Information about the Belconnen Community

Leading planner: possible relocation of Dept of Immigration a 'backward step'

LAST UPDATED: 26 June 2015

On Friday, 26 June, Mr Rob Purdon (CEO of Purdon Planning) stated that the possible relocation of the Department of Immigration from the Belconnen Town Centre to another site such as the Canberra Airport would be a backward step affecting the lives and livelihood of many people living and investing in Belconnen.

Welcome to the Belconnen Community Council

Belconnen Community Council public meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from February to November, starting at 7.30pm. Meetings are public, and anyone who lives, works, studies or owns property in Belconnen is invited to participate.

ACT Playgroups for families with children with disabilities or chronic illnesses

ACT Playgroups is running programs for families with children with disabilities and/or chronic illness.

All programs are free.

National Capital Authority presentation to BCC public meeting

On Tuesday, 16 June, the National Capital Authority presented to the Belconnen Community Council about the National Capital Plan Exposure Draft. The Q&A on the Exposure Draft can be found here.

Australian of the Year awards - worthy of your attention

The Australian of the Year Awards recognise Australians worthy of attention. Who would you nominate for the 2016 Awards?

Update on Project Independence, Latham

On Tuesday, 16 June, the BCC was very pleased to host Mr Glenn Keys, head of Project Independence. Project Independence is a not-for-profit building housing in Canberra that provides independent living and home ownership for people living with intellectual disabilities.

Bushwalks in Belconnen

At our public meeting on Tuesday, 16 June, Canberra bushwalking legend John Evans revealed his favourite bushwalks in Belconnen.

Have you done any of these bushwalks? Or are there some surprises in this presentation?

Download the Belco Walks PowerPoint (27MB).


BCC submission to the University of Canberra Public Hospital Reference Design

On 16 March 2015, Health Minister Simon Corbell formally released the reference design for public consultation, to seek input from the community on how it could be further improved.

Forum and submission to the Planning Minister's Statement of Planning Intent

On Tuesday, 7 April the BCC held a 'kitchen table conversation' for the community to share ideas and provide into to the Planning Minister's proposed Statement of Planning Intent.

Inquiry into elements impacting the future of the ACT Clubs sector

The Standing Committee on Public Accounts is conducting an inquiry into elements impacting the future of the ACT Clubs sector and is seeking submissions from individuals and organisations.

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