News Update – Sep 20

Heritage experts’ letter to Minister; Kurrajong Electorate Candidates Forum; Bruce Paine (Independent); Canberra Progressives: Tim Böhm,Therese Faulkner, Peta Swarbrick; Kings Park Consultation; Ainslie Avenue development & Kanangra Court Flats; Kings Park Improvement Strategy consultation; Ainslie Avenue redevelopment; Reid Spring Walk 22 November.

Planning Reform

Planning reform and community input to shape a better future for Canberra appear to be a focus for some political parties in the next ACT Elections. The RRA have written to the parties requesting their policies on both heritage and enforcing even current regulations pertaining to suburbs such as Reid.

UNSW Canberra City Campus Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report

The UNSW Canberra City Campus Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report is available and note the report’s final recommendation: We also recommend maintaining regular engagement with key stakeholders including the Reid Residents Association, Campbell Community Association, St John’s Canberra, CIT Canberra, Reid Early Childhood Centre and the ACT branch of the National Trust throughout the Canberra City campus journey.

 

We urge you to keep abreast of this development and please let us know any concerns you may have.

RRA News – July 2020

Mt Ainslie reassessment for Indigenous Heritage Significance As new information regarding the heritage significance of Mt Ainslie has come to light Federal Minister for Environment, Susan Ley MP, has instructed her department to review the heritage claims. Further, Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister, has called for a complete halt onRead article …

Lake Burley Griffin, West Basin, Block 23 Section 33 Acton Waterfront: Works Application consultation on boardwalk and infill

The proposed infill of Lake Burley Griffin and the Acton Park boardwalk have both supporters and strong opposition. Issues involve loss of public space and yet more high-rise apartments. This area is very close to Reid, a lovely walk along the Lake’s edge. If you have a little spare time here are some issues you may wish to consider and please send off comments on this proposal. Yes, time is short and there’s a lot on! Submissions are  due tomorrow.