Liberal Party Sport & Rec Policy for Comment

ACTEA was sent the Liberal Party Sport & Recreation Policy at https://www.findyourgame.com.au a little while ago and noticed there was zero recognition of equestrian sports. ACTEA has since been in communication with them and has a meeting in January with a senior advisor to James Milligan, the shadow minister for sport. She claims to be keen to include equestrian sport within their policy. There is…

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Pegasus Christmas Party

Party Party Party Pegasus Christmas Party and volunteer appreciation evening Saturday, 14 December 4pm to 7pm Radford College, 1 College Street, Bruce Please rsvp and confirm numbers by Friday 6 December on 02 6254 9190 or to liesl.gordon@pegasusact.com.au The evening will include live music, a delicious BBQ, our volunteer appreciation awards, adorable miniature ponies, jumping castle, raffle, and even a visit from Santa!

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Bushfire Season is Here

The 2019-20 ACT Bushfire season officially started on 1 October. The ACT Emergency Services advise that Canberra has just experienced the driest winter since 1982. Bushfire seasons are expected to be longer and more dangerous on average as the effects of climate change are felt across the country. The early start to the fire season in northern New South Wales and Queensland should be a…

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Draft Reserve Management Plan Open for Comment – Update

Parks and Conservation have now released the dates for their information sessions in regard to their Draft Reserve Management Plan. You can sign up for one of the 4 sessions at https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/act-parks/information-sessions. You can read more about this very important document below. ACTEA is aiming to take this opportunity to get increased equestrian access to some parts of the Reserve system through this process so…

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Repair Works to Parkwood Paddock Cavaletti

ACT Parks & Conservation Service, Urban Reserves north, have advised that they will be undertaking minor earth works at the cavaletti on the BNT at Parkwood Paddocks to reinstate low ground level height within the structure. Work will commence on Monday 30 September 2019. The cavaletti will be closed for two days. Access to the horse trail will be provided between 07:30 & 15:00 hrs…

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Coombs Parkrun Update

There have been some changes in regard to the Parkrun event at North Weston Ponds; not all of them good. For a start, due to the closure of the old management track by the Suburban Land Agency (see https://www.actea.asn.au/whats-happening-at-north-weston-ponds), the Parkrun route has had to be moved and now appears to include more of the BNT than before. It has taken ACTEA months to convince…

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BNT Route Through the Arboretum

Since May 2017 ACTEA and the Bicentennial National Trail Section Coordinator have been in discussions with the Arboretum about the impact of their Tracks and Trails Strategy on the route of the BNT through their estate. After several iterations of design and a few meetings and field trips we now have an agreed updated route which, after all the excitement, is not much different to…

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Heysen Street Bike Path – Update

Today ACTEA had a call from the Heysen Street Path TCCS project officer to say that the Minister has directed them to look at the options for taking the bike path through the corner of Oakey Hill Reserve. This appears to be more a response to Pedal Powers letter agreeing with ACTEA’s position than anything ACTEA had to say. Apparently they told Pedal Power about…

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