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In the face of community opposition, Defence Housing Australia is proposing to build on Lawson north, an important environmental area in the ACT.

Home to critically endangered grassland and Box-Gum Woodlands, Lawson north is home to threatened species such as the Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, Perunga Grasshopper and Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper. Scarlet Robins, White-winged Trillers and Gang Gang Cockatoos nest and forage in the mature trees.

Formerly the site of the Belconnen Naval Transmission Station, this land contains over 100 hectares of Natural Temperate Grassland, making it the largest grassland in Belconnen.

With less than 1% of Natural Temperate Grasslands remaining in the ACT, we need to protect this beautiful grassland at Lawson north.

This local area also also has national significance as Natural Temperate Grassland is critically endangered in Australia.

Please join the Conservation Council and Friends of Grasslands, and over 100 other local environment groups and environment experts, to call on Defence Housing Australia to stop this development from proceeding.

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