BNT Closed through Namadgi

  Closure dates: 12.01am Monday 21st June – 11.59pm Friday 25th June. Closure area: Within Namadgi National Park, entire area east of Boboyan Road.  This includes the entire BNT section from Caloola Farm, all the way to where it crosses Boboyan Rd near the southern border (Carey’s Fire Trail). Works being undertaken: aerial deer control program in response to growing concerns about the impacts of…

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Stromlo Forest Park Update

At some time in 2020 the management of the National Arboretum also became managers of Stromlo Forest Park (SFP). One of their first steps has been to revisit the 2016 Master Plan for SFP. The new managers are concerned Stromlo isn’t well placed to cope with the future impact of the surrounding suburban development. Already they see issues with the downhill trails due to limited…

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Tree Removal Near Clos Crossing Bridge

Parks and Conservation have let a contract to remove pine wildings growing between the Molonglo River and the management track leading to the northern approach to Clos Crossing (the high level bridge) during the next month. The contractor expects to start in the next week or so and will give ACTEA a heads up when that happens. He will display signs from the Tuggeranong Parkway…

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The Cemetery at Rose Cottage Horse Paddocks Submissions Close Soon

ACTEA has just become aware that a public consultation process on the proposed Southern Cemetery, (https://www.yoursay.act.gov.au/SMP) which will impact the Rose Cottage Horse Paddocks has been up on the Your Say website since 14 April and the deadline for submissions is one week away on 7 June. If you have comments after reading the Masterplan documents you can either complete the survey or email the…

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Hendra Virus identified in Grey-Headed Flying Foxes in South Australia

Studies conducted into a colony of grey-headed flying foxes which migrated from the east coast to Adelaide about a decade ago have revealed that they are carrying antibodies for Hendra Virus. Until now, information about Hendra Virus has been linked to black-headed and spectacled flying foxes which tend to be tropical and sub-tropical species. Until now all spill-over events to horses have occurred in the…

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Five Peaks Cycling Challenge -18 April

On Sunday 18 April a cycling event called the 5 Peaks Challenge will start and finish at Stromlo Forest Park and take in what passes for mountains in this city:- Mt Stromlo, Red Hill, Mt Pleasant, Mt Ainslie, Black Mountain and Dairy Farmers Hill. Riders will start at Stromlo between 7:30 and 8:00. The ride will mostly be on roads but there are several places…

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Bicycle Event on Saturday 10 April

The Heritage Polaris will take place on 10 April 2021. For more information on the event go to Heritage Polaris – Heritage Polaris and there is a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HeritagePolaris The event involves teams of two cyclists (some using e-bikes) visiting as many of 40 checkpoints (CPs) as they choose in any order and by any route. The Event Centre will be Telopea Park…

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Forestry Works Near the Arboretum

ACTEA has just received the attached map from Peter Langdon, Assistant Director, ACT Forests. The map shows the plan for harvesting forestry coups along the Molonglo for the coming 12 months or so. Peter has advised: 1. Clear felling work has just started in the area directly to the west of the Arboretum (purple on the map) to meet bushfire management requirements and to prepare…

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Nature Park User Survey

Until July 2021, ACT Parks and Conservation Service want to hear from Canberrans to better understand who uses our many reserves, forests and national parks, how they are used, and how your user experiences can be enhanced. It is important that equestrians fill out these surveys otherwise our experiences as users go unrecorded and minimised in the planning process. So go and fill out the…

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Whatever Happened to Revised Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan?

For those of you who have been wondering what happened to the Revised Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan 2020, the Minister for Planning and Land Management referred it and the Consultation Report to the Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Planning, Transport and City Services on 22 January 2021 for their consideration as required under the Nature Conservation Act. This is an important document…

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