Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park: Information Note 63

Here is a brief summary of the talk by Assoc Prof Jason Sharples to our recent public meeting.

Bushfires are commonly accepted as a natural hazard but, according to the ACT Strategic Bushfire Management Plan, Australia has experienced a growing number of extreme bushfires since 2001. Last century, the focus was on the more common form of bushfire that occurs on slopes up to 20 degrees and is affected mainly by the type and proximity of vegetation.

Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park: Information Note 62

Our first Patron, Dr Bryan Pratt, died last Friday.

Dr Pratt played a prominent role in the working party set up by the Belconnen Community Council to look into cross-border issues relating to West Belconnen. The group, which usually met at Dr Pratt's tackle shop, recommended that this area become a national park. This was the initial Proposal for a Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park.