Western Greenway Community Panel
In 2016, the ACT Government established the western Greenway community panel to draw on community expertise and ensure the right questions were asked about any potential development between the Tuggeranong town centre and Murrumbidgee River.
Establishment of the community panel followed an initial phase of community consultation held from March to May 2016.
The community panel was chaired by Dr David Shorthouse. The panel included representatives from Tuggeranong Community Council and other key environment, heritage, community, business and sport and recreation groups.
The community panel met four times between July and October 2016. Following the initial three meetings, the community panel decided that an outcomes report would be prepared and presented to the ACT Government. This report was considered by the ACT Government and publicly released on 23 December 2016.
The western Greenway community panel outcomes report provides the views of the panel in relation to the development of land in western Greenway and puts forward a number of recommendations to government on next steps for urban renewal in the Tuggeranong region. The ACT Government will now work to address recommendations outlined in the community panel’s report.
Meeting #1 – 27 July 2016 - Summary
On 27 July, the western Greenway community panel met for the first time with representatives of Environment Planning Directorate (EPD). The priority for the first meeting of the community panel was to agree on Terms of Reference for the group, a work-plan going forward and to document participants’ key issues. A work-plan was presented to the meeting and agreed.
Meeting #2 – 17 August 2016 – Summary
This community panel meeting focussed on discussing the land management and recreation uses of the site under investigation.