Friends of Grasslands

supporting native grassy ecosystems

PO Box 440
Jamison Centre
Macquarie ACT 2614


ACT Government


Dear Sir/Madam

Renewing Tuggeranong: Tuggeranong’s next generation suburb

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.

Part of the area impacted by this development proposal is native woodland and grassy woodland. While much of the understorey is exotic species, there are some remnant native patches, although FOG is not sure of the quality of these patches. However, given the recent listing as endangered of the scarlet robin and concerns about other woodland species, the importance of the woodland areas affected needs to be determined. FOG’s view is that the environmental values of the whole area and potential impacts on the Murrumbidgee River corridor need to be assessed before further work is undertaken on this development proposal or any decision is made concerning it.

Yours sincerely



Naarilla Hirsch
Advocacy coordinator

21 April 2016