Posted by ONCC | Posted in ACT Govt Plans | Posted on 21-07-2015
Save the Duplexes
ACT Housing has plans to demolish two sets of heritage duplexes on Boolimba Cres opposite the tennis courts.Boolimba Cres is listed on the Register of Significant Streetscapes and these Duplexes with their build form and positioning is a vital component of this listing. Bulldozing them and replacing with new build forms with setback of the front courtyards only 700mm from the front boundary will change this link forever.
ONCC Inc has objected to the development and has lodged an appeal at ACAT. It is trying to list the duplexes on the heritage register
canberra times 9th july 2015
canberra times 13th july 2015
Heritage Nomination – Cover Letter
Areas of Disadvantage
The attached map of Inner South Canberra area was downloaded from Google earth and shows Australian Bureau of Statistics SIEFA Indexes of relative disadvantage at a sub-suburb level. It identifies the areas around sites like Gowrie Court, Stuart Flats and Red Hill Flats as hot spots of disadvantage. It also clearly identifies the residential neighbourhood surrounding the Narrabundah shops (AKA Old Narrabundah) as a pocket of disadvantage in its own right… Quite distinct from the rest of Narrabundah which is relatively well off. Narrabundah as a whole has 20% public housing. This map suggests that Old Narrabundah area would have well in excess of 20% public housing. Housing ACT plans for adding more public housing into an area already overloaded would be making a pocket of disadvantage worse off.
ONCC Inc Correspondence
ONCC Inc decided to appeal the decision . After paying the application fee the ACAT T Docs were sent out in hard copy.
The T Docs were scanned and I requested ACAT that they be put on this website. This request was denied as ACAT are adverse to modern technology, they love printers. The excuse was that they were confidential !
ACAT docs will be on this page when their judgement is made
Notice of Decision
Notice of Decision – Signed#7
Comments on DA
ONCC Inc Boolimba Objection letter
Gentleman to Miller
Comments on DA Boolimba Cres Narrabundah
Development Application ( DA)
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 29-09-2014
Please find attached images taken by a fellow I met years ago by the name of Ian Cooper. Ian told me he was visiting Canberra from Tasmania. He was drawn from his stroll through Civic by the bellow of a two-stroke diesel coming from the Lake Burley Griffin construction site area. He thus walked in the direction of the sound and soon found the source, a Le Tourneau-Westinghouse C-Pull scraper powered by a two-stroke 8V71N General Motors diesel. The 8V71N is known as ‘The Bird Scarer’. The scraper operator noticed Ian’s interest in the machine and decided to put on a show for him. This is one very brave man. This type of machine has no steering wheel as such. It is pointed into the preferred direction of travel via a toggle switch mounted on the dash fascia panel. The operator hangs on to a horizontally mounted bar on the panel aptly referred to as the ‘panic bar’. From the toggle switch, steering is actuated by a maze of electric contacts and breakers along with pinions and ring gears situated in the hitch. With all that water flying around he was surely tempting fate.
I think you will also find the images of the bridges, old and new interesting. Apparently, the large mobile crane pictured working on Commonwealth Avenue Bridge fell over.
I was born in Canberra in 1960 and have seen a lot of changes. I have been around the world, but Canberra, Narrabundah (Narrahollywood) to be precise, is the best place to live, bar none.
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Community Facilities | Posted on 30-08-2014
Southside Spring Festival
Sat 6 Sept 2-4 pm
Narrabundah Neighbourhood Oval
Kootara Cres Narrabundah
A great day that attracted a crowd of 400-500 people. Great music by Zac and The Chris Harland Band. Food from ONCC Inc, Bomber’s food stall, Kashmir House. Jumping castles, Reptiles and Disabled Sports. Games for kids and many stalls.
Chris Harland Band on FB : https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1479331475676689&set=o.187123678152727&type=2&theater
Southside Community Services is organizing a community day at the under-utilized Narrabundah Neighbourhood Oval on Sat 6 Sept.
Poster Southside Spring Festival 6th Sept 2014
Letter Spring Festival 1
Posted by ONCC | Posted in ACT Govt Plans | Posted on 29-07-2014
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Concessional Leases | Posted on 06-01-2014
The development of the Hungarian Club in Narrabundah gave rise to a review of Concessional Leases in the ACT. The transparency & secrecy surrounding the development of land granted to non-profit community organizations was a concern. The objections of residents has been overruled by the Planning Minister by his definition of the public interest.
Presentation at PDF June 2014
PDF June 2014- Concessional Leases
Issues with Privatisation of Community Leases
Stakeholders are the Property Council & the Law Society. How dare a member of the public try to have a say. I never got a reply from Gallagher
Concessional Leases – ACT Hansard – July 2010
Amendments to Planning & Development ACT – July 2010 Concessional Leases
Social Impact Assessment Reports
SIA Braddon Club
Govt Response to Review
KLA Report on Concessional Leases
Concessional Lease Review KLA Final Report
KLa – FinalReport-AppendixA
Submissions on Concessional Lease Review
Concessional Lease Review – Submissions
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-12-2013
Images from the Harmonie German Club. Hans at the door, Bucky & Ali Penny discuss the music, Kevin runs the meat raffle, Suzette sells tickets, Jason tends bar, ladies at Knuckles German Restaurant , at Shanghai Bistro Mr Li clowns it up posing with Shiny.
Ali Penny & friends get the joint jumping, apologies for bad quality images.
A great inexpensive night out
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 30-11-2013
A or several vandals have been active in Narrabundah for over 20 years, destroying car tyres by spiking the tyre walls. Victims have to replace all tyres damaged that can cost a motza.
The criminal/s responsible for this property damage can only be brought to justice if the community and the police co-operate. All incidents of damage and information must be reported to crime stoppers.
Email from AFP
Email from AFP re Narrabundah Tyre Slasher 7 Nov 2013
Question & Answer in ACTLA on Tyre Slashing Incidents
Question on Slasher in ACTLA
ONCC Inc Request for Community Co-operation
Narrabundah Tyre Slasher 2013
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 21-09-2013
Narrabundah Primary School Hall (Called NECS since 2009) has been the voting venue for residents since 1966. Before this, the Narrabundah Infants School Hall (Now Southside Community Services) was used.
NECS P & C fundraised by providing a great cake stall and sausage sizzle BBQ.for the voters. Website; http://www.necs.act.edu.au/our_community/our_community
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Transport | Posted on 13-09-2013
The introduction of the Red Rapid bus service from DFO Fyshwick to Gungahlin made possible a quick regular service for Narrabundah residents. The initial route included a bus stop at Fyshwick Markets and Kingston Railway Station. The second route included a bus stop on Canberra Ave, opposite KFC, and omitted Fyshwick Markets & outside Kingston Railway Station.
The plan to build a Bus Transit lane on Canberra Ave, together with a park & ride facility on Tom Price St Fyshwick (Near DFO) was welcomed. The increasing population of Queanbeyan & Googong will mean more drive time congestion on Canberra Ave. Having a bike path on the Narrabundah side rather than keeping it on the Fyshwick side was considered problematic.
The response from TAMS Minister Shane Rattenbury was very encouraging. Mill Creek Bridge, the next phase of the bus transit way will be an expensive exercise. Maintenance & flood proofing the bridge will not be easy. Mill Creek Bridge was washed away in 1947. The Federal Govt, under the NCA, should fund maintenance as it is a designated area.
Canberra Ave Bus Transitway
Canberra Ave Bus Transit Way Project Concerns
Pedal Power Sub on Canberra Ave Transitway
Flood March 2012
Flood Oct 2010
Jerrabomberra Creek Flood Extents
Posted by ONCC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 15-08-2013
In March 1993 a MiG 15 crashed where the Narrabundah Driving Range now is located. The pilot, Errol Kavanagh and a passenger were killed. There were over 100 children on the playing fields playing baseball. The investigation report is included.
The Errol Kavanagh Memorial has been vandalized and ONCC Inc is requesting TAMS restore or replace the memorial. It would appropriate for the memorial to have some text attached so that the public know something about the tragedy.
Canberra Times 14 March 1993
CT 14 March 1993 – 1
CT 14 March 1993 – 2
Place Names Determination
Photos of Vandalised Memorial
Restored Sign Dec 2013