Invasive Weed Survey: Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

We are looking for landholders and community members in South East NSW who are affected by the invasive weed gorse (Ulex europaeus).

If you have a gorse infestation growing in or near waterways and/or in your paddocks or pasture on your property or one that you manage or work on, we’d love to hear from you.

This project aims to identify influential behaviours to improve the management of gorse in South-East NSW. The information we collect will be used to design improved intervention strategies, which in turn will enhance the effectiveness of gorse control programs. The work is being undertaken in partnership between UNE, Palerang Council and NSW Department of Primary Industries.

The survey will take less than 25 minutes to complete and information from this survey will be integrated with data from a gorse expert survey to develop a shortlist of “high impact” behaviours that will be targeted in a future behaviour change intervention.
Responses are greatly appreciated and will remain confidential – no individual person or council will be identified in the survey report.

Follow this link to the Survey:
http://unebcss.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4PmwvNS3vsItUgd

The survey closes on Friday 19th February 2016.

Responses are greatly appreciated and will remain confidential – no individual person or council will be identified in the survey report.
This project has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the University of New England (Approval No HE15-259 Valid to 01/10/2016).
Please contact me on the details below if you would like or know anybody who would like to participate.

Sky Kidd
School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences
University of New England
0402 046 376
skidd6@myune.edu.au

 

 

Bungendore Farmers Market Saturday 23 January 2016

This weekend at the Southern Harvest Farmers Market at Bungendore, you will find a large range of seasonal fruit and vegetables, including zucchini, shallots, salad mix, rhubarb, celery, beans, silverbeet, kale and radishes, sweet cabbage salad, eggplants and beans as well as peaches and plums!

Also on offer are locally produced fresh cheeses, milk, ice-cream, seafood and honey as well as wine, herbs, jams, preserves, bread and much more.

The Markets Tea House will be serving up eats and drinks made from local ingredients – egg and bacon rolls, pork and bean pockets, real coffee, ice tea, plum fizz plus cakes and Scrumpers Garden bread,

The Home Produce Swap is on at 10am thanks to Totally Locally Bungendore – bring some home grown goodness to swap with others.

The market is on this Saturday, 23 January 2016, from 9AM to 1PM at the Bungendore Memorial Hall.

Check our events calendar for more details!

Bungendore Bus Service

Ever wondered about how to travel from and to Bungendore by public transport?

QCity Transit is offering a bus service linking Bungendore to Queanbeyan and Canberra.

QCity Transit also offers a link from Bungendore to the airport via the Queanbeyan bus interchange.

Bus fares are competitive with driving when taking into account the cost of parking in Canberra.

Bungendore to Queanbeyan

  • $ 9.00 one way adult fare
  • $ 4.50 one way half fare concession (must show an approved concession card)
  • $ 2.50 all day ticket RED ticket for eligible pensioners (must show approved pensioners card)

Bungendore to Civic

  • $ 10.60 one way adult fare
  • $ 5.30 one way half fare concession (must show an approved concession card)
  • $ 2.50 all day ticket RED ticket for eligible pensioners (must show approved pensioners card)

A return adult fare avails of a 10% discount

Please note the RED ticket is not transferrable onto ACTION buses unfortunately.

Bungendore to Googong:

Same prices as Bungendore to Civic

Airport link

To get to the airport, take the 7.27am 850 service from Gibralter Street. This will arrive into the Queanbeyan Interchange to meet the 8.05am 834 service which goes to Brindabella Business park close to the airport. The price will be as for Bungendore to Civic.

For more information, go to the QCity Transit Website at http://qcitytransit.com.au/.