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BCC development proposal 2nd meeting

The SRS, BCC and LCA facilitated a second community meeting to discuss the BCC proposal on Wednesday 17th June.

Just under 100 people attended and the meeting presented the revised proposal from BCC with additions regarding a ‘Community Precinct’ for the wider LNO area and a reserved space for possible, but yet undetermined, Lyneham Primary School expansion.

The pdf of the presentation is here . (29MB – large file)

The MOU regarding use of the facilities is here.

The responses to the initial questions and concerns raised at the first meeting is here.

Melanie Spencer, acting Principal of BCC, advised that her personal input was provided to the design to attempt to meet broad community needs.

Gary Rake, Deputy Director-General at ACT Government, Economic Development Directorate, presented the options considered and discussed the vision of how the Lyneham Precinct and and the BCC proposal fit into the LNO space.

The proposed ‘Lyneham Precinct’ has no legislative instrument to support it, nor any funding for future works.

A large portion of the Oval is proposed to be reserved for potential future expansion of Lyneham Primary School.

The ‘revised’ proposal by BCC had some additional rooms removed, but is otherwise of much the same scale and seeks to develop the same area of Oval as the first proposal. There are some additional facilities for sporting use and storage, and a lockable bbq. The proposed building footprint is 900sq metres.

A number of outstanding concerns were raised again by Lyneham residents during the meeting, mostly regarding appropriation of PRZ1 Urban Open Space by a private entity.

Concerns were also raised about traffic and safety, if both LPS and BCC grew significantly.

BCC community stakeholders raised their own concerns in response regarding traffic and that not all the traffic is a result of BCC. One BCC community member declared that if nothing was done with the oval it is more than likely ‘up for development’.

The meeting canvassed a range of views from the floor and Shane Rattenbury provided closing comments.

Shane Rattenbury and Gary Rake both noted that no decision had yet been made on whether the BCC proposal would progress.

LCA and it’s members are appreciative of the efforts to hold the meeting and discuss proposals before any progression of a DA by BCC.

Community Precinct Public Forum -17 June

Sport & Recreation Services (S&RS) have advised the time and date for the community consultation forum about updated proposals from BCC for development on the Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval and the proposed wider ‘Community Precinct’.

Wednesday, 17th June 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Lyneham High School, School Hall, 61 Goodwin St, Lyneham, ACT

To quote from the email sent today by Jenny Priest, Director S&RS:
… if you would like to participate in consultation with the Lyneham Community about a draft revised proposal by the Brindabella Christian College (BCC), to recommission the Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval for formal hire and use by the community, including the construction of a sports pavilion and associated carparking….”

Considerable work has also been progressed, in discussion with the Lyneham Community Association, to develop a draft ‘Lyneham Community Precinct Strategy’. The draft strategy is cognisant of a range of concerns raised at a meeting with the community in November 2014 and has been developed to provide an all important context, including clear values and objectives for the Lyneham Neighbourhood Oval and its immediate surrounds, against which the BCC’s revised proposal has been developed.

We have here a golden opportunity to shape our community’s future by participating in this process and ask you to tell your friends and neighbours about the forum and get them along on the night or to hear their views so you can take them into account as we consider the proposals that will be put to us.

Remember, History belongs to those who show up so be part of another milestone in liveable, loveable Lyneham’s history.