Forestry Australia ACT & Region

Forestry Australia ACT and Region – Annual Meeting 2021

Date: 31 August 2021

Time: 5.30 – 7.15 pm
5:30pm – Edwina Robinson will talk about the Canberra micro-forest initiatives that she’s catalysed, followed by Q&A and virtual drinks (byo, in plenary and breakout rooms).
6:15 – 7.15pm – Annual Meeting of ACT & Region Division

1. Apologies
2. Minutes from 2020 Annual Meeting, and Committee Meetings 2020 -21 (attached)
3. Co-Chairs’ Report (attached)
4. President’s Update
5. CEO’s Report
6. Updates from Committee members
a. Education – Cris Brack/ Peter Kanowski
b. ACT Urban Trees – Rachael Dawes
c. Students– IFSA team
d. Future Foresters – Maddie Shelton
e. Heritage – Kim Wells
7. Items tabled by members
Tabled by Kim Wells:
1. Future of Australian Forestry School/CSIRO Yarralumla site Specifically:
I. results of referrals (Oakstand re-developement plans; CSIRO demolition of minor buildings)
II. outcome of IFA meeting with NCA
2. State of Institute records (printed and digital)
adequacy of office environment; record keeping procedures; access by members
8. Election of ACT Committee 2021 – 2022
We are seeking at least one co-chair (Geoff Roberts has advised he will step down, and is willing to continue on the Committee) and proactive committee members.
9. Other Business
• Field trip plans – Namadgi (rescheduled); alpine dieback (tentative)
• Other matters
• Minutes of meetings 2020-21 year
• Co-Chair’s Report 2021
• Copies of submissions made by the Division.

Download the 2021 Annual General Meeting Agenda and Papers HERE
Joining instructions are included in the attached papers

2020 Minutes & Papers

Download the 2020 Annual Meeting Minutes 2020 (1 September) HERE

Download the 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda and papers (1 September) HERE

Download the Divisional Committee Meeting Minutes 2019 – 2020 HERE

Current activities

Redevelopment of the Australian Forestry School/ CSIRO site, Yarraluma 
As advised in the IFA/AFG e-news of 13 March 2020, the owners of the CSIRO/ former Australian Forestry School site at Yarralumla are planning to redevelop the site when CSIRO vacates it, expected to be in 2022. Developer Oakstand Property Group are conducting stakeholder and community consultation about their proposed “Forestry Place ” development.  ACT & Region members are engaging constructively with the developers and other stakeholders. We’ll provide updates here.

Key resources about the site and its values:
Forestry Heritage, CSIRO site, Yarralumla (Background paper)
Redevelopment update, CSIRO site, Yarralumla (September 2020) 
• CSIRO Yarralumla site – Heritage Management Plan

Further information: AFS/ CSIRO site Heritage contact: Kim Wells

ACT Committee

Cris Brack
Stuart Davey
Rachael Dawes
Matt de Jongh
Peter Kanowski (Co-Chair)
Peter Langdon
Geoff Roberts (Co-Chair)
John Sedgley
Maddie Shelton
Steve Thomas
Brian Turner
Heritage contact: Kim Wells
Student contacts: Oliver Andrews, Emma Bryant