Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 02 Hansard (Wednesday, 10 May 1995) . . Page.. 423 ..
Landcare groups are playing an increasingly important role in the ACT. While we take pride in still calling Canberra the bush capital, there are many concerns that need to be addressed. The problems affecting Ginninderra Creek, which were highlighted in today's Canberra Times, are a clear example of the need for action. Mary featured in that article in today's newspaper. But the problems our natural environment is faced with in the ACT are not always as striking as those at Ginninderra Creek. We have tremendous problems with exotic plants, which most of us do not even recognise as weeds. Landcare groups provide an excellent opportunity for community involvement in addressing these issues. The work done by Mary Ormay and other volunteers in the landcare movement deserves our wholehearted support and appreciation.
On another note, I would like to inform the Assembly that the well-known naturalist, David Bellamy, will be honouring this Assembly today by visiting the Greens' offices. Other members and staff who wish to meet David Bellamy can do so in our offices at 6.30 pm.
Question resolved in the affirmative.
Assembly adjourned at 4.59 pm