Thank you all who sent info about the location of Bk 9, Section 64 Watson.
What area is being used as an offset for Bk 9, Section 64 Watson?
From: Peter Ormay [
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 11:42 AM
To: 'Denis Wilson'; 'Margaret Leggoe'
Cc: 'Megan Mears'; 'COG Chatline'; 'Alan Stephenson ANOS'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] preservation of birds and the sale of Block 9, Section 64 North Watson
Where is Block 9 Section 64 Watson? Can someone email me a B&S map please so I can visit it?
From: Denis Wilson [m("gmail.com","peonyden");">]
Sent: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:14 AM
To: Margaret Leggoe
Cc: Megan Mears; COG Chatline; Alan Stephenson ANOS
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] preservation of birds and the sale of Block 9, Section 64 North Watson
Sounds like transferring a public assett for private purposes to me, Megan.
Where I come from that called stealing.
If the developer needs to find an offset, it has to be 'like for like".
Even if the class of habitat is similar, if it is land which the community has worked to preserve, surely that cannot be "appropriated" by a Land Developer?
Are you amongst Greg Hunt's "increasingly hysterical environmental activists"?
If not, why not?
The Great Barrier Reef decision of 31 January 2014 is a travesty.
On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Margaret Leggoe <m("gmail.com","m.leggoe7141");" target="_blank">> wrote:
Thank you Megan. You have my support.
I'm wondering if anyone heard Dr Phil Gibbons from ANU on ABC Background Briefing recently? He spoke about the biodiversity loss relating to Box Gum Grassy Woodlands at the site Block 9, Section 64 North Watson. He was saying that using Justice Robert Hope (JRH) Park as an offset is simply wrong. JRH Park only exists because of the hard work of local volunteers to restore the Box Gum Woodland and this is not the work of the developer. The transcript can be found here:
I am writing because that Woodland is significant in terms of preservation of birds and biodiversity. The old growth is irreplaceable and some birds I have seen in North Watson, are only to be found in that Woodland. Daniel McGrath, the real estate agent involved in the sale assured me that contracts were being exchanged today yet I believe the process is flawed. I have put a copy of the letter I sent to politicians here:
If you have any information you feel will add to my understanding please contact me. If you wish to visit or photograph this unique area I urge you to do so quickly as I am sure a fence will be erected soon and this Woodland lost. The area is between JRH Park and Caravan Park.