We value the accessibility and amenity offered by the golf course, the recreational facilities and the neighbouring nature reserve at Percival Hill.
It is a primary reason why people moved to Nicholls. It is a reason why people stay in Nicholls. It is a reason why people invested heavily to border the golf course. It is a differentiator of Canberra over most other cities. It is a feature of the tourist appeal combining space with the Gold Creek Village.
The golf course and surrounds are unique in Canberra, as home to a significant mob of kangaroos. The kangaroos depend upon the open space to traffic between grazing areas around the suburb.
Numerous water birds depend upon the dams and water courses. Other wildlife abounds, thanks also to the neighbouring nature park at Percival Hill. Infilling this area will have a detrimental effect on the wildlife.
The proposed future development of the CSIRO land across the Barton H’way from Nicholls will remove a very large area of open green space, making the GCGC area even more critical to retain for the future.
Any changes to the usage of the land must preserve the same level of amenity and open space.