An Intentional Urban village that is both environmentally and socially sustainable.
A village that promotes and supports a community composed of the young, the elderly and those inbetween.
Garry and Stina Kerans are the initiators of this fantastic forward thinking housing concept.
Regular evening talks/workshops at No.3 Young Street Queanbeyan will introduce the principles of an Intentional Urban Village – using Sun Village Queanbeyan as an example.
Stina is hoping you may be able to join in on one of three evenings, and bring any friends or family who may be interested. If you are getting on in years and considering your options for the future, this will be way better than any retirement village – come and find out why!
TIME: 5 pm on 24th,25th and 26th May 2011
The Aspect development (http://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-nsw-queanbeyan-107227169) is the first buildings you come to when you cross the NSW/ACT border from Fyshwick. After the H.M.A.S. HARMAN traffic lights veer left onto Norse Road (the alternative route to Queanbeyan) You then have to enter the development via Young Street – the first street on the left.
If you come at around 5pm you can have a tour of the nearly completed 2nd stage, and the completed first stage of the development.
Please bring a plate to share.
While we might have been a bit quiet of late, there’s been lots of action behind the scenes as a rising tide of proud local Canberrans get on board with our campaign. First up is the Southside community forum that will be held tomorrow, Tuesday the 13th of July at 7pm at St James Church, 40 Gillies St, Curtin. At the forum you will be able to put your questions and concerns directly to the environment minister, Simon Corbell, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Shane Rattenbury, as well as Caroline Le Couteur MLA and Amanda Bresnan MLA. The night will be hosted by See-Change and, if the Northside forum is anything to go by, will be a night not to be missed.
And if that wasn’t enough for you we have the grand finale in our series of forums coming up on the 29th of July which will be held in the Legislative Assembly. This will be hosted by Sarina Locke of 666 ABC local radio fame and will, for the first time, be attended by the climate spokespeople of all three major parties, Zed Seselja (Liberal), Simon Corbell (ALP) and Shane Rattenbury (Greens). The forum will go from midday to 2pm and will be an event not to be missed, so go put it in your diary now.
As well as making waves in our own community we’ve been making them nationally as well. We were approached last week by the National Library of Australia for permission to archive the love40percent website as a historically significant document. Further more, they will include any publications we now create in the National Bibliographic Database, a database of catalogue records shared by over 5,200 Australian libraries. This is yet another clear indication of just how important our shared campaign is.
Finally, our next organising meeting will be held on Monday 19 July, 6.30pm, ANU Crisp Building, Room G015. Please come along to share your ideas and enthusiasm.
Thursday night’s Northside community forum was a great success with a wonderful turnout from across the community. Meredith Hunter MLA and Mary Porter MLA were both clearly committed to serious action on climate change and gave genuine, thoughtful responses to the many and varied questions raised by the community. The night was opened with a speech by Tony Kevin which outlined why action at the local level is so important. For those who missed it, a copy of his speech can be found here.
Building on the momentum of the Northside forum, Southside Seechange will be hosting a second community forum on Tuesday the 13th of July at 7pm at St James Church, 40 Gillies St, Curtin. Several Southside MLAs will be on hand to answer all your questions so please do make a mark of it in your diaries and come along to what looks to be another great night.
Finally a big congratulations to SEE-Change for all the work they put into the Northside forum and all the work they are putting into the upcoming Southside one.
We’re finally officially off and running! And doesn’t it feel good? The media launch was a huge success with a wonderful group of young kids sending a strong message to our elected representatives that we need to act now to secure their future. We got coverage in the Canberra Times, Canberra City Weekly, The Chronicle, 666, 2CH and Canberra FM.
Building on this success we will be holding the first of our community forums (co-hosted with SeeChange) this coming Thursday (24th of June) at the Holy Covenant Church in Cook. Meredith Hunter MLA and Mary Porter MLA will be there to answer your questions so please come along and give your concerns a public voice. The forum will begin at 7:30pm and should finish up somewhere between 9pm and 9:30pm. The address is 89 Dexter Street Cook.