Updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan

Updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan The ACT Equestrian Association has made a submission ( Stromlo MP sub 2016) to the Have Your Say Survey in relation to the updated Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan.  A copy was also sent to the Minister for Tourism and Events who also happens to be the Chief Minister. The Master Plan Survey closed on 5 February. Thank you…

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THE ACTEA AWARDS ARE GOING DIGITAL IN 2016

This year the two annual ACTEA Awards: Encouragement Award To Young Horseperson Of The Year Outstanding Service Award will be based on community nominations via Survey Monkey. This is your opportunity to thank and reward those who contribute to horse sport in the ACT. The awards will be made at the ACTEA Annual General Meeting. Nominations can be made by anyone but the winners will…

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Potential Controlled Burns in Canberra

To prepare for the fire season the ACT Parks and Conservation Service may conduct a number of prescribed burns in the coming months in areas used by equestrians. TAMS require a precise window of conditions to carry out the activities so not all burns may be carried out. FB002 North of Shakespeare Crescent, Fraser, on the BNT route FB042-FB045 along the back of the suburb…

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Water Quality Project Update

You will recall that in July 2015 public consultation drop-ins were conducted in relation to a proposal to improve the water quality of several of Canberra’s waterways. Equestrians made an impression by their participation at the various sessions and their on-line feedback. The ACT Equestrian Association made submissions in regard to catchments that appeared to impact equestrian activities. The Basin Priority Project has now released…

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Is Your Horse’s Bushfire Plan Ready to Go?

The dreadful weather in SA and Victoria are a warning to us to get prepared for a horrible summer. Have you prepared your go or stay bushfire plan and practised it with your horse and your paddock mates? Got together all your fire gear? Go to the ACTEA website at http://www.actea.asn.au/will-your-horse-stay-or-go/ for a guide to things you should be thinking about before it is a…

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Stromlo Forest Park Master Plan

Residents in Weston Creek have received a postcard inviting them to have their say about the ‘new’ Mount Stromlo Master Plan. This Master Plan doesn’t differ a great deal from that created in 2009. There were several issues with that Plan including equestrian trails marked on impossible terrain or leading nowhere and a luge and a chairlift over Bluegums. ACTEA commented on this in some…

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Water Level Rise in Molonglo River

As part of the routine surveillance of Scrivener dam the dam operator will commence deliberately lowering the level of Lake Burley Griffin from Sunday night (29 November 2015) to facilitate inspections of sub-surface drainage and dam dissipater (concrete area below dam). The lake will only be lowered 100mm and after next week’s inspections, the level will be left to rise back to normal levels. Meanwhile…

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TARC Good Deed Christmas Raffle

ACTEA Affiliate, Tuggeranong Adult Riding Club, is running a raffle with $1885 in amazingly generous prizes to support club member Natalie Menzies (Fisher) who has been fighting the good fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Generous prizes have been donated by some of the Canberra region’s best coaches, The Horse Herbalist, Gill Shepherd, Animal Art House and Nat’s own family. There’s something there for everyone, and vouchers…

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Stromlo Forest Park the Topic for Weston Creek Community Council

Weston Creek Community Council has asked representatives of Stromlo Forest Park and the Centenary Trail to speak at their next Public Meeting. This will allow Weston Creek and Molonglo residents to hear first-hand about these facilities and to ask questions about access and safety if you have them. The Meeting will be held on Wednesday 25th November, at 7.30 pm at the St Jude’s Primary…

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Second Update on Heritage Listing of Equestrian Park Cross Country Course

ACTEA would like to thank the 117 people who made submissions and the over 2,000 who provided face-book support in regard to the Heritage Listing of the Equestrian Park cross-country course. We have also had the unqualified support of Sport and Recreation Services. As previously forecast, the ACT Heritage Council met on 19 November and decided to place the Yarralumla Woolshed and Outbuildings on the…

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