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.
For more details about us click here
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 Thursday 23 May 2013 | Leave a comment »
Fetherston Gardens will be closed this weekend to our planned working bee. The new irrigation works are currently in progress, and the planned working bee is cancelled. The next working bee is Sunday 30 June 2013.
Article posted on Friday 19 April 2013 | Leave a comment »
The Autumn newsletter for the Fetherston Gardens is now available. It includes details of upcoming Volunteer Days,a Fetherston tale, plant profile and more.
Article posted on Friday 21 December 2012 | Leave a comment »
The Summer newsletter for the Fetherston Gardens is now available. It includes details of upcoming Volunteer Days,a Fetherston tale, plant profile and more.
Article posted on Thursday 01 November 2012 | Leave a comment »
The Spring 2012 edition of the Fetherston Gardens newsletter is now available covering a range of topics and happenings about the gardens.
Article posted on Sunday 17 June 2012 | Leave a comment »
The Winter newsletter for the Fetherston Gardens is now available. It includes details of upcoming Volunteer Days, a Fetherston tale, plant profile and more.
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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