Friends of Grasslands

supporting native grassy ecosystems


PO Box 987

Civic Square ACT 2608

Phone: 02 62.. ....


Approvals and Wildlife Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601



Dear Sir/Madam


Majura Road, Pialligo, ACT - Construction of a short haul road Reference number: 2013/6802


Friends of Grasslands (FOG) is a community group dedicated to the conservation of natural temperate grassy ecosystems in south-eastern Australia. FOG advocates, educates and advises on matters to do with the conservation of grassy ecosystems, and carries out surveys and other on-ground work. FOG is based in Canberra and its members include professional scientists, landowners, land managers and interested members of the public.


In relation to the development of the haul road as part of the Majura Parkway development, FOG notes that the area to be affected is potential habitat for the golden sun moth (GSM), although of low quality in general, and that the area to be lost is small and linear. FOG notes that the referral states that the site will be rehabilitated with suitable GSM habitat species once the haul road is no longer required, and asks that this be included as a condition of approval for this proposal.


Yours sincerely





Sarah Sharp



9 April 2013