Woden’s cultural & community facilities 2004

The Woden Valley Community Council, during 2004, meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Orpheus Room at the Hellenic Club. All meetings are naturally open to the public, and we try to make every second meeting relate to a particular public interest matter. The next such meeting is on 5 May and the topic is Woden’s Public Places, including streetscapes, parks, ovals, ridges and hills. Guest speakers from Canberra Urban Parks and Places will also be there.[teaserbreak]

At our July meeting we will be discussing Woden’s cultural and community facilities as measured against the recently released Canberra Social Plan. Our special guest will be Dawn Casey, Chair, ACT Cultural Council. We have also invited Hugh Mackay, as Chair of the Canberra Community Inclusion Board to discuss his role.

At our September meeting we plan to combine our AGM with a ‘meet the candidates’ evening in the lead up to the ACT elections.

Another date for your diaries is the Woden Community Festival, Sunday 2 May, 11am – 3pm in the Woden Town Square . This is a Celebration of Community on the occasion of the 35 th birthday of Woden Community Service.

Last month the WVCC hosted a public meeting relating to the proposed direct sale of Block 1 Section 77 Curtin ( 31 Throssell St. Curtin) to The Abbeyfield Society Disability (ACT) Inc. The house would provide ten young adults with mild intellect or physical disability who are capable of independent living, with the opportunity to gain independence from the parental home and manage their own lives within a supportive tenancy model. The meeting provided a forum for interested stakeholders to get to know each other and to work through any issues.

We hope to see many of you at our meeting on 5 May.