2016 Pegasus Christmas Party

2016 Pegasus Christmas Party When: Saturday 3 December Where:Pegasus Farm              19 Drake Brockman Drive              Holt Time: 6pm – 8pm Sausage sizzle (BYO meat if you prefer a good steak!), karaoke, raffles, and a visit from Santa. Family and friends welcome! Bring your own drinks, a plate of food to share, your own chair…

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The Cotter Road Upgrade is About to Start

After talking about it since 2009, the government has finally let the contract to duplicate the Cotter Road between the Tuggeranong Parkway and Yarralumla Creek. The successful firm is Huon Contractors. Black Mountain Construction Assurance have been appointed as the project oversight. Both parties have since consulted with ACTEA and the Equestrian Park Management Group. Works will begin on 5 October, primarily setting up the…

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Read What the Candidates Say About Horse Stuff

As it has done at past elections, the ACT Equestrian Association Committee this year canvassed all identified candidates in the forthcoming ACT elections, independents as well as main stream party candidates, about their position in relation to equestrian matters. We sought their support for the following with the commitment that we would share their responses with the equestrian community: 1. Equestrian Park, Curtin, Canberra’s elite community…

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No Dog Park @ Chapman

Well done every one! Late yesterday ACTEA was advised by Transport and City Services that ” in view of the strong community feedback on the Chapman site, the risks raised with the mix of uses and the Bicentennial National Trail MOU, this site will not be supported as a dog park”. The government has chosen to continue with the community consultation through the Your Say…

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See the Basin Water Projects

The Basin Project is about to start its second round of community consultation in order to prepare for the development application process and construction. Local equestrians and ACTEA have had a strong input to this consultation process. Projects on equestrian trails include:

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A Dog Park on the Bicentennial National Trail!!!! We Need Your Help!!!

The BNT in Weston Creek runs along Eucumbene Drive at the top of Duffy, past Narrabundah Hill riding area, past the entrance to Canberra Equestrian Centre at the top of Hindmarsh Drive and on to Cooleman Ridge and Kambah Pony Club beyond. The ACT Government is now proposing to put a 1 hectare Dog Park on the open space next to the Canberra Equestrian Centre entrance. The…

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Trails at Isaacs Ridge

The new downhill cycle tracks at Isaacs Ridge are now open. The government wisely decided not to have an official opening ceremony. While the ACT Equestrian Association has maintained its position that the intersection of the downhill tracks and equestrian trails is dangerous and irresponsible, the land managers, the ACT Parks and Conservation Service, have responded to ACTEA’s urging that they mitigate the risk to…

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Western Greenway Consultation Update

The Western Greenway Community Panel met on 27 July. Background to the Western Greenway project, links and equestrian issues can be found in the previous post of 23 July. The Panel is a large group of diverse interests with the potential to descend into a unproductive rabble. Surprisingly, thanks to an excellent facilitator, the meeting was very amicable and was able to produce an agreed Communique at…

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Cotter Road Duplication Stage 2

Surprisingly, just before the election, Roads ACT is suddenly commencing Stage 2 of the duplication of the Cotter Road which is the bit that will pass Equestrian Park at Curtin. It now appears that works will start in October this year. ACTEA has been in consultation with the government and engineers about the duplication since 2011 and is happy that all concerns about the long…

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Trail Closure South of the Arboretum

Icon Water is doing some works on the northern side of the high level crossing (Clos Bridge) of the Molonglo River below the Arboretum. The purpose is to reduce odour from sewerage which might offend the new residents of the Molonglo suburbs. They will be constructing a vent on a high point south west of the Arboretum and connecting to the sewer line that goes…

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