Monthly Archives: June 2019

Densification issues

The last few months have been very busy with assessing and responding to development applications relevant to FOHV, where appropriate.  Since March, we have lodged four submissions dealing with overdensification of a site in Weetangera; reconsideration of a 20-bed boarding house in a standard residential area of Giralang (ACTPLA’s original decision to reject this DA has just been confirmed); addition of a second residence in Page with a double carport proposed in the front yard; and three adaptive dwellings (suitable for people with minor disabilities) proposed for corner of Belconnen Way and Springvale Drive, Weetangera.  These submissions are available here.

Kippax expansion

An item of possible relevance to the Hawker Centre is the 4,000 square metre extension of the Kippax Centre to cater for future Ginninderry residents.  Despite being a group centre like Hawker and Jamison, Kippax will have three supermarkets – Aldi, Woolworths and Coles – just like the town centres.  The big question is whether this will have a further adverse effect on the Hawker Centre where Woolworths is only a Metro rather than a full supermarket and several shops are now empty.  What do you think?

Scullin Traders

Congratulations to the group of Scullin residents working to enliven their local shops: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6104716/scullin-traders-revitalises-local-shops/digital-subscription/