February 2024 Newsletter
The below is an extract from our monthly email newsletter to members and supporters. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.
Updates from the Committee
Meeting with the new Planning Minister | Following his appointment late last year, we were very happy to be among the first groups to meet with Minister Steel to talk about all things planning. You can read more on our X/Twitter or Facebook posts.
PTCBR event | Our good friends at PTCBR have organised an event with Minister Steel on Wednesday 21 February at 6pm. A Q&A will be included so head along with your best urbanism questions!
ACT Place Names Committee | Did you know that there’s a whole committee in the ACT to advise the Planning Minister on place names? Did you know that they’re currently looking for new members? Now you do! If you’re interested, you can find out more here.
CHIA joins Missing Middle Canberra | We’re very pleased to welcome the Community Housing Industry Association ACT Region as a supporter of the Missing Middle Canberra campaign! If you’re keen to show your support, head to the campaign website.
News from Greater Canberra
We’re very happy to see that the pro-housing and urbanist movement is gaining steam around Australia and has recently taken another step forward with the launch of our namesake Greater Brisbane.
The group is a grassroots organisation advocating for ‘a Brisbane where everyone is welcome and has the opportunity to live a good life wherever they want’. We look forward to working with Greater Brisbane as co-partners in the Abundant Housing Network Australia moving forward. If you have friends or family in Brisbane, tell them to join up!
Late last year the National Capital Authority released draft plans to allow for mixed-use development on the former forestry school site in Yarralumla. In our submission on the plans, we call for fewer height restrictions and better active transport connections. Read the full submission on our website.
Canberra Love Letter
Welcome to ‘Canberra Love Letter’, where we share photos of Canberra taken by our members and uploaded on our Discord chat. This month’s photo (highlighted above) is a truly delightful snap from the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, courtesy of our frequent photo-poster Circe.