Tree removal and replacement program to begin for light rail construction


Trees along the Northbourne Avenue, the Federal Highway and Flemington Road corridor will begin to be removed in sections from next week as construction continues on Canberra’s light rail project.

“As the community will be aware, to build light rail we will have to remove and replace trees along the light rail corridor. Overall more trees will be replanted as a result of the project,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary Springtime Action


Spring is the time when our woodlands come to life.

More than 300 people have visited Mulligans Flat in the first two weeks of Spring, through a range of coordinated activities. Visitors have included school groups, Twilight Tour participants, Turtle Patrol volunteers and Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner. read more

A new partnership to address illegal charity bin dumping


The ACT Government is to work closely with The Smith Family to address concerns regarding illegal dumping at charity bins around Canberra, Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris announced today.

“The proposed agreement will see The Smith Family conducting daily sweeps of the city to remove material left around charity bins for an initial period of 12 months,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

Sign-up for Turtle Patrol this Spring


Volunteers are being sought to help patrol the Mulligans Flat predator-proof fence looking for turtles who are trying to get in and out of the sanctuary.

“Whilst eastern long-necked turtles are smelly, they are also charismatic. Their annual migration patterns see them on the move across Canberra at this time of year,” said Mulligans Flat Project Officer Emily Belton. read more

Scrivener Dam water release video


Due to the sheer amount of rain that Canberra received last week there was a need to release water out of Lake Burley Griffin at Scrivener Dam. It is a rare occurrence nowadays this happens. I can remember as a child watching water being released from the dam several times however in my adult life it seems very infrequent. read more

ACT Government to consider the future of charity bins around Canberra


The ACT Government will look further into the management of charity bins following examples of extensive dumping taking place and consider removing them permanently from some locations, announced Minister for Transport and Municipal Services Meegan Fitzharris today.

“The management of charity donation bins is difficult. On the one hand they help support charities with donations of clothing, footwear and blankets, but on the other hand they are used by some people to dump unwanted items from their house,” Minister Fitzharris said. read more

Prescribed burns in Crace


ACT Parks and Conservation Service wishes to advise the public that prescribed burns will continue tomorrow (Thursday 24 March 2016) in the ACT, weather permitting.

Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve, south of Hoskins Street, Mitchell (13 hectares), Thursday 24 March 2016. read more

Rabbit control program to commence at Mulligans Flat


The ACT Parks and Conservation Service will this week continue its ongoing rabbit control program in the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. read more

Feedback sought on nature strip guide to allow residential food production


Feedback is being sought for public input on a draft guide that would allow residents to utilise residential nature strips for small scale food production or gardens.

MLA Shane Rattenbury in his previous role as Minister for Terrirotry and Municipal Services said “Nature strips are a key feature of Canberra’s garden city character. They are designed to present an attractive street frontage and are typically planted with grass and street trees,”  read more

Gungahlin, this is not charity, it is dumping


This problem has been around for a very long time. From when I was a child I can remember people dumping clothes and household items outside charity bins.  What we are seeing is not charity, it really is dumping. We all know it and I am sure the people doing it know it. read more

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