Friends of Grasslands

supporting native grassy ecosystems

PO Box 440
Jamison Centre
Macquarie ACT 2614


Referrals Gateway
Environment Assessment Branch
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601


Dear Sir/Madam

Battery Energy Storage System, Blocks 1634 and 1635, Ginninderry, Belconnen, ACT

Referral no: 2021/8884

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.

FOG has concerns about the offset proposed for the box-gum woodland impacted this development – payment into the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Fund (BCF) – for a number of reasons:

Yours sincerely


Geoff Robertson

8 March 2021