Federal Golf Club development proposal: 18 April 2017 update

RHR were invited to meet on 18 April with representatives from the Federal Golf Club and the developer, Mbark (FGC/Mbark).
They advised that they had looked at options for a changed footprint to address concerns about the proximity of the development to Garran and the need to clear mature trees in that area. FGC/Mbark have decided to continue with their current planned footprint for a number of reasons including the different environmental impact of the proposed changes.  They advised that they would work to minimise the impact on Garran residents as much as possible.

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Majura Valley Bush festival 30 April 2017

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…)

Red Hill fungi foray Sunday 28 May 9.30am

The Red Hill Regeneration Group are invited to join the Canberra Fungi Group in a fungi foray on Sunday 28 May 2017 at 9:30am at the Red Hill Nature Reserve. We will meet near the Red Hill Carpark: the large carpark at off Mugga Way (near Francis Street).

Participants will learn about fungi and join the foray (field trip) to locate, identify, and record fungal species in the area. All records of identified fungi made during the foray will be submitted to the Atlas of Living Australia to contribute to observations of fungi throughout Australia.
Your group, friends, and family are welcome to join us, as this is a free event open to the public. No prior understanding of fungi is required to participate, and those with experience will also be able to assist.
If it is raining on the day, the foray will be postponed – check Canberra Fungi Forays on facebook for cancellation on the morning of the foray and for updates, or contact me.

Red Hill for National Heritage listing?

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.
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Draft ACT Native Grasslands Conservation Strategy

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

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Red Hill weekday working bee Wednesday 19 April 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.
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Red Hill working bee Sunday 2 April 2017

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
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Red Hill working bee Sunday 5 March 2017

Jewel spider (Austracantha Minax)

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.
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Federal Golf Club development proposal: February 2017 update

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…)

Eastern Grey kangaroo draft Controlled Native Species management Plan

The ACT Conservator of Flora and Fauna has prepared an Eastern Grey kangaroo draft controlled native species management plan. The plan is available for public comment here. 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