Forde wetland & Horse Park Drive duplication

To: Martin Butterfield <>
Subject: Forde wetland & Horse Park Drive duplication
From: David Rees <>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 05:38:01 +0000
Not everyone wants to go into the city, Lots of people work at the Airport now and this is the direct connection with the Majura Parkway, the tram might get out there sometime in my lifetime, maybe! Also heaps of ADF people live in Gungahlin and work out at the Bungendore - again the way many would go. 

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 3:28 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
I thought the tram was supposed to solve congestion in Gungahlin?

On 20 May 2017 at 15:25, David Rees <> wrote:
As many fellow Gungahlin residents know all too well, Horse Park Drive is a major access route and should have been built duplicated from day one.  It is true that good man-made wetland will be destroyed in the duplication work that often have Snipe in them in summer etc.  It also could also be true that replacement habitat could be created as the road is duplicated to handle the run off from it. I hope that is what the COG committee asks of the Government to consider.

It is perhaps a bit dramatic' to say that the wetlands in the Forde area and surrounding area are 'over'.   There is lots of good wetland habitat not affected by this, plus additional wetlands are being built in Throsby as we speak.  There is lots more in Harrison and Franklin that could offer surprises.


On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 6:47 PM, Marnix Zwankhuizen <> wrote:
Hi everyone, it seems Forde wetlands days are numbered with the markers going up this week along Horse Park Drive between Gundaroo Drive and Mulligans Flat Road. From what I can see the wetland alongside Horse Park is right in the path. This is the same wetland which has been visited by Painted Snipe and Red-necked Avocet in the past to name a few. A shame.


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