$27 million to clean up Lake Tuggeranong was announced on Thursday 19 May. The money mentioned should make a great contribution to improving water quality in Lake Tuggeranong. Come to our next Tuggeranong Community Council meeting on Tuesday the 7th June to hear the details.
Debate over Thompson and new Youth Sub Committee for the Council. We had almost 80 people attend our last TCC meeting to hear Minister Mick Gentleman talk about the proposed new suburb in Tuggeranong of ‘Thompson’. Participants raised many issues and many expressed concerns about the lack of environmental assessment, reducing native habitat and the negative environmental impact of such a development could have on the river.
Lake Tuggeranong College students talking about what they want for Tuggeranong will be the first presentation at our next meeting on Tuesday 5 April. 7.30pm, at the Tuggeranong Southern Cross Club. It will be great to hear the opinions of some of the younger members of our community and it will be the beginnings of closer relationship with the College. Minister Mick Gentleman will then talk about the new proposed suburb at Tuggeranong and then we will hear about “Menslink”. Come and listen to these presentations and be involved in what is happening in the Tuggeranong community.
I wish to give a big farewell to a great asset to the Tuggeranong Valley as regretfully, Darryl Johnston, a former president, has decided to resign from the Council. In his email to me he said “I have served on the Council for many years I have worked with many people, made many friends and worked on many projects for the benefit of our community. You, are supported by a good team of dedicated, effective, committed and community minded people. I now feel it is now time for me to move on to new fields. I wish you, your Executive and all the TCC members the best of success in 2016. “ Darryl has contributed significantly to the Council over a number of years, not only as a general member but as President from 2009 to 2012, where he worked hard to update and modernise the Council operations, including
Well, 2016 is upon us and it looks like being a busy one for the Tuggeranong Community Council. We should hear in March from the Murray Darling Basin Project people about what activities have been approved in the Tuggeranong Lake Catchment area to improve water quality and amenity in the area, so we no longer have smells in summer and we could paddle, swim and Triathlons might actually be held in Lake Tuggeranong.
Little or no landfill needed in the future! No such thing as waste but materials that can be recycled and actually bring income into the ACT economy! Wouldn’t that be great! Members of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) have attended meetings of the new ACT Waste Feasibility Study, which aims at giving options to government on how to handle all waste generated or processed within the ACT over the next 10-50 years. The objective is to maximise recycling and reusing while minimising landfilling. This can’t come to soon for the people of Fadden who are currently suffering from recurring smells from the Mugga tip – a concern that needs to be looked into.
Interested in helping out with an activity around Lake Tuggeranong? Ring 0411161948 if you want to be involved in a revegetation activity around the Wanniassa inlet. The Tuggeranong Lake Carers (TLC) with the support of the Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) are holding this event on Saturday 28 November from 8.30–11am. This is one of the few activities the TLC can organise around the Lake as the ongoing Lake closure is causing health concerns leading to us cancel some events on and around the Lake.
At our last meeting, we were informed by Matt Kendall, the Executive Manager, Catchment Management and Water Policy section, that recommendations relating to improving water quality in Lake Tuggeranong would be submitted to the Cabinet in November. The approved recommendations would then be forwarded to the Commonwealth for approval, with public announcements of approved funding happening in March 2016. We all want something to happen soon, as again, Lake Tuggeranong is, and has been closed for the past month to primary use. Because of this, the Tuggeranong Lake Carers have decided to cancel the proposed lake clean-up as some members are concerned about of health implications if this were to continue at this time. Instead they are planning to do some erosion mitigation near the Wanniassa inlet of Lake Tuggeranong. We will let the community know when the date has been finalised (via the TCC website). If anyone is interested in helping out in this endeavour please ring us on 0431 235 970.