Community Noticeboard

Cheaper stamp duty for new motorcycles and scooters all part of building a more sustainable city
Release date: 29 June 2016
Mick Gentleman, MLA

The ACT Government is encouraging the community to take advantage of cheaper stamp duty for new motorcycles and scooters, which will come into effect on 1 July 2016.

Second stage Hornsdale Wind Farm reaches financial close
Release date: 29 June 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

The announcement that the second stage of the Hornsdale Wind Farm project will move to construction with all finances secured has been welcomed by Minister for Environment and Climate Change Simon Corbell.

Report highlights progress on overweight and obesity
Release date: 29 June 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The ACT Government's Healthy Weight Initiative Progress Report 2016 has revealed that progress is being made  towards curbing increasing levels of overweight and obesity in the ACT, Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris announced.

Improved times in emergency department and long wait elective surgery
Release date: 29 June 2016
Simon Corbell, MLA

New figures released have shown improved access to care for patients in the emergency department and those needing elective surgery, Minister for Health Simon Corbell has announced.

Rural road closures in the ACT - Update - Wednesday 29 June 2016
Release date: 29 June 2016
Territory and Municipal Services

The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists that Mount Franklin Road is open at Bulls Head but remains closed at Mount Franklin Chalet following recent inclement weather.

Expo provides mature age workers with the competitive edge
Release date: 29 June 2016
Dr Chris Bourke, MLA

The ACT's first Career Check Up Expo for mature workers has empowered mature age employees to remain competitive in the workforce, Minister for Veterans and Seniors Chris Bourke said.

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Aquis Brumbies v Reds
1 July 2016

See the Aquis Brumbies v Reds at GIO Stadium. The Queensland Reds 2016 squad is bursting with exciting young talent and Canberra can't wait to welcome them to the fortress!

MaryMead Monster Garage Sale
2 July 2016

Come along and snap up a bargain at the Marymead Monster Garage Sale on Saturday, 2 July from 9.00am 1.00pm at 255 Goyder Street, Narrabundah. There will be plants, books, craft, toys, bric-a-brac and clothing for sale with all proceeds going to Marymead.

School Holidays at the AIS
4 - 8 July 2016

Want to keep your kids active and entertained over the school holidays in a safe environment? These programs are suitable for primary school aged children and will have your child exploring a world of fun, activity and adventure.

July school holidays at the Arboretum
4 - 15 July 2016

Stories in the Forest and kite making are back these school holidays, as well as free knitting and craft activities and the opportunity to decorate Pod Playground with colourful knitted scarves. Fun will be had!

World Curry Festival
8 - 10 July 2016

Foodies from far and wide come together for the World Curry Festival. This celebration of culture and community offers tantalising street fare, scrumptious market stall goodies and a variety of live performances in the heart of the city.

Aquis Brumbies v Western Force
16 July 2016

See the Aquis Brumbies v Western Force at GIO Stadium. It's the Brumbies' last match before Super Rugby finals.

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Green bin pilot program
Territory and Municipal Services

The ACT Government plans to roll out green bins across the ACT, with residents in Weston Creek and Kambah the first to get access as part of a pilot program in early 2017.

This is an important new service for ratepayers, and will save families time and money. It will also help divert some of the 5,000 tonnes of garden waste that is currently going to landfill each year.

Smart bin trial
Territory and Municipal Services

Innovative solar-powered self-compacting rubbish bins are being trialled in the public spaces of 3 new developments at Link Park in Wright, 'Campbell 5' in Campbell and Eastlake Parade on Kingston Foreshore.

2016-17 ACT Budget
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The 2016-17 ACT Budget is a budget for an even better Canberra. This Budget delivers more services today and in coming years. It builds on our plan to secure a better future for Canberra.

Car share trial in the ACT
Transport for Canberra

A two year car sharing trial, giving residents access to a fleet of 22 vehicles across Canberra is now available.

The trial is being run by two car sharing companies GoGet and Popcar, who have already established programs across Australia.

22 car spaces across the ACT including the City (Magistrates Court Car park and London Circuit/Constitution Avenue), Dickson (Challis Street) and the Parliamentary Triangle have been allocated for these cars.

The program has a number of environmental benefits for the ACT, as well as economic benefits for those who use it.

The car sharing program will use newer, more fuel-efficient cars, including hybrid vehicles. By encouraging sharing the same vehicle between a number of different people, the program should encourage less car usage for individuals and fewer cars on the road.

For more information visit the Transport for Canberra website.

Mulligans Flat closure
Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary will be closed every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 pm to 4 am the following day throughout the month of March 2016 (excluding public holidays).

Between 1 April 2016 to 30 September 2016 it will be closed every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 pm to 4 am the following day (excluding public holidays).

The closures are to allow for the ongoing program to control rabbit and hare populations.

Notification signage is in place at all public entrances to the reserve to alert people to the closure. For more information please call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Mattress recycling program commences in the ACT
Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

A new mattress recycling facility has commenced operation in the ACT. Canberra residents can drop their old mattresses off at the Hume Sheds on John Cory Circuit from 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday to have them recycled for a fee. A convenient pick up service is also available.

The new facility, run by Soft Landing, will recycle up to 90 percent of mattress components. An average mattress contains 12.5kg of steel, 4kg of foam and 12kg for a wood base which can be separated for recycling to divert thousands of tonnes of waste from landfill each year.

There will be price increases to enable the transition from mattress disposal to a social and environmental mattress recycling project. The gate fee at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres will be increased to be in line with other jurisdictions.

For more information, including fees, please visit the Territory and Municipal Services website.

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Input sought into Mulligans Flat expansion proposal
Closing date: 30 June 2016

The Woodland and Wetlands Trust is asking the Canberra community to provide their views on the expansion of the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary to help guide the development of a concept plan and interpretation strategy.

Since its inception in 2009 the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary has played host to a number of successful endangered animal re-introductions which are protected by the predator-proof fence surrounding the Sanctuary.

The Woodlands and Wetlands Trust wants to find out what is important for people in terms of the future of the sanctuary. The main goals of the concept plan are to guide how the expanded sanctuary will be managed, including key values, research goals and recreation and interpretation opportunities.

The Woodland and Wetlands Trust was established to ensure the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary and the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve are managed to promote the special natural and cultural values of both areas and is a partnership between the community, scientific researchers and government.

The survey is available from now until Thursday 30 June 2016.

A Day to Celebrate Reconciliation - Have Your Say
Closing date: 1 July 2016

The Government is seeking your views on replacing the Family and Community Day or the Queen's Birthday with a permanent Reconciliation Day to commence in 2017.

The ACT Government is well advanced on its journey to Reconciliation, seeking to work in partnership with all the diverse elements of the Canberra community to deliver its Social Inclusion and Equality Program. The ACT Government seeks to find practical paths to Reconciliation, to work more closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve more equitable outcomes, and celebrate their diverse cultures and contributions to the life of the capital.

Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians. Reconciliation is not simply about improved services and economic independence. Reconciliation promotes political unity, helping all Australians to feel connected to tens of thousands of years of life and culture on this county.

Commencement of a Reconciliation Day in 2017, being the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 referendum, will be of significance to the all Australians. The proposed date in 2017 for the new Reconciliation Day could be Monday 29 May 2017.

The Government proposes to pursue a permanent change to the ACT's current public holiday regime to better recognise Reconciliation.

The Government believes this approach will align contemporary Australian by demonstrating that the Australian Capital Territory is committed to acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through the reconciliation process.

Views and comments would be appreciated by 1st July 2016 and may be submitted in writing to:

Mr Brian Wilson
Community Services Directorate
Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
GPO Box 158
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Or by email to: oatsia@act.gov.au

For more information on having your say about Reconciliation Day, visit www.communityservices.act.gov.au or email oatsia@act.gov.au

Consorting laws for the ACT - Have Your Say
Closing date: 7 July 2016

The Attorney-General Simon Corbell MLA has released a Discussion Paper to provide the community and stakeholders with an opportunity to consider and provide input on the potential introduction of consorting laws for the ACT to target serious and organised criminal activity.

Please visit the Time to Talk website to view the discussion paper.

ACT Draft Water Resource Plan available for community comment
Closing date: 15 July 2016

The ACT Government has prepared a draft ACT Water Resource Plan and it is now available for community comment.

The Plan is an important commitment under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It sets out the government's approach to management of the Territory's surface water and groundwater resources. It provides an overview of water resources in the ACT and region, and the policy approach to water planning and management, particularly in managing water use under the sustainable diversion limits set for the ACT. It includes long-term environmental flow arrangements, water quality management and Aboriginal engagement.

Community consultation session 1: 23 June, Canberra Museum and Gallery theatre, 12.30 to 2.00pm.

Community consultation session 2: 6 July, Belconnen Community Arts Centre, 12.30 to 2.00pm.

Following community feedback and ACT Government endorsement, the ACT Water Resource Plan will be submitted to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) and the Australian Government for accreditation.

You can make comments by:
Visiting: www.environment.act.gov.au
Email: water.policy@act.gov.au
Posting to: Water Resources Plan team, Environment and Planning Directorate
PO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

Comments can be made until Friday 15 July 2016.

Western Greenway neighbourhood proposal
Closing date: 31 July 2016

The ACT Government will establish a community panel to draw on local expertise and knowledge to inform our next steps, with particular reference to protecting the river corridor. The community panel will include representatives from stakeholder groups and will provide an opportunity to hear the views and needs of the Tuggeranong community.

Guided by the community panel, we will also provide the wider community with opportunities to be involved through a number of workshops. These workshops allow the community to raise ideas and issues on the project, to explore options for the area.

More details on the workshops will be advertised via this website. If you would like to register your interest you can do so by emailing the project team.

In addition to other activities short online polls will enable the government to hear from community members who prefer to engage online.

Polls will be promoted via the website and through ACT Government social media channels.

Gungahlin and Phillip outdoor community fitness stations
Closing date: 21 August 2016

Over 150 respondents took part in a community consultation in July/August 2015 to help design new outdoor fitness stations for Yerrabi Pond District Park in Gungahlin and Eddison Park in Phillip.

The equipment each facility will receive has been selected following this community consultation. Both sites will receive a sit up bench, seated rower, leg press, chest press, leg raise and dip bars, and the Gungahlin site will also receive an assisted pull up machine.

This equipment will allow the community to undertake their preferred exercises which were identified as stretching (65%), body pull ups and push ups (64%), tricep dips (58%), sit ups (56%), rowing (53%) and pull ups and leg raises (53%).

The site for both of the fitness stations was also selected by the community. The station at Yerrabi Pond District Park will be in a large open space to the north of the play equipment and at Eddison Park the station will be adjacent to the pedestrian path.

Construction on the new fitness stations is expected to commence in March 2016 and works will be undertaken by The Great Outdoor Gym Company which has delivered outdoor gyms across Australia and the world.

Over 70% of respondents said the new equipment would encourage them to be more active, with people wanting to use it daily (10%), two to three times a week (38%) and weekly (37%).

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Recent changes to legislation have removed the requirement for the ACT Government to publish public notices in newspapers. Public notices can now be published on an ACT Government website. For more information about Red Tape Reduction please visit the Access Canberra website.

Public notice Release date
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 01 Jul 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 01 Jul 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 01 Jul 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 01 Jul 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 30 Jun 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 30 Jun 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 30 Jun 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 29 Jun 2016
Application for Registration of a Salesperson 29 Jun 2016
Application for Employment Agent Licence 29 Jun 2016
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