Tag Archives: murrumbidgee

ACT election headaches ahead for candidates

election vote

The 2016 ACT Assembly election obviously will be a watershed, not least because the legislature finally has increased to a properly representative 25 members.
I say ‘not least’ because there are a number of sleeping issues (headaches?) that candidates and successful MLAs will face.
Whomever forms government next October will need 13 of the 25 elected representatives, [...]

Illegal trap kills platypus pair

Report illegal yabby traps in the ACT

An illegal yabby trap has killed two platypuses in the Murrumbidgee River.
The ACT Government is urging residents to report illegal traps to prevent incidents like this one last month.
Illegal “Opera House” traps have caught and drowned air-breathing animals such as platypuses, turtles, native water rats and birds in the past.
Regional Manager of National Parks and [...]

De Salis Cemetery works complete


Territory and Municipal Services are sharing the news that their rehabilitation works at the heritage-listed De Salis Cemetery are now complete:
The ACT heritage-listed De Salis Cemetery, located on the banks of the majestic Murrumbidgee River at Tharwa, has been returned to the community after the completion of extensive restoration works, Manager of Operations, National Park [...]

Things still closed from the floods

By 29 March 2012

Territory and Municipal Services have let it be known that while much has returned to normal, some things remained closed after the flooding at the start of the month:
• Corin Dam (Namadgi National Park)
• Swamp Creek (Murrumbidgee River Corridor)
• Discovery Trail (Cotter River)
• Lyrebird Trail (Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve)
• Cascades Trail (Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve)
• Eucalypt Forest [...]

Tharwa By-Pass Tunnel Proposal

By 1 April 2011

Proposed by-pass tunnel of Tharwa to provide replacements for the existing Tharwa Bridge while at the same time providing a new access path for damaged Smiths Road bridge (over the Gundgenby River)
A two lane tunnel with access on Tharwa Drive,Tidbinbilla Road, Naas Road and Smiths Road. Each of these entrances will be monitored by automatic [...]

Police Wrap – 6 December 2010

By 6 December 2010

[First filed: Dec 6, 2010 @ 9:17]
1. Idiot:
ACT Policing’s Specialist Response and Security (SRS) officers, with the assistance of ACT Policing Operations, have rescued a man and his three children after their kayak upturned on the Murrumbidgee River today (December 5).
Around 5.24pm police received a phone call from the man claiming to be lost in [...]

Something the rain is good for – Kayaking in Canberra

By 1 December 2010

[First filed: Nov 30, 2010 @ 14:50]

The reservoirs are full, the farmers don’t want it right now. Just about the only thing all this wet is good for is keeping the rivers up.
dihedralcorner has posted this footage of YouTube with this note:
Last weekend’s run down Red Rocks Gorge at 2.05m, just before the Wet Season [...]

Murrumbidgee pumping gets environmental approval

By 30 October 2010

ACTEW are celebrating the federales signing off on the Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer.
ACTEW has today received the final major environmental approval to undertake the Murrumbidgee to Googong Water Transfer. The approval was granted by Federal Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, the Hon Tony Burke, MP.
ACTEW Managing Director Mark Sullivan [...]

Brown water flows

By 6 September 2010

[Photo of Uriarra Crossing yesterday by Pommy Bastard]
Just in case you were thinking of popping into the Murrumbigee River for a swim today the Canberra Times warns that the Lower Molonglo Water Control Centre has been overflowing with all the water from Saturday’s storm and is pumping 1,000 litres of partially treated effluent a [...]

The Murrumbidgee in flood

By 18 February 2010

[First Filed Feb 17, 2010]
The wonderful folk at have been out shooting the rapids (and the pictures) in what is usually the somnolent creek known as the Murrumbidgee.
Only after the weekend wrecking deluge it’s a river now!
Slideshow courtesy of KayakCanberra below:

How to Secure Water

By 21 May 2008

The ABC have this story on the ACT govt deciding that they will finally do something to look after Canberra’s future water supply. For $300mil we’ll get a bigger Cotter dam, steal water from the Murrumbidgee for Googong (Goulburn will then steal it again), buy water from Snowy Hydro and build a water recycling [...]

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