chronicleTCCDebate over Thompson and new Youth Sub Committee for the Council.   We had almost 80 people attend our last TCC meeting to hear Minister Mick Gentleman talk about the proposed new suburb in Tuggeranong of ‘Thompson’. Participants raised many issues and many expressed concerns about the lack of environmental assessment, reducing native habitat and the negative environmental impact of such a development could have on the river.

Lake Tuggeranong College students talked about what they want for Tuggeranong.  They specifically mentioned that “Local teenagers are stuck for social activities, other than visits to the Hyperdome”, the Lake needs to be cleaned so we can develop and promote activities around it, the need to boost cultural life for youth, more tertiary institutions with perhaps a small campus of a local University and improve our public transport system.  They were also keen to start a Youth Sub Committee for the Council to work on these and other issues.

Other areas where the council ahs been involved with was the Neighbourhood Day at Kambah, talks form Canadian town planners on “Making Canberra’s Heart Sing” and the official opening of the King Swim centre at Calwell on 13 April, where a plaque acknowledging the leadership and work of Eric Traise and the local community in ensuring that the Centre went ahead, was unveiled.

The next meeting of the Tuggeranong Council will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 3rd

May. We will hearing all about COTA – Council Of The Ageing, have an update about what is happening with the South Quay development, and will have a Transport Canberra and City Services update with the Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris MLA, and Emma Thomas, Director-General of Capital Metro Agency They will give an overview of the ACT Government’s new agency, Transport Canberra and City Services, which will bring together ACTION buses, light rail, active travel and local services from 1 July 2016

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