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Happy New Year

The traditional Lyneham Doggie Xmas Party was a great success, we even had some beautiful people, and dogs, come over from our neighbouring suburb in O’Connor. Great to see our community spirit being widened across the ‘burbs. This event is now in it’s 5th year and keeps getting bigger and better. We plan to ‘upscale’ for a truly bone-worthy event next year!

2016 poses some interesting times.

The impending demolition and sale of great swathes of Northbourne Ave. for new developments to offset the cost of light rail, which according to the ACT Gov hoardings on the fences will result in amongst other things, ‘better communities’.  We hope these aspirations are upheld. This development will invariably ‘seep’ laterally into the suburb and has already to some extent, with DeBurgh and Berrigan Cres now largely developed. There will be more to come. We’d love to hear your views on how we can work to make a ‘better community’ out of all this. Comment below or write to us/

Brindabella Christian College are likely to seek a recommencement of discussions  with the respective stakeholders regarding options for their much desired Sports Hall on the LNO.

Traffic along Brigalow St. which fronts the shops and two schools is an ongoing issue, as is the parking constraints in this precinct in an increasingly busy suburb. Impacts from developments along Northbourne are likely to increase rat running and parking constraints throughout our streets.

The Lyneham Service Station site is undergoing remediation and will eventually add to the streetscape as another development site.

There will undoubtedly be other issues that arise throughout the year and we look forward to the continued active support of the Lyneham residents in seeking to keep our environs lovable and liveable.

We hope you’ve made the time to assist with watering the fantastic Lyneham Commons over the hot periods, supported your local Lyneham businesses at the shops over the festive period, and if you haven’t heard, there is a move afoot to have our nature strips made available for growing. This is a great initiative.

See you all soon,

….somewhere in Lyneham.

Havagreat 2016 !





Hockey ACT proposal – 2nd July

Hockey ACT will be providing an information session in relation to a proposal for the redevelopment of the National Hockey Centre facilities and additional site uses at its Greenway and Lyneham sites.

All are welcome to attend the local information session on 2nd July.

Venue: The Australia Lounge, National Hockey Centre, 196 Mouat St, Lyneham

The event is presented as an information ‘drop-in’ session of which you may attend anytime between 7:30pm and 9:00pm

A ppt outlining the background.

A project narrative.

Community information session open invitation.

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.