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Membership of the Hackett Community Association is open to anyone who lives, works or has a business or property in Hackett.

Membership fees are $7.50 per household, $5 for an individual and $2 concession

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Mount Majura Weeding Party

Members of the Hackett Community Association joined members of the Friends of Mount Majura (FoMM) on the morning of Sunday 20 September to remove a large Honeysuckle growth in the creek behind Mackenzie Street (see picture of creek bed overrun with Honeysuckle below).

Removing honeysuckle from ravine_reducedJapanese Honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica is a declared Pest Plant in the ACT and regarded as an environmental weed in all Australian states and territories except in the Northern Territory. It also appears in the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). The perennial vine climbs by twisting stems around vertical structures, including the limbs and trunks of shrubs and small trees. This robust and vigorous ornamental plant has been frequently cultivated in Canberra’s gardens to cover up unsightly structures and fences. It escaped gardens and became a serious weed of moister sites such as gullies and drainage lines where it smothers and out-competes native vegetation, stunts the growth of shrubs and trees and prevents regeneration of native species.

The party was guided and encouraged by new FoMM convenor Max Pouwer and recently retired convenor Walraud Pix. The end result was the removal of a pile of Honeysuckle growth measuring approximately 1.5 metre by 5 metres by 1.5 metre high as shown in the picture below.

Working party and results_reducedRemoving Honeysuckle is very time consuming and Hackett residents can help keep the Mt Majura Reserve free of this highly invasive plant by replacing any specimens in their gardens with non-invasive plants and making sure that any pruning’s of this plant are disposed of through recycling or waste disposal facilities.

Next meeting of the Hackett Community Association 13 October 2015

The next meeting of the Hackett Community Association will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2015 in the Community Hall at the old Hackett Primary School. All welcome.

Party at the Shops 12 September 2015

We could not have asked for a better weather. It turned out to be such a lovely sunny day. Residents young and old turned up for what was a very full and entertaining day.

Guest performers were the Canberra City Band, Merici College Dancers, Folk Dance Canberra, bands from Campbell High, Dinesh Moylan a former resident and now a professional singer/song writer, local couple ‘The Telepathetics and performers from Dickson College. We cannot thank the performers enough for their willingness to give up their free time on such a lovely day to entertain our community.

The birthday cake proved to be very popular and for some the slice of cake was a welcome respite from the hunger pangs of lunch.

It was a great day for the kids with face painting, jumping castle and slot cars.

For those who could not make it we plan to do it again next year.

Below is a selection of photos of the day. You can also view a You Tube video of some of the highlights of the day by clicking on the video image on the left hand side of the Home Page.

We would like to thank the ACT Government and Bendigo bank for their sponsorship which made this event possible.

Music in the Park 5 December

Music in the Park is to be held on Saturday December 5, 2015 in the Bragg Street Park.

Local musicians will be performing during the afternoon and in to the evening, and Santa will be making his usual appearance for the enjoyment of the children.

A gold coin donation will be once again collected for a local charity.

Signs will be erected and an email notice will go out in advance, including commencement time.

For further information, please call John and Christy Murray on 0407 005 843, or if you wish to be included in updates of the event, shoot them an email at [email protected]

New Allied Health Services Practice Opening Soon

A new allied health services practice will be opening at the Hackett shops around mid-October. The practice will be located in the shop adjacent to the florist which was recently vacated by the naturopath.

The proposed mix of practitioners will be an osteopathy practitioner and a massage therapist but it is hoped to add another allied health service later depending up on the availability of practitioners.