Read more about the Netherland's approach to a new urban precinct in the north of the country (click here). Wouldn't it be lovely ...
Here is a little scenario which I wrote as part of a submission to the national urban planning strategy document on behalf of another community group.
It is based on the policy goals of the document: productivity, sustainability, liveability, and good governance. I have drawn freely on my understanding of SC and my hopes for a future city that ticks all those boxes. Hope you enjoy it!
Sustainable Scenario 1: New Acton, Canberra
Greens Planning and TAMS spokesperson, Caroline Le Couteur, says that Canberra is likely to start feeling major impacts of peak oil in the next ten years, yet the Government has no strategy and is largely ignoring the problem. Read her media release here.
The ACT Government has doubled the GardenSmart rebate to $100. More information here.
The Catchment Management Authority in Sydney has released a publication based on consultation with about 70 volunteer groups working on environmental causes.
The results of their community forum, with contributions from over 100 volunteers, have been summarised into a 9 page document which highlights many strategies and approaches that are already present in the operation of our local groups, and may also include a few ideas that we might use to improve what we do.
The ACT Government has issued a media release with the outcomes of their recent Time to Talk 2030 community consulation.
The biggest consulation excercise in ACT Government history saw 20,000 people visit the dedicated website, with almost 34,000 opinions and comments posted. Almost 2,500 people participated in online and telephone surveys, while hundreds more attended face-to-face forums, focus groups, workshops and provided opinions via postcards and the media.