Environment, Water, Energy

Deed of Agreement: Australian Heritage Village site redevelopment

The NCCC, Watson Community Association, Friends of Mount Majura, The Conservation Council ACT Region and the Village Building Company have signed a deed of agreement to minimise environmental and traffic impacts associated with The Fair residential development on the Australian Heritage Village site in north Watson.

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ABC News: Compromise on Majura housing plan (12 March 2010)

ABC News Online is reporting that an arrangement has been reached with the developer of the former Australia Heritage Village site in Watson. It is understood the changes to the development will help mitigate environmental impact on the Mount Majura Nature Reserve.

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WIN News: Appeal Averted (Australian Heritage Village Redevelopment, Watson)

WIN News ran a piece on 11 March 2010 about how a legal challenge to the redevelopment on the Australian Heritage Village site has been averted: Note: copyright of the material in the video clips resides with the WIN Television. Usage permitted in accordance with the Australian

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Community Event: Planting day Banksia Street Wetland (14 March 2010)

The ACT Department of Department of Environment, Climate Change, Energy & Water is organising a planting day at the Banksia Street Wetland. Sunday 14 March 9am to 12pm

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Public Meeting: Development of a tree management plan for Corroboree Park

The ACT Government is hosting a public meeting with Ainslie residents to develop a tree management plan for Corroboree Park on 15 March 2010. A condition assessment has been undertaken of the trees in Corroboree Park and along the adjoining roads

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Presentation: Dick Smith on population at the Canberra Club (10 March 2010)

The Australia Institute and Sustainable Population Australia will host a speech by Dick Smith on Wednesday, 10 March. Dick will discuss ‘Population: the elephant in the room we have ignored for too long’. “Australia’s population is set to explode, reaching at least 36 million by 2050. As it

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ACT Greens forum: A vision for Molonglo (9 March 2010)

The following is an invitation to a Public Forum on the potential development of Molonglo received from the ACT Greens: The Greens have a vision for Molonglo The Greens want Canberra’s next large urban development to be a development for the future not the past. We see

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Invitation to comment: Canberra’s Feed-in Tariff Scheme (closing 28 February 2010)

The ACT Government has recently launched a major discussion paper in the energy sector – the proposal to expand the electricity Feed-In Tariff Scheme. The Feed-In Tariff discussion paper deals with a possible expansion to include installations beyond the existing capacity limit of 30kW. Among the issues

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Invitation to comment: Draft Terms of Reference for Review of Canberra Airport Noise Abatement Procedures (closing 28 February 2010)

Airservices Australia has published the draft Terms of Reference for the Airservices Australia review of Canberra Airport Noise Abatement Procedures. As noted in the attached document, please forward any additional comments or suggestions in writing to Ms Linda Thane at Airservices Australia by email [email protected] by the

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FoMM: February 2010 Newsletter

Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) is a Park Care Group, working in the Mount Majura section of Canberra Nature Park. Some of their activities include:  Monthly weeding parties: removing non-native species by hand, Re-seeding and re-planting: giving local plant species a head start and Conducting walks and

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