hanson’s attendance will be the first of three attendees over the next three months, one from each of the Major Political parties, to brief on what their party will bring to Weston Creek in services and deliverables. The timing is good with the ACT Election due in October 2012.

The good news this month is the decision for a Master Plan of the Cooleman Court precinct to begin in the coming year which Council hopes will address the issues particularly of parking and services to the Weston Creek Community and the early residents of North Weston and Wright and Coombs in Molonglo. The other good news is the proposed Redistribution of Electoral Boundaries in the ACT which keeps Weston Creek wholly within the Molonglo Electorate. Council hopes that the final outcome stays this way.

The ACT Budget once more has been disappointing for Weston Creek. No Shopfront, No Library, No Swimming Pool, No enhancement or change to Bus Services, No real Seniors Centre, No new Community Facility, No Health Centre, just some new bicycle lanes on the roads that few people want. Once more the District has been forgotten yet there seems to be plenty for Molonglo – a leisure centre feasibility study and a design for a Riverside Park. The only item I have located to date relating specifically to Weston Creek is the construction of an Early Childhood Centre at Holder.

To keep up to date with all issues affecting Weston Creek please monitor the Weston Creek Community Council’s website at www.wccc.com.au .

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