Come and join the farming community of the Majura Valley for the inaugural Majura Valley Bush Festival on Sunday 30 April 2017.
Across the day we will celebrate the people, history and stories that make up the unique heritage of the Majura Valley. (more…)
Canberra Times 17 April 2017
After years of objecting to Canberra being registered as a national heritage site, saying it would freeze the city in time, Chief Minister Andrew Barr has quietly put forward an alternative proposal.
Proponents of two initial bids to list the capital, made in 2009, have criticised Mr Barr’s counter-proposal saying it’s reduced scope failed to offer adequate protections.
A decision is due to be made on whether or not National Heritage Listing goes ahead for Canberra by June 30, provided the council does not seek a further extension.
All submissions regarding the nomination are under consideration and will be put forward to the federal environment minister and will run to the same timeline.
Mr Barr’s counter-proposal seeks protections for Red Hill, Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain nature reserves, the parliamentary triangle and several unique axial roads.
Community consultation open now – Draft ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy
Native grasslands are unique ecosystems that warrant our care and attention. The revised draft ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy is now available for community comment.
The draft strategy guides the conservation of ACT native grasslands and their resident species with a vision of supporting a diverse flora and fauna for now and the future. It outlines an approach to conserving native grassland species through:
· managing threats and maintaining and improving ecological connectivity and biodiversity
· undertaking monitoring and research programs
· partnering with the community
· enhancing the resilience of grasslands to a changing climate.
The draft strategy includes action plans targeting the protection of seven individual species including: Grassland Earless Dragon, Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, Perunga Grasshopper, Button Wrinklewort, Ginninderra Peppercress and Baeuerlen’s Gentian and the Natural Temperate Grassland endangered ecological community.
Comments close on 12 May 2017
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our first mid week working bee this year, which will be held on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at 9am
The working bee on Sunday 2 April 2017 was really successful in removing a number of very large nettle trees, but in the process found that there are many more than first thought. So this mid week working bee will focus on dealing with the remainder before leaf fall.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 2 April 2017 at 9am
It’s time to tackle some deciduous woody weeds before they start to drop their leaves. So this month we will remove a grove of nettle trees, and other woody weeds on this section of the hill
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our working bee which will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017
Starting time this month will be the earlier time of 8am, to avoid the hottest time of the day.
This month we will continue to work on the ‘shadier’ west side of the hill at the same location as our December and January working bees. There is still a good supply of woody weeds, some thistles and verbascum to work on.
The following information regarding the status of the residential development proposal by the Federal Golf Club, has been provided by GAHRAG (Garran and Hughes Residents Action Group). (more…)