Welcome to the GNCA

Welcome! The Griffith/Narrabundah Community Association is a not for profit, voluntary community based organisation operating in the Griffith Narrabundah area.   The objects and purposes of the Association are “to protect the amenity and interests of the Griffith and Narrabundah communities, particularly in relation to the preservation of community facilities and open space”.

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6 LANDSBOROUGH STREET – THE SAGA CONTINUES  

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The height of the garage wall must be reduced and the developer must submit a third Development Application.  After representations by neighbours and the GNCA, the government recognised that several elements of the house being built did not comply with the approved plans. It instructed the developer to submit an amended Development Application to cover the non-compliant issues. This was submitted on 2 June 2017 and there were 39 submissions from concerned neighbours and the GNCA.

The two main issues were the bulk and scale of the alfresco and the height of the garage wall adjoining 18 Landsborough Street. Most of the other issues were minor, such as reconfiguring the entry door, extending the awning feature and replacing a window with timber cladding. As the Government’s delegate stated:

“The alfresco wall/columns on the north-western side of the dwelling have not been built according to the approved plans. This modification has not been included in the in the amended application. Thus, it is not part of the approval and a separate amended application will need to be lodged for approval.” And “The raised parapet garage i.e. increase in garage height will increase the bulk and scale of the development, and will have an unacceptable adverse overshadowing impact on the neighbouring block.”

As a result, the developer has reduced the height of the garage wall and we are not aware of him submitting a second amended Application. We believe he may be altering the alfresco to comply with the original application. We await the outcome of the government inspectors, after the required changes have been completed.

The GNCA still considers there were several non-compliant parameters in the original application, which should not have been approved.

PROPOSED RECYCLING AND THERMAL ELECTRICITY GENERATION FACILITY (WASTE TO ENERGY)

Proponent: Capital Recycling Solutions P/L – Site: 9 & 11/8 FYSHWICK

The planning and land authority within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) received an application for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping document relating to the above proposal. The scoping document process provides guidance for the proponent in the preparation of an EIS. The EIS process is an information gathering exercise to identify environmental impacts and potential mitigation measures.

In consultation with various agencies, EPSDD has now finalised the scoping document which has been notified on the ACT Legislation Register. The proponent will now prepare a draft EIS to submit to EPSDD. Once at this stage EPSDD will undertake consultation on the draft EIS.

More information is available on the EPSDD website.

Any enquiries on the EIS process can be directed to EPSDD Customer Services on 6207 1923 or esddcustomerservices@act.gov.au.

Two further documents that may also be of interest are available at the following links:

www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/News_and_Events/News/2017/March/Opinion_Against_Energy_from_Waste

www.canberratimes.com.au/cqstatic/gxfp8u/CapitalRecyclingSolutions.pdf

The Griffith Narrabundah Community Association expects that there will be a public presentation by the proponents at some stage which should be open to members of the public.

GNCA’S SUBMISSIONS TO GOVERNMENT

To access our submission to the ACT’s Select Committee on the establishment of an Independent Integrity Commission, click here.

APRIL NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE !

Please click on GNCA Newsletter Vol 37 April 2017.

2017 GNCA WINE, DINE AND GOOD HEALTH RAFFLE WINNERS  

The photo above shows Karen Medbury, owner of Organic Energy, drawing another winner for the 2017 Raffle, under the watchful eye of the then GNCA President, John Edquist.

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the winners of the 2017 GNCA raffle.  Our annual raffle would not have been possible without the participation of our generous sponsors from our local Griffith shops.  GNCA wishes to encourage our members and advocates to support our Barker Street colleagues.

Sponsor                   Voucher Winners

Gryphons                 Louise Gaudry, Rebecca Mathews, Leonie Webb and Angela Ivanovic

Aubergine                Georgia Lyons

Organic Energy        Harold Smith

Shoprite                    Ian and Lorraine Watt

Cafe Societea           John Richardson

Rubicon                    Lachlan McIntosh

Discount Chemist   Robert Long

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