The ACT Government has sought comment on its City and Gateway Urban Renewal Strategy. WCCC feels quite strongly that the retention of the bushland character of the city is very important and should be considered in every project and at every stage of the implementation of this very ambitious plan.
The community is willing to embrace innovation with the strong proviso that other areas of the city not be neglected in terms of both planning quality and economic stimulus and viability.
We recognize the value of an enhanced entrance to the city for visitors that could result in an increase in both tourist numbers and satisfaction with a flow on to the general Canberra economy
This is a big vision and WCCC recognizes that change will be incremental and suggest that considerable public consultation will be required particularly at significant decision points.