Everything that goes down the stormwater drain ends up in our lakes and rivers. Poor water quality affects everyone, including our local wildlife. As part of a new education program called H2OK: Keeping our waterways healthy, Canberrans and residents in the surrounding regions are being called on to take action and help stop rubbish and other pollutants going down the stormwater drain. Here are a few ways residents can help be the solution for water pollution in the urban residential areas of the capital region:
The Cotter Road Stage 2 duplication works are currently due for completion in January 2018. This includes work on the new shared path connection.
Residents living in the suburbs of Chapman, Duffy, Fisher, Holder, Rivett, Stirling, Waramanga, Weston and Kambah are now able to register to be part of the pilot.
Residents who opt-in to register will receive a 240 litre lime-green lidded green waste bin starting from March 2017 for all their garden vegetation waste. Kerbside collections will start in April 2017.
A one-off fee of $50 will be required at the time of registering, unless you are a concession card holder.
How do I get a lime-green lidded green waste bin? If you wish to opt-in to receive your green waste bin, please register through the smart form via Access Canberra at the following link www.act.gov.au/greenbins or alternatively you can contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 who can assist you with your application.
Please note that you must register for the service even if you previously expressed interest in the green waste pilot.
Members of Weston Creek Community Council will raise concerns about a roundabout planned to link the Canberra Brickworks precinct to a busy thoroughfare at this week’s meeting.
The roundabout plan was submitted in October last year as the best option for a new access road connecting the brickworks precinct to Dudley Street.
Under the feasibility and concept design report prepared for the Land Development Agency by Cardno, it was recommended the roundabout be built close to Dudley Street’s intersection with Cotter Road.
The community can now have their say on the first 11 water infrastructure projects as part of the Territory’s $80 million ACT Healthy Waterways project, a partnership between the Australian and ACT Governments.
The Eleven projects that have been submitted for development approval will span across four catchments – The Lower Molonglo, West Belconnen, Lake Tuggeranong and Yarralumla Creek. The sites are located in Duffy, McKellar, Florey, Isabella Plains, Monash, Wanniassa, Fadden, Mawson and Curtin.