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Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP)

A future regional botanic garden, education and ecosystem recovery centre for the Southern Tablelands

STEP stands for the Southern Tablelands Ecosystem Park.

STEP aims are to establish:

STEP's sponsors so far:

STEP commenced its development with two organisations as its parents: the Australian Native Plants Society Canberra Region and Friends of Grasslands. It was incorporated as an association under ACT legislation in July 2003.

The Office bearers' for STEP are: President: Cathy Robertson; Vice President: Shirley Pipitone; Treasurer: Warren Saunders; Secretary: Andrew Russell;

Committee Members:

Geoff Robertson, Jo Walker, Paul Jansens Ross Wissing, Jean Gueue, Alan Ford and Gywn Clarke.

A number of organisations are members of STEP:

We had a very successful launch for the association on 22 May 2002. Work is continuing to establish STEP with as wide a base of stakeholders as possible. Currently we have 40 individual members.

STEP membership is open to anyone who is in sympathy with our vision. There are both organisational and individual levels of membership as follows:


STEP is engaged in a number of projects:

Want to get involved?

STEP meets monthly at ANBG

Visit the STEP Website:

For further information contact: Cathy Robertson, Telephone 02 62571951
or by email at

Cathy Robertson (August 2003)

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