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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


Please note: WVCC is not a local government council. If you have enquiries relating to government issues, please contact the ACT Government via Canberra Connect - phone 13 22 81 or Online Customer Feedback.



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Woden Green - Stage 3

Woden Green is a significant development east of the Woden Town centre bounded by Hindmarsh Drive and Callum Street.   Woden Valley Community Council has been consulted by the developers, Hindmarsh, over several years prior to and during construction.

 The architects, Scott Carver Pty Ltd, advise that "following recent upgrades to the cycleway, road infrastructure and pedestrian overpass, Hindmarsh plan to deliver the next stages in the Woden Green estate.  Comprised of a series of 3-storey residential buildings, underground parking, landscaping and recreational facilities, the development will be delivered over two separate stages.

 Hindmarsh have already been active in consulting with residents of the surrounding properties.  Following lodgement with ACTPLA the Development Applications will be available for public view and comment."

 Please follow the link to view plans and imagery of the proposals.

WVCC submission on proposed five X five-member electorates for ACT

WVCC supports the enlargement of the Assembly, but urges that priority be given to ensuring that electorate boundaries coincide with Canberra's 'towns'.

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Inquiry into the Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Amendment Bill 2014

WVCC has made a submission to the Inquiry into the Planning and Development (Project Facilitation) Amendment Bill 2014 being undertaken by the ACT Legislative Assembly.

Click to read the WVCC submission ...
Other submission can be viewed here ...

WVCC Meeting 2 April - Presentation Lydia Frommer

Architect/Town Planner and Lyons resident Lydia Frommer presentation on 'how to think about high rise building in Canberra


Click for a copy of the slides ...

WVCC Submission - Mawson &6 Woden Master Plans

WVCC submissions on proposed Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre Master Plans.
You can read the submissions here:

Black Spot Program for 2013/2014

The Black Spot Program for the 2013/2014 financial year includes:

  • Melrose Drive/Corinna Street: Reduction of speed limit from 70 km/h to 60 km/h between Hindmarsh Drive and Yarra Glen and minor intersection improvements, including upgrade of light columns to non frangible type.  Click for details ...
  • Yamba Drive/Julia Flynn Avenue (north): Channelisation in the median and new kerbing. Click for details ...
  • Carruthers East - Yarra Glen north ramp/Carruthers/Yarra Glen north - Caruthers west ramp: Traffic signal improvements and barrier improvements. Click for details ...

Woden and Mawson Master Planning commences - have your say!

The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate of the ACT government recently announced two separate (but linked) master-planning processes for Woden and Mawson. Master plans aim to set out a framework for the future development of particular areas - and community consultation is a key part of the process.

You can access the ACT government's discussion document by clicking here  A poster outlining the plans is available here

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