WCCC is not a local government body. For government matters contact CanberraConnect.
The WCCC holds open public meetings on last Wednesday of the month - see Meetings for a timetable.
The meetings are held at The Weston Club, Liardet Street, Weston at 7.30pm (map). We regularly have invited speakers, politicians and other representatives, with other organisations (eg ACT Policing) also regularly attending.
There are no membership fees for the WCCC and any resident of Weston Creek is able to contact the WCCC to seek assistance or advice. All members of the committee are volunteers and no one receives payment for any activities. The Council also receives financial support from the ACT Government.
Article posted on Monday 14 October 2013 | Leave a comment »
The Spring edition of the Fetherston Gardens Newsletter contains details of the official opening of the Gardens as well as reflections on Tony Fetherston by his now much older children and photos of recent activities in the Garden.
Click to read the Spring edition » ...
Article posted on Saturday 12 October 2013 | Leave a comment »
Article posted on Sunday 25 August 2013 | Leave a comment »
The Fetherston Gardens Friends AGM was held on 21 August 2013, Reports from the FGF convenor, Working Been Coordinator and a Progress Report on garden maintenance are here.
Article posted on Wednesday 13 June 2012 | Leave a comment »
The ACT Government have announced the allocation of $500,000 for a major upgrade to Fetherston Gardens. The Southside Chronicle article, together with the Government's media release and the WCCC letter thanking the Chief Minister for this most welcome funding for revitalising this community site follow:
Article posted on Sunday 08 April 2012 | Leave a comment »
The Friends of Fetherston Gardens say they are mostly pleased with a draft plan outlining future development of the Weston site but want a commitment on funding and ongoing maintenance from the ACT government.
Part of the former Canberra Institute of Technology School of Horticulture, Fetherston Gardens comprises an arboretum, woodlands garden and an enclosed ''secret garden'', and was named in honour of the first head of the school, Tony Fetherston.
Article posted on Thursday 23 February 2012 | Leave a comment »
VOLUNTEERS working in Weston's Fetherston Gardens are concerned that immeasurable damage will be done to the gardens if a master plan for the area is not released soon.
The Friends of Featherstone Gardens have been waiting since November for the ACT Government to release the draft plan which will indicate when water and power may become available to the site.
A spokeswoman for Territory and Municipal Services said the plan was delayed to incorporate the design features of the proposed Defence Housing Estate, which would front the eastern boundary of the gardens.
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These gardens were designed and developed as the former Canberra Institute of Technology Horticulture College in Heysen Street, Weston which was opened in 1974. In the gardens, which have been named after the first and longest serving Head of the Horticulture College, Tony Fetherston, there is a well-established arboretum, a woodlands garden, and an enclosed "secret garden". The CIT's Weston campus was closed in 2009, and the gardens ceased being a purpose-built educational facility. Later, in 2009, in response to representations from the WCCC, the ACT Government dropped its plans to redevelop the site for residential purposes, and handed the land back to the Weston Creek Community for use as a community park, while the former classroom buildings became part of the Canberra Islamic School.
The WCCC is working with the Fetherston Gardens Friends to coordinate the community's participation in the garden redevelopment project. The current goal of the WCCC and the Friends of the Gardens, in conjunction with the Parks, Conservation and Lands Department of the ACT Government, is to bring the gardens back to a condition where they can again be open to the public.
The Fetherston Gardens Friends hold regular working bees to continue with the Garden development and also to ensure that it is well maintained for use by the community.
You can contact the Friends here