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.
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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 Thursday 08 August 2013 | Leave a comment »
Fetherston Gardens Friends (FGF) will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 21 August at the Raiders Weston Club, in the Hawkes Room from 7.30pm. We will receive reports from our convenor and from the Working Bee Coordinator.
Article posted on Saturday 03 August 2013 | Leave a comment »
The Friends Committee for 2012-13 is:
Article posted on Tuesday 23 July 2013 | Leave a comment »
Winter is upon us and Fetherston Gardens is undergoing constant changes in its restoration project. The new entrance works are now complete. There are beautiful stone retaining walls, new parking areas and extensive plantings that complement the gardens.
Read the Winter newsletter » ...
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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