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”.

LATEST NEWS

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

NCA’S MANUKA CIRCLE PRECINCT DRAFT DEVELOPMENT CONTROL PLAN

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has released for public consultation the Draft Development Control Plan (DCP) for the Manuka Circle Precinct in Griffith and Forrest.  The NCA welcomes feedback on the Draft DCP by close of business on Sunday 30 April. A copy of the draft plan and further information re lodgement of submissions can be viewed here.

ISCCC’S PUBLIC MEETING ON PUBLIC HOUSING IN THE ACT

This meeting will be held on Tuesday 21 March at 7pm at the Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah.  For more details, please refer to the flyer attached here.

16 LANDSBOROUGH STREET – UPDATE

Readers who have been following the apparent flouting of the planning rules at the 16 Landsborough Street building site now have their opportunity to have their say. An application has been lodged to vary the DA as approved so that the permitted height of the garage wall is the height of the wall, as actually built. (This is a strange way to ensure that buildings comply with the terms of their building approvals, but we live in strange times.)

The application to amend the DA approval is a private public notification: that is it does not appear on EPSDD’s Development Applications Open for Public Comment page, but can be accessed by downloading the papers from: http://www.planning.act.gov.au/development_applications/single-residential-development-applications-results?DA_no=201629546&Submit=Submit

Alternatively you can get to the site by going to http://www.planning.act.gov.au/development_applications/singleres
and then type in the DA number 201629546.

We encourage you to write to EPSDD expressing your views on the proposal. Submissions can be emailed to EPDcustomerservices@act.gov.au or posted to EPD Customer Services at PO Box 365 Mitchell ACT 2911. Submissions must be received by cob 8 March 2017.

Responses do not have to be lengthy, or go into technical details. As far as we can tell, a letter that says “This building is awful” counts as much as a detailed critique of every error in the application. So write as much or as little as you feel like.

If enough ratepayers express outrage at what is happening at 16 Landsborough Street we might have some chance of forcing the Government to use its powers to actually control what is built in Canberra.

 

 

APRIL NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE !

Our April 2016 is now available here.

 

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