New home for Majura ACT SES unit in Hackett

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services has officially opened the new home for the ACT State Emergency Service Majura unit at Hackett. The Majura ACT SES Unit has approximately 25 members. The functions of this Unit are storm response, support to land searches, logistical support and flood boat support for various operations and community events. Formerly the unit was located in the ACT village of Hall. [youtube]W87oqWP6OMU&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube]

Sir John Hackett Essay Competition (Entries open until 15 August 2009)

All young people living in Hackett and in school years 5-12 are invited to enter this competition being held by the Hackett Community Association with the support of local schools and the Australian Dictionary of Biography.  Essays should be 250-500 words long for Years 5-6; approximately 600 words for Years 7-8; 900-1000 words for Years 9-10 and 1000-1200 words for Years 11-12. The topic is: “The person after whom your street in Hackett is named”.  Where the street is named after more than one person (eg. Rivett Street) you can choose which person to write about.  Prizes and certificates will …

Suggested wording for letters to be sent to MLAs regarding Hackett traffic issues

In the April 2009 Hackett Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter mention was made of a copy of a sample letter being made available online, so it could be copied and sent to the Chief Minister in regard to the Hackett traffic issues. More details of this ongoing issue can be read on this page: Hackett Traffic Issues The sample letter has been reproduced below in both a short and long format. You are encouraged to copy the text below and adapt it as you see fit. Your completed correspondence should be sent to the relevant MLA(s) via either email or traditional post.

Alert: Bonded asbestos discovered on Mount Majura in gully behind Mackenzie Street

ACT Parks Conservation and Land staff have advised the convener of the Friends of Mt Majura that that old construction material containing bonded asbestos was discovered on Mount Majura in a gully behind Mackenzie Street. Individuals should notify Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 if they see any dumped construction material on public land including the nature reserves that may contain asbestos. Canberra Connect will collect relevant information and pass it on to the appropriate authority.  Individuals with access to a GPS should record the coordinates. For health and safety reasons it is important that individuals DO NOT take samples …

Temporary closure of a section of Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve (Hackett Transfer Station)

Director of Parks, Conservation and Lands (PCL), Russell Watkinson today informed Canberrans that the old tip site area (Hackett Transfer Station) within the Mt Ainslie Nature Reserve will be closed temporarily from today, Tuesday 24 March 2009, due to remedial works. “PCL has been made aware of environmental contamination on the old tip site within the Mt Ainslie Nature reserve. The five hectare site is approximately 400 metres east of the Phillip Avenue and Kellaway Street intersection in Hackett.

Reduced water pressure due to essential maintenance until 25 March 2009

ActewAGL are advising the following: Until 25 March 2009, ActewAGL is carrying out essential maintenance to the water network that supplies parts of North Canberra. Customers in the suburbs of Hackett, O’Connor and Watson may have experienced a temporary reduction in water pressure over the past two days as a result of this work. The temporary reduction in water pressure will continue until the work is completed mid next week. If you are experiencing serious problems as a result of the reduced water pressure, please call ActewAGL’s faults and emergencies line on 13 11 93. When the maintenance work is …