Community Noticeboard

Rural road closures in the ACT - Update - Friday 29 July 2016
Release date: 29 July 2016
Transport Canberra and City Services

The ACT Government wishes to inform motorists that Mount Franklin Road is now open at Bulls Head car park. Corin Road will also be open from 2 pm for its entire length. A number of changed traffic arrangements remain in place following inclement weather conditions.

ACT Government backs Reservists to defend the nation
Release date: 28 July 2016
Andrew Barr, MLA

It will be easier for ACT Government employees to serve their country as an Australian Defence Force Reservist under a new agreement signed between the ACT Government and the Department of Defence.

ACT Schools join together to strengthen Student Voice
Release date: 28 July 2016
Shane Rattenbury, MLA

Minister for Education, Shane Rattenbury, has joined ACT students from public, Catholic and Independent schools to hear their views on student and school matters that are important to them at the Ask Us Student Voice Forum.

CBR Sport Awards to honour Canberra's best
Release date: 28 July 2016
Yvette Berry, MLA

Sport is a central part of Canberra's story. It is important that sport has a platform to honour its champions and those contributors that will be the next chapter in this story.

New CIT campus to support Tuggeranong businesses
Release date: 28 July 2016
Meegan Fitzharris, MLA

The new CIT campus in the Tuggeranong town centre is a boost for local residents and businesses, with the institute set to bring hundreds of students and teachers into the area from this month.

Active travel improvements continue on Wakefield Avenue
Release date: 27 July 2016
Transport Canberra and City Services

Work is set to continue over the coming weeks to provide improvements to the active travel corridor on Wakefield Avenue. These works include widening footpaths, installing pram ramps and new signage.

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Warm Trees
1 - 29 July 2016

This July, several of the forests of the National Arboretum will be transformed into a myriad of colours with the installation of the largest knitted art gallery in the world.

A Pooch Affair
30 July 2016

A boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region. A Pooch Affair unites those active in the dog community with those whose domestic animals are a part of the family.

GWS GIANTS v Richmond Tigers at Manuka Oval this Saturday
30 July 2016

Don't miss the GWS GIANTS take on Richmond on Saturday 30 July at Manuka Oval. Gates open at 9:15am (Services Club) and 11:30am (Main and East Gates) with the first bounce at 1.45pm.

To make it easy for you to get there, ACTION are providing FREE chartered buses to and from Manuka Oval, departing from Woden (Platform 10) and City (Platform 11) bus stations between 11.30am and 1.30pm. Free return services will depart from Manuka Oval to Woden and City bus stations approximately 20 minutes after the game.

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region
1 June - 31 August 2016

The Truffle Festival - Canberra Region is the ultimate foodie festival. Each year from June to August individual events are held across the region highlighting the rare Black Winter Truffle. Participating venues offer a range opportunities to taste and experience the magic of these highly prized gems.

Winter Festival at the National Portrait Gallery
7 August 2016

Celebrate Canberra's winter season at the National Portrait Gallery's annual Winter Festival.

Woden Seniors Big Book Fair
12 - 14 August 2016

Woden Seniors BIG Book Fair is on again. The Club will be filled with a huge range of quality books, as well as magazines, games, vinyl records and DVDs - all for sale at very reasonable prices.

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Mulligans Flat closure
Transport Canberra and City Services

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.

Green bin pilot program
Transport Canberra and City 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.

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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.

Have your say on smoke-free ACT public playgrounds
11 August 2016

The discussion paper has been produced to assist interested community members respond to the ACT Government's proposal to establish a smoke-free area 10 metres around children's play equipment in ACT Government owned public playgrounds and play spaces in the ACT. The terms playgrounds and play spaces are used interchangeably throughout the paper.

The ACT Government recognises the value of play and an active lifestyle for all children and their carers. The Government is committed to providing play spaces that foster children's healthy social, physical and mental development. Currently, there are no restrictions on smoking at outdoor public playgrounds or in the ACT.

The discussion paper has been produced to assist interested community members to respond to the consultation.

The ACT Government will use feedback gathered as part of the consultation process to assess the feasibility of declaring ACT Government owned public playgrounds and play spaces smoke-free under existing ACT legislation.

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%).

Gartside Street improvements concept plan
Closing date: 29 August 2016

A new look and feel for Gartside Street in Erindale is on the way with preliminary concept plans to revitalise the street on display. The Gartside Street improvements plan proposes to address the current traffic, on-street parking and pedestrian safety issues in the area.

The ACT Government committed $860,000 over two years in the 2015-16 ACT Budget to design and construct stage one the Gartside Street improvements following the 2012 Erindale Group Centre Master Plan.

View the Gartside Street concept plan.

The first priority of the concept plan is to address the central section of Gartside Street with traffic calming measures, verge upgrades and two new pedestrian crossings to improve safety.

Targeted consultation on the concept plan with traders and lessees directly impacted by the work is currently underway.

Drop in information session

Tuggeranong residents are invited to meet with the project team on-site between 3 pm and 5.30 pm on Thursday 28 July 2016 to view the plans. It's a great chance to meet one-on-one with ACT Government staff and ask questions.

The concept plan is on display at the Erindale Library until Thursday 25 August 2016.

Play Space Upgrade at Point Hut Pond District Park
Closing date: 31 December 2016

Following on from the results of the consultation a new climbing structure that is unique to the park has been chosen as the preferred new item to replace the flying fox. Play opportunities for children with a disability was also reviewed as part of the consultation and as such, inclusive items have been added to the climbing unit. New swings that include a range of seat types will be constructed.

These new play items are targeted to a broad age range with a focus on primary school aged children. Local consultant Redbox Design Group has designed the new play space equipment. The finali designs can be viewed on the Territory and Municipal Services website.

Tenders are now open for the construction of the new climbing structure and swings. Construction is schedule to commence in March 2016 and be completed by mid-2016.

The ACT Government is committed to encouraging outdoor play and making healthy lifestyle choices easier. Encouraging people to participate in physical activity is just one way we can achieve healthy weight outcomes.

For more details on the Point Hut Pond District Park play space upgrade visit the Territory and Municipal Services website.

Green bins coming to Canberra - Expression of interest
Closing date: 31 December 2016

We're all proud of our city - a green waste bin will be a convenient way for you to keep your backyard beautiful, and help keep our streets neat and tidy.

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

This is an important new service that people have asked for, and it will save families time and money. It will also help divert garden waste going to landfill each year.

Residents in Weston Creek and Kambah will be able to opt-in to the service for a one-off, cost‑recovery fee of around $50, with bins collected every fortnight. Concession card holders will receive their bin for free.

For more information, read the FAQs.

To express your interest in this scheme fill out the form or call 13 22 81.

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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
Coroner's Court Directions Hearing - Douglas 30 Jul 2016
Coroner's Court Directions Hearing - Parry amended 30 Jul 2016
Coroner's Court Directions Hearing - Freeman 30 Jul 2016
Coroner's Court Hearing - Freeman 30 Jul 2016
Commencement of technical amendment TA2016-04 29 Jul 2016
Application for Real Estate Agent Licence 29 Jul 2016
Application for Liquor Licence 29 Jul 2016
Territory Plan - Commencement of Technical Amendment 2016-05 Moncrieff (2) 29 Jul 2016
Territory Plan - Public Availability Notice - Draft Variation No 353 28 Jul 2016
Environment Protection Agreement 28 Jul 2016
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