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Your chance to have a say on the Bush Capital?

By johnboy - 6 April 2009 3

The ACT Planning and Land Authority has announced a workshop tomorrow at ANU as part of their policy development process related to the “Bush Capital” nature of Canberra.

    The Bush Capital workshop will cover a range of issues including the recreational use of Canberra’s parks and open spaces, threats to flora and fauna in our suburbs, bush fire mitigation and the ownership, management and resourcing of public spaces.

    Expert presenters at the workshop include Professor Catherine Bull, Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne and Dr Jane Tarran, Program Director, Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Technology in Sydney.

    “The workshop will be attended by representatives from industry and community groups including the Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Property Council of Australia, Conservation Council, University of Canberra and the ANU.

    “The outcomes of this workshop will ultimately influence building design, subdivision layout and the location and design of public places for community use,” Mr Savery said.

If you want to go, best to give them a ring.

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3 Responses to
Your chance to have a say on the Bush Capital?
Thumper 8:36 pm 06 Apr 09

Don’t bulldoze the Weston arboretum. That’s a start.

Spideydog 8:36 pm 06 Apr 09

Bush capital is over rated …. give me a real capital – a metropolis !!!!!

fabforty 8:19 pm 06 Apr 09

I think if ACTPLA is serious about wanting public input, they need to do much more than a one-off little-publicised one night workshop at the ANU. They need to actively invite public comment and debate in an open forum.

I believe the image of Canberra being the Bush Capital is rapidly disappearing up its own orifice. Anyone been near up Flemington Road lately ? I despair.

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