After discussions with various people, including our group, Sport & Recreation Services (SR&S) have proposed an area for the Lyneham Community Precinct (area indicated below) which includes the three schools around the oval which includes a small section south of the bike path between the shops and the LHS where the Lyneham Commons will begin to grow.
The proposed area shown in red is not, as yet, included in any current precinct plans however we intend to lobby for the area to be included and be zoned for community recreational use and protected as open green space. This may be a long process but we have to start somewhere. (see below for an update)
Development on the ‘oval’
At this stage we have not seen any proposals by Brindabella Christian College (BCC), or anyone else, for development on the oval, however, we do know that BCC are working on something. (Update) The Acting Executive Principal has advised that plans for a completely revamped project are being worked on by their recently appointed architectural team.
S&RS have indicated that there will be a public forum to discuss with the community any proposal that BCC may pay put forward. It is important to note that SR&S can only respond to a proposal put forward by BCC, or anyone else, so they have to wait for BCC to put a concrete proposal forward before they can do anything else.
We have a firm commitment from S&RS that any proposal by BCC will be discussed at a community forum and that it will not proceed to a Development Application until community input is considered.
As part of the process we encourage you to comment and/or ask questions below or by email. Also see Record of key points from Brindabella College Public Forum 20 November 2014 for some background.
Update (Tuesday 12 May)
Territory & Municipal Services (TAMS) have commenced a community consultation on the Lyneham Commons on their Time To Talk website. It is pleasing to see a mention that S&RS ‘is currently preparing a draft Lyneham Community Precinct Strategy’ on the website.
The Acting Executive Principal of BCC has sent us a letter on where they are up to regarding their proposal for the Lyneham Oval which you can read here.
Please let us know how you would like to see the Lyneham Community Precinct grow, as our secretary has wisely said:
This is our community effort and if we don’t demonstrate any interest then we will get an outcome decided for us, which may not be to everyone’s wishes.
Be bold, think big, how would you like to see the Lyneham Community Precinct evolve?