On Sunday 5th March as part of Clean Up Australia Day over fifty people helped clean up the Lake.  Organised by the Tuggeranong Lake Carers (TLC) over thirty two bags of rubbish were collected as well as multiple shopping trolleys, a number of mattresses and other debris. The TLC were well supported by Tuggeranong Community Council then put on a BBQ for all participants (thanks Beverly and Max) and the Tuggeranong Sea Scouts who had well over 20 scouts, cubs and parents helping out, including suppling a car, trailer and driver to go around to pick up rubbish left in various pre determined points and bring back to the Scout Hall.

Other groups who supported us included:

  • The Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club
  • The Clean Up Australia people sho supplied some bags, gloves etc.
  • The Southern ACT Catchment Group who supplied a lot of equipment and support
  • Bunnings – who supplied free of charge additional bags and gloves
  • NCA – who gave is some additional pickers, rakes and bags
  • Icon Water – who gave us water bottles to pass out

Overall it was a great success and showed how various groups working together can achieve success.

Other meetings I attended included:

  • Social Media talk by ACT Government (Wed 15/2)
  • First Youth sub committee meeting this year (Thurs 16/2)
  • Launch of H2OK – the new Stormwater Education program that was launched her in Tuggeranong last week (Mon 20/2)
  • Andrew Leigh’s session for Volunteers from all over Canberra at Parliament House – looking at ideas for increasing and supporting volunteering (Wed 22/2)
  • Vikings Club (Thurs 23/2)
  • ‘Blueprint for Zero Emissions’– ACT’s Climate Strategy to 2050 – conversations with community and business to inform a consultation paper for broader public consultation mid. (Mon 27/2)
  • (Tues 28/2)
    • spoke at Calwell High Assembly about Youth sub committee
    • Supported by Hamish a meeting with Ben McHugh from Capital Works about the Anketell St development (Hamish will report more on this later)
  • Environment and Planning committee – and heard about the plan for the lower Cotter and the Kangaroo Cull (Thurs 2/3)
  • Awards group looking at possible new TCC Community award – to recognise a person or group who lives or works in Tuggeranong and has contributed significantly to Tuggeranong and/or the ACT Community. (Fri 3/3)
  • 2nd meet Youth and Activities Subcommittee – Matt, out new Youth sub committee co-ordinator will report on this later (Mon 6/3)
  • With Max Flint, I attended one of the community meetings abut the FOY Plastics to Diesel proposal where members of the public came to express their concerns – Max might mention this later (Tues 6/3)

The next meeting of the TCC will be held on the 4th April at the Tuggeranong Town Centre Club where we will hear about ACT Healthy Waterways including an update about what is happening with the projects starting about Lake Tuggeranong.  We will also learn about H2OK a new Stormwater Education that was launched in Tuggeranong last week.  In May Trinity students will be talking in May about what they want for Tuggeranong

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