Transforming Watson Oval

A group of local residents are interested in transforming the Watson Neighbourhood Oval into a community asset for all ages. This is the oval that sits alongside the Majura Primary School on Knox Street. If you are interested in signing the petition, or getting involved send us an email by clicking here »… . There is also an online survey that you can complete to give us your ideas on what you would like see done to improve the oval. The survey is available here »…

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10 million reasons ACT is the bush capital

Warren Saunders and his nursery staff are Canberra’s secret gardeners, responsible for creating much of the city’s landscape that’s taken for granted. They’ve propagated 350,000 seedlings to create 6ha of native plants along Anzac Parade, and literally got down and dirty in Mitchell’s urban wetlands, planting 150,000 native shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers. For a single revegetation project in the Brindabellas, they collected 900kg of native seed — and that’s just for the understorey plantings.

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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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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: [youtube]c3KlOZEnSH4&rel=0&showsearch=1[/youtube] Note: copyright of the material in the video clips resides with the WIN Television. Usage permitted in accordance with the Australian Copyright Act 1968, Section 42: Fair dealing for purpose of reporting news. Source: WIN News (Canberra) – 26 November 2009

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