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NATURE ON OUR DOORSTEP
Protection works both ways for felines
Janice Seymour, of McKellar, sleeps better at night knowing 3-year-old Ragdoll cat Molly is safe in her
Photo: Matt Bedford
Our bush capital
One of the great things about life in
our bush capital is nature on our
You can literally walk out the door
and immerse yourself in our beautiful
natural surroundings. Perhaps we
should be known as the natural capital
instead of the nation s capital?
As the years roll by, I ve come to
appreciate that in nature everything
has its place and there is a place for
With so much bush on our doorstep
some of our domestic pets, in
particular our furry feline friends, can
have a negative impact on these
intrinsic natural values.
Cats are natural predators.
Domestic cats have been shown to
hunt and kill a wide variety of native
wildlife in our region. If left to their
own devices, cats can wander and prey
on small birds, reptiles and mammals.
Basically, it s in their nature to do so,
our feline friends are extraordinary
To combat the impact domestic cats
have on our natural ecosystem, many
Canberra suburbs now have
progressive strategies to contain cats
on their owner s property. Some of
these suburbs include Bonner, Crace,
Coombs, Forde and Wright.
The aim of these cat containment
measures is to ensure cats occupy their
rightful place in our natural world.
Their place is at home with their
Our feline friends are very
adaptable creatures and respond well
to being contained. There are a number
of ways moggies can be kept at home
and still be capable to explore.
Cats can be kept indoors, taken
outdoors on a harness or leash, or
reside inside a purpose built enclosure
which allows them to explore the
outdoors without the risk of roaming.
Even the use of simple collar bell
can help warn our native creatures a
cat is on the prowl.
Cat containment not only allows our
native wildlife to breathe a heartfelt
sigh of relief, but with a palatial cat
enclosure your beloved family cat is
less likely to be exposed to an injury
from meandering fighting cats or
worse still, being involved in a tragic
With so much natural open space
scattered across the bush capital, our
rangers have a large patch to cover in
protecting our native wildlife.
With your help we can all live in
natural harmony, our furry feline
friends at home with us and our native
wildlife in their home. This ensures
everything has its natural place.
Learn more about cat containment,
not quick enough
Southside residents frustrated by
frequent toxic algal blooms and
closures of Lake Tuggeranong were
heartened to hear the ACT Basin
Priority Project was working towards a
solution at last week s Tuggeranong
Community Council meeting.
The ACT government made a
successful bid for $85 million in
federal funding to improve water
quality for the ACT and Murray-
Darling Basin last February.
Project staff have been assessing six
catchment areas across Canberra,
evaluating design options and
potential interventions to improve
water quality across the ACT s water
To secure funding the project must
gain approval from the federal
Catchment manager and water
policy executive manager Matt
Kendall said he hoped for a go-ahead
by February 2016 and completion of
works by March 2019.
Residents present at the meeting
pressured for action earlier to combat
the public health risk and rank odour
from the lake earlier than 2016.
Evidence presented revealed Lake
Tuggeranong was closed more
frequently than other catchments.
Resident Leslie McGrane said
existing gross pollutant traps were not
cleaned out regularly enough and did
not work effectively.
"While [twice a year and after
rainfall of 15mm or more] might be
okay for other areas, clearly that s not
the right setting for Lake
Tuggeranong," she said.
Formal public consultation on the
water quality initiative will be
undertaken in June.
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