VIDEO: Tips to stay safe during swooping season

Magpies are an iconic part of life in Canberra. Their distinctive chortling sounds can help lift our spirits whilst their ability to consume vast quantities of insects, particularly damaging lawn scarab grubs, make them a welcome visitor to our gardens. During swooping season, however, they can sometimes make us feel uneasy being outdoors. There are a few simple tips you… Continue reading

Stronger Communities Grants – Does your community organisation have a project which could benefit from funding?

Expressions of interest are being sought for grants under the Stronger Communities Program. The program asks Members of Parliament to engage with their electorate to recommend funding for capital projects that improve community participation and contribute to the vibrancy and viability of the community. Announced in the 2015 Federal Budget, the grants program will deliver $150,000 per year for two… Continue reading

Bonfire night makes a fiery comeback at Weston Creek

Canberra hosted its first Winter Farewell Bonfire Festival at the old Weston Creek school playing fields on the weekend, with hundreds of families turning out to enjoy some old-fashioned fun. The event organised by the Weston Creek Community Council (WCCC) and the ACT Government was to farewell the winter chill and welcome the spring. Chris Leach brought his family from… Continue reading

ACT Basin Priority Project

Council received a second briefing on the ACT Basin Priority project at last Wednesday’s [29 July 15] Public Meeting.  This Project is a joint ACT and Commonwealth Project to improve long term water quality in the ACT and Murrumbidgee River systems.  In essence there are 6 regions being looked at and Weston Creek and Molonglo are part of the Lower… Continue reading

Winter Farewell Festival-Weston Creek Saturday 15 Aug

Cast off the winter blues and welcome the coming of Spring at Canberra’s first ever ‘Winter Farewell Festival’.   Organised by Weston Creek Community Council, in partnership with the ACT Government the festival is being held on Saturday 15 August at the old Weston Creek Primary School Playing Fields. A huge bonfire, music, food and drink and lots of activities for… Continue reading

What do you want for Weston Creek – SURVEY

What do Weston Creek residents consider important for the ACT Government to do for the Weston Creek community? This survey seeks to gain resident’s views to help form the debate about what is require in Weston Creek as a prelude to the next ACT Elections in 2016. (best on Tablet/iPad or computer). Continue reading

ACT Budget’s impact on Weston Creek

The latest ACT Government Budget media release states that the Government is making significant investment in sport for Woden and Weston Creek, including with $6.6 million allocated for a state-of-the-art synthetic football facility at Melrose High School. The field will be FIFA-accredited, complete with a pavilion and lights. Phillip Oval will also be enhanced to a national standard with a $4.6… Continue reading