Welcome to the first edition of the Mingle at Franklin
newsletter for 2011. Sunday 6 March 2011 is Clean up Australia Day. The day
provides the perfect opportunity to meet your neighbours
while helping out the environment. Why not roll up your
sleeves and help keep Franklin beautiful?
Meeting Point: Hoskins Street Bridge
A big thank you to everyone who cleaned
Start time: 11am
up their verge/nature strip! The streets are
End time: 12:30pm
looking much better - keep up the good
To register, go to:
Would you like to
volunteer at our next And then join us for a BBQ in
Mingle event? the Park!
At the park off Christina Stead Street.
Email us! Starting at 12:30pm - until the
Franklincommunity@act.gov.au sausages run out.
HOORAY for Glorious greenery
Did you know that the street names in
Franklin are named after famous Coffee and Muffin Day!
In the coming weeks, new trees are
writers? scheduled to be planted in section 2C
Meet your neighbours!
of Franklin. The planting will include
For example: Hesba Brinsmead Street new street and laneway trees, so keep
was named after Hesba Fay Brinsmead When: Sunday 13 February 2011
Time: 10 - 11am an eye out for them.
Hungerford (1922 – 2003). Hesba was
one of Australia’s most influential Where: The park on the corner of
Amy Witting St and Charlotte Unfortunately, over the Christmas
writers for children and young adults. period, a number of street trees were
Her first children’s book “Pastures of Barton St in Franklin.
vandalised throughout Franklin.
the Blue Crane” was published in 1964
and earned her the Dame Mary Gilmore Just $2 will buy you a cuppa and
and a muffin. These will be replaced; however, we
Medal and the Children’s Book Council encourage you to be aware of the
of Australia Children’s Book of the Year people in your neighbourhood. Get to
Award in 1965. All Franklin residents are welcome!
know your neighbours and report any
suspicious activity to police.
ABC TV subsequently made it into a
Do you know who your Franklin street
is named after? Look under ‘Tools and You need to get approval before you make any alterations to your
Resources’ on the ACTPLA website nature strip/verge; this includes anything other than grass, such as gravel and
(www.actpla.gov.au) to find out! planting trees.
But don’t panic if you have already landscaped!
Post-development approvals are currently being considered.
Call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81 for more information.
Franklin Forward - what the future holds...
Near Franklin is the beautiful Mulligans Flat Nature
The open space corridor of Gungaderra Creek is due to be completed
by the middle of 2011. The works will include: BBQ and picnic
facilities on the corner of Tomasetti Crescent and Nullarbor Ave, a
The unique habitats within Mulligans Flat provide a
small ornamental pond, boardwalks over the existing ponds adjacent
home and feeding place for around 150 native bird
to Oodgeroo Ave and completion of the estate cycleway network.
species. The reserve is a vital refuge for many
endangered species; visitors can walk or cycle on many
trails throughout the park.
The heritage site of Gubur Dhaura (Red Hill) will be enhanced to
create a passive recreational facility with interpretive signage and
For more information, or to participate in a ranger-led
artworks highlighting the significant indigenous and European
tour, contact Peter Mills from ACT Parks and
heritage values of the site. Works are due to commence in April 2011
Conservation Service: 02 62072923.
and are due to be completed by August 2011.
An entry statement consisting of masonry walls, steel lettering and
soft landscape will be constructed on the corner of Wells Station
Drive and Hoskins Street to celebrate the entry to the suburb of
Franklin. Construction is due to be completed by May 2011.
Early Childhood School
The Franklin Early Childhood School will be built on the corner of Make sure you are on our Franklin
Oodgeroo Avenue and Marie Pitt Street. The school will include Mingle database! Keep up to date
community facilities such as a hall, meeting room and health room. with future activities and events.
Design of the school is in progress and construction is due to start at
the end of 2011 and be completed in 2013. Email us at:
The Flemington Road Corridor is planned to be a mixed use area
including both retail and residential development. The intersection
of Nullarbor Ave and Flemington Road is where the main
commercial/retail outlet is proposed to be located. These shops are
anticipated to be operational within the next 2-3 years. “Fabulous Franklin Foto” Competition!
Do you have a fabulous photo of Franklin?
Community group sponsorship Send it to: email@example.com
The winner will have their photo published in our
Did you know that the Mingle Program operates a community next Mingle newsletter and also receive a fantastic
initiative fund? LDA Picnic Pack.
Upon application, the LDA can provide financial assistance to various There are some amazing sunsets in Franklin at the
community organisations and groups for neighbourhood projects. moment, providing plenty of brilliant photo
opportunities. So get outdoors and capture
Grants may be issued to provide funding for worthwile programs and Franklin in all its glory!
initiatives. If you have an idea or cause that would benefit from
funding/sponsorship, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you seen our Mingle Community The Mingle newsletter is also
Noticeboards? available online at:
Located at the two main entrances to Franklin, the www.lda.act.gov.au
Mingle Community Noticeboards will keep you
posted on upcoming events, so make sure you keep Click on the Mingle button and
an eye out for them! look under “News”.
Feel free to pass this newsletter on to
your neighbours and friends.
Disclaimer: The Land Development Agency (LDA) makes no warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of
information in this publication and recommends obtaining independent financial, legal and accounting advice
before considering purchasing land or making an offer to purchase land.
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