To: "'Canberra Birds'" <>
From: Brett Howland <>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:10:37 +1000


I thought some members of COG might find this interesting.

The planned development of the suburb Throsby in northern Gungahlin is fast approaching and its time to start making noise if we seek to save its significant natural resources from development. Currently 3 threatened species & communities are found within the development zone, (Superb Parrot, Golden Sun Moth, and Yellow Box Red Gum Grassy Woodland), with a further 6 woodland bird species (Swift Parrot, Hooded Robin, White-winged Trilled, Varied Sittella, Regent Honeyeater, Painted Honeyeater) found in the neighboring Mulligans Flat & Goorooyarroo woodland reserves are likely to be negatively impacted on.

To help co-ordinate community interest and action on this issue a website, a Facebook group ‘Save Throsby’ and a twitter account ‘Save Throsby’ have been established. I hope people will come and have a look at these resources and make up their minds about this development and its impacts.

Hopefully this information will stimulate letters of concern to the Federal Minister for Sustainability  etc, ACT Chief Minster, and the ACT Greens.  We need letters of concern as soon as possible as well as to the Canberra Times


Brett Howland
PhD Candidate
Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment
The Australian National University
'In conservation all wins are temporary and all losses permanent"

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