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.
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Article posted on Sunday 23 January 2011 | Leave a comment »
The gardens are not yet open to the public while volunteers and the ACT Parks and Land authorities work together on bringing them back to good condition.There are currently no services or facilities available at the gardens (for example, no toilets). Anyone who wishes to become a volunteer or seeks additional information click 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.
Article posted on Tuesday 14 February 2012 | Leave a comment »
The WCCC and Fetherston Gardens Friends (WCCC/FGF) submit the following comments on the Canberra Islamic School DA for additional school building construction, as this development will directly impact on the Fetherston Gardens next door, both during the construction phase and afterwards.
Article posted on Monday 01 August 2011 | Leave a comment »
NOTE: Date change
Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) have commissioned RedBox Design Group Landscape Architects to prepare a concept plan plan for Fetherston Gardens, which form part of the site previously known as the CIT School of Horticulture. The concept plan will inform future upgrade of the area as community open space.
The consultant team is keen to meet with the community. Bring your ideas and knowledge for a stimulating discussion to kick start the design process.
You are invited to meet with the design and consultation team as follows:
Date: Wednesday 3 August 2011
Time: 6 – 8pm
Where: The Loft, Weston Club
For more information contact Mr Sandy Sandanam (Place Management, TAMS) on 02 6205 0410
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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 2002, and the gardens ceased being a purpose-built educational facility. Several years 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 facility, while the former classroom buildings became part of the Canberra Islamic School.
The WCCC is working with the Friends of the CIT/Fetherston Gardens 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 Friends of Fetherston Gardens 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