Mount Ainslie

Rabbit control program about to commence

Territory and Municipal Services wishes to advise residents that a Rabbit Control Program will be undertaken on the Mount Painter, Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie Nature Reserves over the next three months, commencing on Monday 1 February 2010.

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Update on the contamination within the Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie Nature Reserves

In May this year, Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) discovered bonded asbestos (e.g. small pieces of fibro sheeting) across the lower western slopes of Mt Majura and Mt Ainslie within the Nature Reserves behind the suburbs of Hackett, Ainslie and Campbell. It appears that this contaminated building material may have been dumped in the reserve many years ago. TAMS has since employed a contractor to clean up the majority of the contaminated material. In keeping with the Environment Protection Authority and ACT Health’s recommendations for this site, TAMS has also employed a consultant to develop a draft management plan for

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