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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NCEC hosts Equestrian Australia Official Measuring Day

Measuring is required in some EA Sports to ensure a horse or pony is eligible for particular height categories in competition. Measuring can only be performed by an Official Equestrian Australia Measurer on an EA approved surface. You can read the general regulations including all the details of horses/ponies, their heights and the restrictions that come with them at http://www.equestrian.org.au/sites/default/files/EA%20measuring%20rules%20-%20update%202013.pdf The National Capital Equestrian Club…

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Update on Heritage Listing of Equestrian Park Cross-country Course

Without doubt due to the overwhelming 117 submissions from the equestrian community, any heritage listing of the Yarralumla Woolshed has been delayed by the Minister for Planning. At this stage, it is anticipated the Council will make its final decision on registration of the site at its meeting of 19 November 2015. It seems very unlikely that the Council will change its mind about including…

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Fencing of Tuggeranong Parkway Near the Zoo Underpass

Since the 2003 bushfires ACTEA has regularly sought replacement of the old stock fence that ran along the Tuggeranong Parkway near the pine forest south of the Zoo. Riders were concerned that one day a startled horse could run on to the Parkway. This became a bigger issue when the Zoo expanded southward to the old underpass which now goes directly into the Arboretum. There…

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Changes to Logging Times near Arboretum

Please note that about 5 log trucks a day could now be using River Road at any time of day, except for Sundays when there will be no harvesting or transport of logs from site. When the harvesting job stated on 17 August log trucks driver’s had agreed to operate only between the hours of 4am and 8am. This was very restrictive on the viability…

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A Recreational Vision for Canberra

Minister for Sport and Recreation and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, has recently launched a new vision for recreation that aims to encourage more Canberrans to take advantage of the recreation spaces we have across Canberra. This is about informal and less organised recreation rather than formal sporting activities. Connecting & Building Recreation: a vision for the Territory outlines the ACT Government’s…

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Arboretum Horse Yard Opened by Minister Rattenbury

The Canberra Times today carried a report of the official opening of the horse yard at the National Arboretum. Given the foreboding skies luck held and the sun actually shone at times. Six horses modeled the yard and about 40 horse riders, media and Arboretum and Ministerial staff braved the weather to listened to Minister Rattenbury officially do the opening. There are some additional pictures…

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