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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Europe '16 - Frankfurt

Hi all,

 I am currently the Deputy Chair of Woden Valley Comunity Council.  In 2014, when I was on personally funded holidays in Europe I decided to write a travel diary concentrating on the issues, such as urban planning, transport, and renewable energy, that are often discussed at the Council's public meetings held at 7.30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Woden Hellenic Club.  My diary was posted on the WVCC website.

 This year, my wife Christine and I are travelling in Europe, Switzerland and Italy.  I hope you enjoy the 2015 travel diary.

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...