Information about the Belconnen Community

Clean Up Australia Day Belconnen - how you can help

Clean Up Australia Day is officially held on Sunday, 1 March but also on days around it.

Many groups in Belconnen have registered. You can join one of these groups by clicking the links below:

Department of Immigration potentially leaving Belconnen

There has been significant recent media coverage that the Department of Immigration may re-locate out of the Belconnen Town Centre. The BCC has been contacted by many community members who are concerned about the move and want to know what they can do about it. Some options include:

Welcome to the Belconnen Community Council

The Assembly unanimously votes to support Immigration staying in Belconnen

On Feb 11 2015 the ACT Assembly debated the possible move of the Department of Immigration out of Belconnen.

A motion was passsed unanimously to urge the Department to stay in Belconnen.

Members from both sides of the Assembly have written to the Minister and the Department seeking that outcome.

Go Social: A new way to get out and about with transport@bcs

Belconnen Community Service’s Community Transport Program (transport@bcs) has introduced a new program to help older people, and people living with disability, to get out into the community and socialise, Go Social.

Proposed update to the BCC Constitution

Throughout 2014 the BCC reviewed its existing constitution to identify any areas where further amendments were necessary to assist with the BCC's operation. The committee is pleased to release the below draft, as well as a summary of the most significant proposed changes.

Submission: 40km/h zones in group centres

On 2 February 2015, the BCC provided a submission to Government on the proposal for 40km/h zones in Hawker, Kaleen and Kippax Group Centres. You can view the submission here.

2015-02-02 - BCC - 40kmh speed limit in group centres FINAL.pdf.


Charnwood Shopping Centre Minor Works Upgrade Project

Construction to improve the public spaces surrounding the Charnwood (Garrad Court) Shopping Centre has begun and is planned for completion by June 2015. The upgrade is designed to revitalise the public spaces around the Charnwood shops and to make the area more accessible, safer and appealing for leaseholders, traders and patrons.

Mapping Canberra's innovation ecosystem

Late last year, the Belconnen Community Council participated in an event during Design Canberra which attempted to map Canberra's innovation ecosystem. Participants were able to show what areas of civic and other life they are involved in and how they contribute to enriching society.

Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan: Summary of 4 December Design Workshop

On Thursday, 4 December, representatives from the Environment and Planning Directorate held a design workshop on the update to the Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan at the Belconnen Arts Centre. Around 40 people attended the session representing residents, businesses (and those who worked in the Town Centre), students and organisations.

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