Conservation Council E-Bulletin #3

To: "Canberrabirds" <>
Subject: Conservation Council E-Bulletin #3
From: "Jenny Bounds" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 09:51:01 +1100
I am forwarding for the interest of list members, the Council's electronic bulletin.  The item on Throsby and reserves and the Friends of Aranda Bushland AGM may be of interest particularly.  If anyone wants to subscribe to this E-Bulletin, see the email address at the end.


Campaigns Update      

1. Transport

2. Climate Change

4. Biodiversity ? Throsby and reserves

5. Water


Submission, documents for comment

1. Funding and resources for Australia's national parks

2. Stage One Water Conservation Measurers

3. Australia?s future oil supply

Events Diary


2. Politics in the Pub ...
3. Boobook Owls in Aranda Bushlands-Jerry Olsen & FOAB AGM


Job opportunities

1. Community Education Internship, EDO NSW

2. Education Officer, EDO NSW

3. Office Coordinator, ACTCOSS



Campaigns Update


1. Transport

The Conservation Council is beginning a campaign for a light rail system in central Canberra. A draft Light Rail plan has been developed and the first consultative meetings with key stakeholders and interested parties are taking place.


Interested people should look at the next issue of Sustainable Times due out in a couple of weeks (see website or email us to receive a PDF version), or if you would like to comment on our draft ?Light Rail vision for Central Canberra? please email Adrian Whitehead


2. Climate Change
Kyoto Day February 16th

The Conservation Council will help coordinate an event on Kyoto Day,Thursday February the 16th, to mark the first anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol?s coming into effect in 2005. 


Keep the date in your dairy free. We will be sending out more details of the event in a special e-bulletin next week. Take a look at pictures from last year?s event


Green Power

The two most simple things you can do to help stop climate change is use Green Power and ride a bike. Green Power is energy made from non-fossil fuel sources such as wind, solar, water and waste.


The Conservation Council is encouraging you to sign onto ActewAGL?s GreenChoice program. For every home or business that signs up to ActewAGL's GreenChoice program through the Conservation Council, we will receive $50 to assist us in our environmental campaigning.


Visit our website for more information or an order form


Why act on Climate Change?

The last 24 hours have seen two media reports both raising alarming questions about the impact of climate change. Australian scientists said that bleaching of coral on our Great Barrier Reef already seems to have the potential to be the worst on record with several more months of summer heat to go. While a United Kingdom Meteorological Office report, entitled "Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change?, raises concerns that even a 2°C global temperature rise could result in ?dangerous? climate change.



3. Throsby ? Woodlands reserves
The Planning and Environment Committee of the Legislative Assembly have released a report on Draft Variation 231 which discusses planning of the proposed suburbs of Throsby and Kenny that will boarder the Mulligans Flat and Goorooyaroo nature reserve. Read the report. (PDF)


The Committee has made two key recommendations that the Conservation strongly supports:

·         That ACTPLA review the boundaries of the suburb of Throsby and re-draw them back towards Horse Park Drive to reduce the impact of residential development on the nature reserves.

·         The committee recommends that cat containment be mandatory in the new suburbs of Throsby and Kenny.

If you agree with these recommendations then we encourage you to write to the Minister for Planning, Simon Corbell and Minister for Environment, Jon Stanhope both at GPO Box 1020 Canberra ACT 2601 urging them to adopt these recommendations.


4. Water

The Conservation Council has created an online forum on the permanent water conservation measures. We are very happy with the concept of permanent water conservation measures but feel they could be stronger, what is your opinion?


You can start a new topic or reply to an existing one. Follow the link to the Conservation Council's online forum. We are looking forward to seeing your comments.


Submission, documents for comment


1. Senate Committee Enquiry into the funding and resources available to meet the objectives of Australia's national parks, other conservation reserves and marine protected areas. The Committee invites written submissions from interested individuals and organisations, preferably in electronic form sent by email, to m("","ecita.sen"); href="">. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Submissions must be received by no later than Friday, 10 March 2006.
For further information, contact: Committee Secretary
Phone:  +61 2 6277 3526
Fax:    +61 2 6277 5818
Email:  m("","ecita.sen"); href="">   



2. Senate Committee Enquiry into Australia's future oil supply and related matters. To find out more call the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee on 02 6277 3511 or visit their website:          Submissions close 24 February 2006.


Events Diary


Thursday 2 March 2006 7.30 PM Havelock House Turner

2. Politics in the Pub ...
The price of power - The Economics of Energy Reform Wednesday 1 February 
6.30pm Wig and Pen back room. Canberra House Arcade, Alinga St, Civic
Speaker: Economist Richard Dennis (formally of the Australia Institute, Australian Democrats and now Australian Greens)

3. Boobook Owls in Aranda Bushlands-Jerry Olsen

Tuesday 15 February Catchpole Room, Western Districts Rugby Club, Macquarie

Friends of Aranda Bushlands AGM
7:15 pm for refreshments, AGM at 7:45 pm. 8:15 pm, Jerry Olsen talk





Environmental Defender?s Office (NSW)

Closing Date: Friday 10 February

The Environmental Defender?s Office (EDO) is pleased to invite applications for the position of Education Intern. The internship provides an opportunity for an appropriately qualified student or graduate to undertake a three month part-time internship in a non-profit environmental law centre. The internship commences in early 2006 and is a two-day a week position.

* Position description is available at:




Environmental Defender's Office (NSW)

Closing Date: Monday 27 February

The EDO seeks a suitably qualified applicant for the newly created position of Education Officer. The position is open to dynamic, self-motivated individuals who satisfy the following essential criteria: knowledge and understanding of environmental law and policy; tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in adult or community education; project management experience, including budgeting and evaluation of projects and events; excellent written and oral communication skills. This is a permanent full-time position, 37.5 hours per week.


* Position description is available at:


3. Office coordinator, ACTCOSS

Closing date: Monday 13 February

The ACT Council of Social Service is the peak representative body of not-for-profit community organisations and disadvantaged and low-income citizens of the Territory.  The Officer Co-ordinator assists the Director in the overall operation of ACTCOSS, with specific responsibility for the day to day administrative management of the organisation, coordinates the office systems and administration including providing administrative assistance to the Board and Staff of the organisation.

Essential criteria: Advanced skills in office administration, Skills and experience in day to day financial management, Ability to work co-operatively with a diverse range of people, Capacity to work autonomously and within a team context, Ability to work in a changing work environment while maintaining focus and attention to detail,

Capacity to prioritise work activities and complete tasks quickly, and Commitment to principles of social justice.

Further information about this position is available from Sam Engel by telephoning 02 6202 7200 or emailing  




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The Conservation Council is Canberra?s peak non government, environment organisation.  As an umbrella organisation, the Council represents the interests of over 30 community and conservation organisations in the Canberra Region as well as the broader environmental interests of all citizens of the ACT.  The Conservation Council's mission is to achieve the highest quality environment for Canberra and the surrounding region.


Trish Harrup
Conservation Council SE Region and Canberra
GPO Box 1875 Canberra 2601
T: 02 6247 7808
F: 02 6248 5343

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