Monthly Archives: January 2019

Petition – developments of inappropriate scale

A petition has been raised with the primary aim of demonstrating that the Canberra community at large is opposed to developments of massively inappropriate scale. It is based on the proposed Easty Street redevelopment in Woden but this is also an example of what has already happened elsewhere in Canberra, and will continue to happen in other neighbourhoods unless more and more in the community start telling the government they have different thoughts about what is acceptable and desirable for the future development of the “bush capital”. The online “Easty Street” petition is e-petition number 025-18 listed at https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetitions.aspx.

Drone Delivery Systems in the ACT

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism is calling for submissions to its inquiry into drone delivery systems in the ACT.

Jeremy Hanson MLA, Chair of the Committee, said that, “the trial of drone deliveries in Bonython will end shortly and Project Wing, the company running the trial, has announced that it intends to begin deliveries to the suburbs around Mitchell. The Assembly has asked the Committee to look at a number of aspects of the trial, including the economic impact on the Territory, the environmental impact on residents and animals, regulatory oversight of the drones and information privacy.”

The full terms of reference for the inquiry are available on the Assembly’s website. Written submissions should be lodged by close of business on 22 February 2019.