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 info@wvcc.org.au.

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The Draft Curtin Master plan has been released

Draft Curtin master plan has been released for comment. (click picture to enlarge) There is a survey to complete on the Have Your Say website, along with  the full draft documents to download. It is important to remember that this is just a draft and if you have any concerns about the plans please don't hesitate to send in your feedback to - curtin@act.gov.au and also to the WVCC email address info@wvcc.org.au

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What is the future for Higher Education in the Woden Valley Area?


With the recent announcement of a new Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) campus in Tuggeranong this will mean the closure of the Woden CIT campus. Most courses from Woden will be transferred to Tuggeranong in 2016 with the remaining course(s) being relocated out of Woden by 2017.

 The Woden Valley Community Council (WVCC) has sent a letter to Ms Joy Burch asking ‘what is the future of higher education in Woden’. Given its location close to the Canberra Hospital, health related courses should remain or be relocated to a Woden CIT campus.

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WVCC Budget submission - ACT 2016-17

The ACT budget 2016 – 17 consultation closed on the 14th October after a short four week consultation. The WVCC made a submission to the consultation and listed five key priorities based on current works, consultant reports and ageing infrastructure. These include:

Funding for a new Woden Community/Arts Centre. The Woden community centre report identified the possible reuse of existing empty buildings with Callam Offices a strong contender, though refurbishment costs are high.

The upgrade of Woden Bus interchange and associated transport infrastructure. The proposed upgrade of the Woden Bus interchange continues slowly with the partial removal of the ramp and walkway to create new stairs and a glass elevator. The new bus interchange design must include cover or a roof structure that will protect commuters transitioning between services.

Fund or release sites for an enclosed multipurpose indoor sports facility which includes an Aquatic centre. Two major consultant reports have recommended that an indoor aquatics centre be located in the town centre along with a indoor multi court facility. The WVCC has recommended the ACT Government consider releasing a site for the purpose of a multi sports indoor facility.

Yarralumla Creek revitalisation project - Woden Wetlands / Channel naturalisation. Continuing on from the work and proposed options with the ACT Basin priority project the WVCC has suggested that this work continue in future ACT Budgets under the Yarralumla creek revitalisation project.

Street Lighting renewal.  It is now time to start a street lighting upgrade program for Woden given the age and the current street lighting does not meet current Australian Standards. This is a long term project which can to be spread across future ACT budgets, but work on the renewal needs to start now.

Read submission here ...

Woden Valley Reflections - 15 Nov 15

Woden Valley reflections - 15 November 2015 2pm Aegean Room Woden Hellenic Club

Program includes

  • Growing up in Woden Valley: an illustrated talk by political journalist Jules Fitzgerald
  • Poetry reading by Timoshenko Aslanides
  • Music by Songmen
  • Talking Woden Valley Business: interviews with Simon Maddox and Elita Mackay
  • Complimentary afternoon tea!

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Woden Valley Annual General meeting 2015

Woden Valley Annual General meeting 2015  is on 7th October Woden Hellenic 7.30pm .

Call for Nominations for 2015-16 WVCC committee . All positions available for nomination. Please fill out the nomination form or copies will be available at the meeting.

With the ACT election to be held in 2016 it’s important that Woden is represented by a strong community voice that seeks to represent the Woden valley community.  The redistribution of the electoral boundaries will mean for the first time that all Woden Valley suburbs will all be within one electorate. An issue that the WVCC has been fighting for several years.

Yarralumla Creek Catchment.

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The ACT Basin Priority Project will be hosting community events at each of the six priority catchment areas including Yarralumla Creek in Woden. Community members will have the opportunity to explore and discuss options for future infrastructure development in each of the catchment areas. They will also provide an opportunity to meet the project team and discuss and capture any additional ideas and feedback. For more information on the Yarralumla creek catchment and options please go to  the website - click here.

There will be a drop in session on Wednesday 29 July between  2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm  at Hughes Community Centre for the Yarralumla Creek options. You can also provide your comments online at  and also at www.betterwater.net.au

Woden Cemetery Master Plan

The WVCC wishes to record its objection to the proposed extension of the Woden Cemetery , on the following grounds.

  • The proposed extension alienates scarce public recreational space in the Woden East area;
  • The proposal represents a short-term fix to a long-term problem.
  • The ACT Government should, instead, fund further development of the Cemetery Authority’s 2010 proposal for a new cemetery and crematorium for south Canberra, on the Long Gully site.

The WVCC submission is available here ...