Protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block Community Forum
Canberra is home to incredible places and wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. But nature in Australia and our region is declining - under pressure from a warming climate, roads and infrastructure fragmenting habitats, deforestation and exploitation.
Right here our woodlands, grasslands and habitat for wildlife are facing potential destruction as the ACT Government has flagged plans for the Territory’s urban footprint to expand to the west of the city, this is known as the Western Edge Investigation Area.
Bordered by the Murrumbidgee River and the regions of Weston Creek, Molonglo Valley and Belconnen, the landscape of the Western Edge is home to some of the ACT’s most significant nature. Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block is part of the Western Edge - home to local threatened species including many threatened and rare woodland birds such as the endangered Painted Button-quail, Diamond Firetail, Dusky Woodswallow and Scarlet Robin.
Join the Conservation Council on the evening of the 3rd October for a community forum to learn about the Western Edge Investigation Area and how you can protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block.
We’ll hear from a range of speakers and join in a panel discussion.
Hear from a range of speakers on matters including:
- An overview of and timeline for the Western Edge Investigation Area
- The flora and fauna of Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block
- The bushfire risk of an expanding city
- The Importance of landscape connectivity
- Learn what you can do to protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block as a nature reserve
The panel features a range of perspectives. Speaker details to be updated.
Donations to support our work to protect nature are welcomed.
Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or have been a recent close contact of someone with COVID-19. Wearing a face mask is welcomed.
Together we can protect Ngununggula/ Bluetts Block as a Nature Reserve!