eric portraitI hope you all enjoyed some relaxing time with family and friends over the Xmas/New Year holiday period.  With a new year before us, at this time we often think about what lies ahead. Here are a few of the things that the TCC will be following with interest:

We expect to see the final recommendations for the proposed cemetery on Mugga Lane submitted to the Government. This is sure to generate considerable public interest.

The Department of Social Services (formerly FaHCSIA) will decide on its future office locations. This could potentially have up to 1,000 employees moving out of Tuggeranong which would have a significant impact on businesses in the Town Centre.

The South Quay residential development opposite Bunnings is moving along with the first land sales expected by mid year. More people living close to the Town Centre will bring new life outside business hours.

Lake Tuggeranong water quality is an ongoing problem especially during the warmer months. The TCC will continue to advocate for measures to be implemented to reduce the inflow of nutrients into the lake.

The Government is undertaking a review of the need for CIT services on the southside of Canberra. We are hoping that this will lead to an expansion of CIT courses run in Tuggeranong.

There are many other issues that we will be addressing during the year. If you have some concerns, why not come along to one of our public meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm upstairs in Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club.  The next meeting is 4th February. Our guest speakers will talk about Canberra Airport’s draft Master Plan and the draft variation to the Territory Plan that incorporates the Tuggeranong Town Centre Master Plan.  I hope to see you there.

Eric Traise

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