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Tag Archives: rivers

Willow massacre at Oaks Estate

By 6 February 2012

Territory and Municipal Services are letting us know they’re attacking beautiful willows near Oaks Estate to leave a blasted, but more authentic moonscape behind.
“The ACT Government has committed $1.5 million toward the cleanup of Willow debris, Willow control and river restoration work in identified priority areas,” Mr Hughes said. “This funding has been provided in [...]

Good swimming spots for summer

By 7 November 2009

Can anyone recommend any good pools/waterholes in Canberra?
Price or location is pretty irrelevant, just looking for somewhere far from the madding crowd, preferably.
Any suggestions appreciated, thanks!

Murray Cod and Golden Perch to be pumped into the lakes

By 10 July 2009

Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced the completion of the Fish Stocking Plan for the Australian Capital Territory 2009-2014.
The upshot of which is that we’re going to get more baby fish pushed into the lakes in the hopes that our rapacious anglers will give the native fishies in the streams and rivers a break:
Approximately [...]

River funding wends our way

By 20 November 2008

Peter Garrett has announced that the ACT’s “iconic rivers” will “benefit from a share of more than $28.5 million from the Rudd Government”.
By which he actually means the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo Rivers are getting a bit over $300,000 each for improvements.
$335,386 is going to TAMS for Molonglo River Rescue.
$358,973 will be spent on the ‘bidgee [...]

Redpaths – My part in their downfall

By 26 August 2008

In some small, possibly sad, way buying my boots at Redpaths in Civic has been a part of my own self-identity for more years than I care to remember. 15 years maybe.
A series of ten-hole Doc Martens was followed by a love of black RedBacks. All lovingly fitted and often worn out of the poky [...]

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