ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0110 Belconnen Community Council Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number HMSS 0110
Collection Belconnen Community Council Records
Date Range 1991-1997
Quantity 0.88m (5 manuscript boxes)
Access Conditions open
Copying Conditions with attribution
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The Belconnen Community Council was established in March 1991, with a membership representing about 40 community groups and several private citizens. It was incorporated in January 1992.

It is one of a series of such councils formed in order to represent communities based primarily on the ‘townships’ of Tuggeranong, Woden, Weston Creek, North Canberra and Gungahlin. They act in a consultative capacity to the ACT Legislative Assembly through the Community Councils Forum, whose secretariat is provided

by the Chief Minister’s Department. Most community councils developed before the establishment of LAPACs – Local Area Planning Advisory Committees – and where both operate in the same community, there is likely to be some overlap in membership.

Belconnen Community Council has been primarily interested in the overall planning and development of the Belconnen area, although specific interests in health and education are also represented in this collection. While most papers refer specifically to Belconnen, some matters arising in other parts of Canberra are also included. The collection consists mainly of correspondence with government and related authorities, reports, submissions and proposals on various planning matters, minutes of meetings, background papers, political party policies and electoral platforms, brochures and publicity material. 

Box List

Box No. Description Collection Date Range
1

Formation and Consultation

Includes papers on the formation of Community Councils following self-government, the 1992 constitution of the Belconnen Community Council and a photocopy of the certificate of incorporation 1991. Other relevant papers are in the chronological file for 1991

1 file 1991 – 1992
1

Council Administration, Financial Administration, Membership

Includes correspondence, lists of contacts, taxation matters, minutes of meetings of the Combined Councils Forum, grants and acquittals, membership of committees, annual financial returns

1 file 1991 – 1997
1

Minutes

Minutes of monthly and annual general meetings, some financial reports, agendas and background papers

2 files 1992 – September 1997
1

Chronological Files

Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, submissions, media releases and some papers on the establishment of the Council

2 files 1991 – July 1992
1,2

Correspondence

Includes correspondence, reports, submissions, media releases, occasional minutes

10 files August 1992 – July 1994; September 1995 – September 1997
3

Lists

Includes membership, meeting attendance, petitions, government contacts

1 file 1995 – 1997
3

Newsletters and Promotional Material

Includes a few newsletters, advertising for meetings, conferences and community involvement

1 file 1996 – 1997
3

ACT Association of Community Councils

Includes minutes, correspondence, notes

1 file December 1992 – March 1993
3

ACT Legislative Assembly Planning Policy and Capital Works

Includes statements of policy, correspondence with Belconnen Community Council, proposals and submissions, government budgets, grants

1 file 1994 – 1997
3

Belconnen Town Centre Master Plan

Includes planning regulations and similar government documents, proposals and submissions, reports, correspondence, brochures

1 file 1992 – 2000
3,4

Planning Issues - General

Mainly correspondence, with submissions, background papers, occasional agendas and minutes

8 files 1991 – 1993; 1996 – 1997
4

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): Lake Ginninderra Foreshores, Belconnen Town Centre, Belconnen Aquatic Centre, Belconnen Soccer Club

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

2 files 1994 – 1996
5

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): Charnwood Group Centre and school site, Belconnen landfill and Ginninderra Creek

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

1 file 1994 - 1996
5

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): Kippax Task Force

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

3 files May 1994 – August 1997
5

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): Health issues

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

1 file June 1991 – June 1992
5

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): Education issues

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

3 files 1991 – 1992
5

Planning Issues - Specific (1991 - 1997): General issues, including 3 A4 colour photographs of unidentified sites

(Includes correspondence, proposals, surveys and responses; some material may also appear in other files)

1 file 1991-1992