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Hardworking volunteers mark 25 years
Ross Kingsland is a volunteer of 14 years with Parkcare and often works in the reserve behind his house in
Photo: Matt Bedford
Based on a 40-hour working week
ACT ParkCare and Landcare
volunteers have notched up more than
a decade of fulltime service
maintaining Canberra's natural,
cultural and historic environment.
In their 25th anniversary year it is
estimated they've dedicated in excess
of 20,000 hours to help manage ACT
parks and reserves.
They've battled noxious weeds,
invasive species and erosion while
rehabilitating woodlands and
protecting endangered species.
Ross Kingsland, a volunteer with
Parkcare for 14 years, said without the
work that has been done some nature
reserves would have been so choked
with woody weeds you wouldn't be
able to walk through them.
He said one of the most important
achievements in the past 25 years was
the increased appreciation of
Canberra's nature reserves.
"I think people value it far more
than when the ParkCare movement
started,'' he said.
As a Hughes resident, he has been
working on maintaining the woodland
reserve behind his house.
"A lot of people who are involved in
this . . . are highly educated and
qualified in this area and they use their
knowledge and skills to help maintain
and restore these woodlands,'' Mr
"It is important for recreation but it
is also an important reserve for plants
and animals in the ACT.
"Now we've got to plan for what we
think the vegetation should look like in
25 years. We've got some choices
there. Whether the woodlands grow up
and become dense, or more open. But
we still have work to do in preserving
and getting more endangered species
more established -- that would be a
To mark the anniversary, a ParkCare
and Landcare forum is being organised
for October 17 at the University of
Canberra. There will be an optional
dinner that evening while field trips
are the following day on October 18.
The Reflect, Explore and Inspire:
Celebrating 25 Years of ParkCare and
Landcare in the ACT forum will
reflect on what has been achieved,
building of knowledge and planning
for the future of this volunteer
Tick for work
on derelict site
The Macquarie Park development
application for the old Jamison Inn
site has been approved.
This means the long-derelict site
will soon see activity.
The nearby shops at Aranda are
also due for rejuvenation in an
innovative plan to use the existing
building. For details, visit http:/
The council is establishing a small
business subcommittee to engage
with the business community.
Contact council through a
feedback form on our website if you
are interested in participating.
Our next public meeting will be
held at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October
21, in the Community Room at
Belconnen Library (Chandler Street).
This is your chance to qualify to vote
in November committee elections.
The meeting will open with a brief
update by David Maxwell of the
Riverview Group on the proposed
residential development in West
Belconnen. (A more comprehensive
presentation will be given at
council's February 2015 meeting.)
The main item at this month's
meeting will be a presentation by
Chris Gell of ACTPLA on progress
in updating the master plan for the
Belconnen town centre.
The master plan applies to the
entire area between Ginninderra
Drive, Coulter Drive, Belconnen
Way, Eastern Valley Way and
Robyn Coghlan, Chair
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