Our Monthly Meetings
1. Outcomes from the Gungahlin Light Rail Forum (held 8th September)
Hear about the likely impacts of the Gungahlin to Civic Light Rail project on Gungahlin and consider options for matters including the location of the terminus (station), stops, cross overs, depot site, station design, parking and connections to the bus network.
This is a good opportunity to let Capital Metro and the ACT Government know what Gungahlin residents feel about light rail into Gungahlin.
Canberra environment group In Love 40% convened a very valuable Enquiry by Design session on Light Rail in December 2013. They joined with GCC to conduct a similar type of event to focus on the Gungahlin “end” as we thought that too much focus had been placed on the Dickson to Civic section. So we brought in the specialised consultants used at the earlier event and invited locals as well as key government advisers and academics to freely explore options.Parking was a major issue. There was strong support for moving the rail track away from Hibberson Street (perhaps to Anthony Rolfe Ave). Density of development was discussed with some suggestions about more dense residential development behind Burgmann College and even encroaching into the grasslands.
2. Community Survey - Planning for the Town Centre and Suburbs
This survey has been developed to give local residents the opportunity to have their say on what changes and developments they want to see or would like in both the Town Centre and surrounding suburbs. A strong response will enable GCC to significantly influence outcomes rather than be told what is to happen. The decision on Light Rail makes extensive community input even more imperative – once planning decisions are put in place it will be too late to change the design of Gungahlin Town Centre.
GCC believes that there is a window of opportunity in the next 6 to 12 months to influence design issues, the range of services and amenities and the securing of a Gungahlin-specific electorate in time for the 2016 ACT Legislative Assembly elections.We want a lot of support to ensure that a large number of Gungahlin residents participate.
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