LCA Newsletter – December 2021

LCA Newsletter – December 2021

Welcome to the final newsletter for the year. Wishing everyone in Lyneham and O’Connor a joyful, safe, and healthy festive season.


North Lyneham Revegetation Project

Saturday 22 January 2022, morning

Join us for a scoping and planning session on site for the North Lyneham Revegetation Project on the morning of Saturday 22 January 2022. We’ll visit each of the proposed sites: Montford Crescent Park, Tommy Rowe Park, and Goodchild Street Playground, and discuss needs and options under the project guidelines.

Details of start time and location will be distributed in the week beforehand.

We expect there will be a date organised later for planting and weeding.

Funding Opportunities

Got an idea for a project that needs funding?

Two funding opportunities from the ACT Goverment:

  1. The 2021-22 Technology Upgrade Fund Grants are designed to support community organisations, groups and individuals to meet their technology needs into the next decade by improving access to and literacy to digital technology. (up to $4000)
  2. The 2021-22 Community Support and Infrastructure Grant program aims to support community groups and organisations to deliver their programs and services effectively and efficiently for the benefit of members of the ACT community. (up to $10000)

You can find more details at, or if you have an idea you’d like LCA support for, email

Update on the ACT Planning System Review

The Environment, Planning & Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) has recently released the Project Update Paper on the work it has done over 2021 on its review of ACT’s planning system. In 2022 they plan to release a Draft Planning Bill, Draft Territory Plan, and Draft District Strategies which will make major changes to how development is managed in the ACT.

The LCA will be trying to keep track of what changes are being made and provide comments where we can, but it would be great to have some extra people involved who are interested in planning. Please send us an email to

Working Bees: Keeping Your Volunteers Safe on the Day | Churches of Christ Insurance

        Working Bees        

Join the Lyneham Commons group at their working bee on the first Sunday of each month. See their  for details.

For other working bee opportunities, check the Banksia St Wetlands group .

Gazebo and table for loan     

If you’re holding a social or community event and need an 3mx3m portable gazebo or 2m long folding table, LCA now have them for short-term loan to members.

Just contact us with your dates. To avoid disappointment it’s probably best to arrange a week or two in advance. There is no charge but a refundable bond will be required.

New Members

We love new members, and want even more!

So we’re asking you to encourage your friends and neighbours to join.

The more members we have, the more support we can provide each other and the more attention we can get from our local politicians.

Joining is free and open to everyone over 16 years of age, living in Lyneham or north O’Connor. Join online at.

You can always email us at or go to our .

We look forward to seeing you around the suburb some day soon!

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