Communities@Work, supported by the Tuggeranong Community Council’s Youth Engagement Committee and the YWCA Canberra, invites young people in Tuggeranong to join Lauchlan Duncan and Stephanie Wilson from Climate Change and Sustainability and Kirilly Dickson Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment, around a table over pizza to discuss issues
At our last TCC meeting we had a talk from Dr Fiona Dyer and Rod Ubrihen from the University of Canberra, who spoke about the research being undertaken on Lake Tuggeranong to stop the annual blue green algal infestations that happens every summer when the heat rises. They said to date, the results were inconclusive and their final report will be submitted to government when all the results are fully analysed. They also indicated that more research would be needed. Accordingly the Council has written to the Chief Minister asking that ongoing funds be made available for further research and when a solution is decided upon that it be adequately funded.
Research has been undertaken to better determine how best to deal with algal issues in Lake Tuggeranong itself. The work at Isabella Pond, Isabella Lake and the rain gardens being build nearby will help filter water going into the lake, but what about what is already n the Lake. See the attached video from H2OK Read More …
The Tuggeranong submission pouts forward our concerns re the new proposed light rail route from Civic to Woden via Parkes and Barton. Please read the attached letter and if you agree with it please fill out the petition that has been sponsored by Woden Community Council.
On Monday 11 December 2017, the ACT’s climate strategy discussion paper on ACT’s climate strategy to a Net Zero Emissions Territory was launched.
The design work is now underway for further improvements to the public facilities at the Kambah Village. The government is encouraging all to provide feedback on a few key aspects on by logging onto www.yoursay.act.gov.au.
We have just heard from Minister Meegan FitzHarris that the Green Bins for garden organic green waste will be extended to all of Tuggeranong in the new year. We will be the first area in the ACT to have the the Green Bins in all of our suburbs. Other areas won’t begin to get them until September 2018.