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

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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DV325 Woden Bus Layover

Draft Variation to the Territory Plan Number 325 (DV325) is available for comment. Written comments about the draft variation are invited from the public by COB 28 May 2014.

DV325 allows for the development of a bus layover on the south eastern corner of block 13 section 23 Phillip by proposing to:

  • rezone the subject site from PRZ2 Restricted Access Recreation Zone to TSZ1 Transport Zone to allow a Public Transport Facility to be developed;
  • rezone block 14, section 23 Phillip from CZ2 Business Zone to PRZ2 Restricted Access Recreation Zone to ensure the viability of Phillip Oval;
  • vary the boundaries of the Public Land Overlay to reflect the new boundaries of Phillip Oval;
  • clarify the definition of Public Transport Facility to include 'bus layover' and 'driver amenities'

Click for further details ...

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

Changes to Phillip Short Stay Parking (Near The Tradies) - Update

The Land Development Agency is advised of an update regarding the car park development and closure of Block 16 Section 3 Furzer Street Phillip (along with a temporary parking strategy).

A letter has been circulated to tenants in the area and car park users will also be targeted (both prior to and after. Additionally, there is information on the LDA website www.economicdevelopment.act.gov.au

Click here to read the letter »...

Decision Re: DA 201323970 Block 8 Section 6 WODEN BUS INTERCHANGE ESD

The Woden Valley Community Council made a submission regarding the development application on a proposal for the Woden Bus Interchange. The delegate has now made a decision on that development application. Details of the submission and decision can be read here.

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