Red Hill Tree Planting Event for World Environment Day: Sunday 2 June 9am

To commemorate World Environment Day, you are invited to a tree planting event on Red Hill.  We will be planting 200 small trees and shrubs to create understorey thickets to encourage biodiversity and small nesting birds to this area.

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Red Hill Activity Monday 20 May 2019

In place of our usual mid month activity on Red Hill, volunteers are invited to join our great ranger Martin Bajt to cut and transport cootamundra cuttings to a planting site on Red Hill in preparation for our World Environmental Day tree planting on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Time: Monday 20 May 2019 Work: 1200 to 1400  (more…)

Strategic Bushfire Management Plan – comments close 25 June 2019

The SBMPv4 has been developed in consultation with the ACT Bushfire Council, Bushfire Management Plan Committee, land managers within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (including the developers of the latest Regional Fire Management Plan) and Emergency Services Agency staff. In addition to stakeholder consultation, the draft SBMPv4 has also been informed by direct feedback from the community as part of a comprehensive community consultation strategy. To date, more than 82 community members have shared their thoughts, values and expectations of bushfire management. (more…)

Red Hill Work Activity Sunday 5 May 2019

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2019, which will be held on Sunday 5 May 2019 starting at 9am Welcome to our May activity. At our last two activities we have been working on removal of a large patch of Cootamundra Wattles, with a number of cotoneasta. So this activity will focus on reducing this patch even further. Time: Sunday 5 May 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100.  (more…)

Deakin S66 Development Application refused

A development application was submitted to the ACT Dept of Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development on 16 April 2018, seeking to increase a storage facility from 500m2 to 20,500m2. This application was refused on 17 April 2019 on a number of grounds, including that an Environmental Impact Statement is required. More…

Riot ACT report of 24 April 2019

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 17 April 2019

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2019, which will be held on Wednesday 17 April starting at 9am Welcome to our mid month activity. At our last activity on 7 April we found a large patch of Cootamundra Wattles, with a number of cotoneasta. So our mid month activity will focus on reducing this patch. Time: Wednesday 17 April 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100.  (more…)

Draft ACT Native Woodland Conservation Strategy

The Draft ACT Native Woodland Conservation Strategy and its associated Action Plans, were released for public comment in April 2019. The objective of the Strategy is ‘to guide the protection, restoration and management of our precious woodlands—and the plants and animals that live in them—for the next 10 years’. Comments close on 24 May 2019. Comments to ‘Have your say‘ web site.

Red Hill work activity Sunday 7 April 2019

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2019, which will be held on Sunday 7 April starting at 9am Welcome to our next activity of 2019. We plan to meet at parking area near the start of Red Hill Drive, just above the cut off drain.  We will focus on ‘cut and dab’ woody weeds including briar rose, pyracantha and cotoneasta. Our special weed this month will be cootamundra wattles. Time: Sunday 7 April 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230, with byo morning tea at 1100.  (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 3 March 2019

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2019, which will be held on Sunday 3 March starting at 8am

Welcome to our next activity of 2019! We will start work at 8am to avoid the heat later in the day. We plan to meet at the reserve gate closest to the intersection of Hindmarsh Dr and Tamar Street.  Activities include watering the small native plants north of this location (if you want to do this please bring at least two buckets); beheading and dabbing verbascum flower spikes; spraying emerging verbascum; cut and dab woody weeds including briar rose, pyracantha and cotoneasta (both of which have begun setting seed).

Time: Sunday 3 March 2019 Work: 0800 to 1130, with byo morning tea at 1000.  Work will be stopped at 10am if hot. (more…)

Asbestos contamination on Red Hill

Part of the old tip site, located at the north end of Red Hill Reserve close to the Kent St/Carruthers Street, Hughes intersection is contaminated with asbestos and has been fenced off with a temporary metal fencing for some years. Recently the ACT Government decided that this contaminated land will be remediated and replanted to mitigate any residual hazards from the asbestos.

In response to a 15 February 2019 request from the Red Hill Regenerators for more detail concerning the remediation proposal, the following information has been provided: (more…)

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource