The Council

The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) is a non-political, voluntary lobby group for the Woden Valley community.

We focus on a wide range of issues such as planning, community facilities and infrastructure, parks and open space, public transport, parking, education, the environment and health. Community Councils are officially recognised by the ACT Government and are consulted by government on issues affecting our communities.

Our monthly meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month (Feb - Dec) at 7.30pm upstairs at the Hellenic Club in Matilda St, Phillip.

Membership is free and new members are always very welcome. Contact us at wvcc@bigpond.net.au or Ph 0420 529 747

Visit WVCC

Combined Councils

Presentation by Vaughan Cox local resident and a Mr Fluffy owner - Dec 14 Meeting

This presentation outlined the problems associated with the approximately 1021 affected houses in the ACT, touched on issues such as market values of houses for owners voluntarily “opting in” to accept ACT Government offers, independent valuations, costs such as relocation, stamp duties, block clearances, legal fees and the apparent closure of buyback offers by 30 June, 2015

Presentation by the John James Foundation for the Leukaemia foundation on a proposed respite care facility in Garran - Dec 14 Meeting

The proposed site in Garran was selected as being close to the hospital; thorough site assessment (including traffic noise, parking facilities, flood mitigation) and other environmental issues (such as walking trails and existing flora and fauna) were canvassed.

Presentation by the Goodwin Group on the proposed Farrer redevelopment - Dec 14 Meeting

Established in 1954 and one of Canberra’s largest, the Goodwin Farrer Aged Care is showing its age and requires an upgrade. The proposed improvements include: Independent Living Units, currently numbering some 73, will be increased to around 150-160; Age Care Units, (63 to about 120) all supplemented with  four and five storey apartment buildings.

Have your say on 40 km/h precincts in Canberra's group centres

Have your say on proposed 40km/h zones for Curtin and Mawson group centres. For more information visit  the ACT Government website

Temporary Closure - WODEN Bus Interchange Entrance

Between 5.00 am to 7.00 pm on Sunday 23 and Sunday 30 November 2014 WODEN Bus Interchange Entrance will be closed at Bradley Street for  the Demolition of the overhead footbridge connecting Woden Plaza and the Hidden Gardens. Some ACTION services will terminate and depart at different platforms. Contact ACTION for changes. 

Observations from Italy

Deputy Chair of WVCC, Mike Reddy, is currently touring through Italy and has sent up some observations relevant to WVCC. WVCC regularly discusses transport, urban planning, solar access and energy and community amenity. Mike's travel diary touches on these issues.
Part one: Rome
Part two: Florence to Lipari
Part three: Syracusa to Naples
Part four - Naples - Rome - Athens - Cruise
Part five- London
Part six - London - Hong Kong - Sydney

WVCC - Budget 2015 -16 submission

Woden Valley Council Council (WVCC) has list four key priorities in its Budget 2015 -16 submission.

  • The design and construction of a Woden valley community centre: WVCC understands that designs and potential sites have already been identified. Further consultation with Woden community is required.
  • Funding for the construction of Wetlands on Yarralumla creek: Yarralumla creek has been identified as a priority area for the ACT Basin priority project, WVCC welcomes the allocation of funding through this program.
  • An Enclosed aquatic facility for Woden: The state of Phillip pool and the move by the ACT Government for higher density in the town centre ,makes an enclosed pool for Woden highly desirable. This has been backed by two major consultant reports
  • Upgrade of the Woden Bus interchange and associated transport infrastructure: With the Westfield Mall extension in doubt, the ACT Government needs to continue the upgrade and redesign of the Interchange without Westfield. Also continue the upgrade at Woden bus depot and bus lane priority measures along Athllon Drive and Yarra Glen/ Adelaide Avenue.

Read the full submission here ...