Project update – November
The procurement process to select a development partner is still underway, with a decision expected and subsequent announcement to be made early 2018.
Throughout this process, our team continues to engage members of the local community, conservation groups, government and industry to build partnerships and drive innovation.
Since the beginning of Spring, our team has:
- Fenced-off 3,500 shrubs planted in May to protect them from grazing
- Sprayed around the shrubs to reduce the competition from annual weeds
- Monitored the shrubs to determine a 95% survival rate since planting in May
- Conducted surveys for Striped Legless Lizard, Little Eagle and other fauna and flora
- Held workshops with our scientists to explore innovative infrastructure options.
CSIRO remains committed to open and collaborative community engagement. Once we have a development partner, we will provide community members and community groups with opportunities to provide input into the planning and design process. Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, we’ll be rolling out a number of informative blogs including FAQs from the most recent Gungahlin Community Council meeting, an update on ecological survey work, a staff profile featuring our Urban Placemaker, and progress on our native grassland fire trials.
This month we celebrate a 95% survival rate of the 3,500 native shrubs planted in May 2017, during our community planting day events, in the article ‘Ginninderra shrubs Spring to life’.