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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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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 ...

WVCC Mawson master plan submission

The Woden Valley Community Council believes the Draft Mawson master plan needs to incorporate more of the community’s views and values than is currently the case. More focus on the public realm is required and less focus on increasing building heights.  Mawson was planned as a place for shopping, meeting and services for residents in the southern part of Woden Valley, and should continue to serve this purpose. These functions are clearly endorsed in the 2008 Precinct Plan.

Click for WVCC Mawson master plan submission...

WVCC Woden master plan submission

The Woden Valley Community council has made several recommendations to the Draft Woden master plan which focuses on several key areas which includes: Transport, Building heights and Planning context, Public realm, Urban Amenity, Open space, and Sports and Recreation Facilities . The recommendations here are to compliment and provide alternative solutions that can be incorporated into the master plan.

Click to read the WVCC Woden master plan submission ...

New parking arrangements - Furzer Street Woden

In the week commencing 23 March 2015, Canberra Contractors will establish a site compound (see blue area on map) on the west side of the Section 9 car park closest to Melrose Drive. This will be in preparation for the car park closure in April and planned work to improve the Furzer Street Precinct. Following this, the Section 9 Permit Zone parking spaces (yellow map reference) will become paid parking as of 25 March 2015 until the closure of the car park.

Further advice is to be provided by the ACT Government on the date of closure of that car park. In line with the closure of this car park, the new multi-level Skypark Carpark south of the Woden Tradesman Union Club (red map reference) will be opened to the public and provide more than 940 car parks, including motorcycle and accessible parking spaces. Details about this car park can be found on the developer’s website www.skyparkcarpark.com.au

For more information please visit the Economic Development website at www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au, contact them by phone on 6205 0600 or email EDDCommunity@act.gov.au.

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.

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