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”.

To view our goals for 2017, click here.

LATEST NEWS

GNCA SUBMISSION RE MANUKA OVAL MEDIA CENTRE

Click here to view DA 201731693 MANUKA OVAL MEDIA CENTRE

GNCA FACEBOOK PAGE follow me on facebook
We have recently set up a community Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGNCA. The page will provide updates about the GNCA, as well as information about the local area and the issues that are affecting all of us.  Please share our page with everyone you know that lives in Griffith and Narrabundah.

GNCA SUBMISSION TO BUILDING BETTER SUBURBS PROGRAM

Click here to view the Building Better Suburbs submission to TCCS 15 Nov 2017

PRIORITIES FOR THE ACT GOVERNMENT’S 2018-2019 BUDGET

In September 2017, the ACT Government invited residents to share their views on priorities for the 2018-2019 Budget.  Rather than proposing new services in a Budget-constrained environment, the GNCA has proposed that existing rules and regulations should be enforced by providing adequate administrative resources.  Non-compliance creates uncertainty and degrades trust in government because of a perceived corruption of administrative processes.  Recognising that increased compliance would require additional resources, the GNCA has suggested a number of potential sources of revenue.

To view the GNCA’s submission, click here.

SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER    Please click here to access pdf.

PROPOSED FYSHWICK WASTE INCINERATOR

Capital Recycling Solutions (CRS) is a joint venture between Benedict Industries Pty Ltd and Access Trading Company Pty Ltd (Access Recycling) in partnership with ActewAGL.

It proposes to establish a facility in Ipswich Street, Fyshwick to sort and incinerate waste from the ACT and NSW. The facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be located less than one km from residences in Symonston and Narrabundah.

Documents that may be of interest are available at the following links:

FINAL Flyer Public Forum 23 August 2017

Information sheet CRS proposal 080817

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

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

PLOT RATIO FACTSHEET

To view this useful document, click here.

GNCA’S SUBMISSIONS TO GOVERNMENT

To access our submission to the National Capital Authority’s on the King’s and Commonwealth Avenues draft Design Strategy, click here.

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

16 LANDSBOROUGH STREET – THE SAGA CONTINUES  

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.

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