Following three meetings of the Community Panel on the proposed housing development on part of the Federal Golf Club lease, the ACT Government has produced a draft report which is designed to summarise the views of the community. Input from members of the community who were not present at the Community Panel meetings is invited. This input should be provided to the ACT Government at terrplan
All papers regarding the Community Panel can be found here
The community is invited to celebrate the centenary of historical plantings on Red Hill with Minister Mick Gentleman, the Red Hill Regenerators Parkcare group and rangers from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service.
The event will celebrate 100 years since Walter Burely Griffin issued instructions to plant thousands of red flowering native plants on Red Hill as part of his grand vision to “paint the hills of Canberra each in a single colour of flowering plants”. Callistemons, grevilleas and Darling Pea were planted and survive to this day. (more…)
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next mid month working bee which will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 9am
The weather is rapidly warming up, and combined with the very low rainfall this spring, it is essential that the recently planted tubestock get a decent watering in addition to any rain which might arrive in the next few weeks.
The Regenerators has delivered a flier to 500 residences in the vicinity of the proposed S66 Deakin development site, providing information about the issues around this proposal and asking residents to make their views known to the Legislative Assembly. More…
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 1 October 2017 at 9am
It was a beautiful warm day on 13 September for eight volunteers to engage with the never ending supply of Cootamundra Wattles. We will return on Sunday 1 October 2017 to remove a few more of the hundreds still growing in dense patches along the mid slope of the hill overlooking Mugga Way.
The Regenerators have undertaken revegetation of parts of Red Hill since 2011 by planting tubestock supplied by Greening Australia and supported by ACT Parks & Conservation Service. Initial plantings were significantly damaged by kangaroo grazing, which resulted in a less than optimal survival rate. Later plantings undertaken in 2016 and 2017 were protected using barriers of tree cuttings which were transported from sites on Red Hill where extensive clearance of Cootamundra Wattles had been undertaken by Regenerator working parties. These later plantings are showing very high rates of survival, with very little damage from kangaroos. In addition, the grasses around the cuttings where it has been protected from grazing, have regenerated and improved ground cover and ecological health.
In 2016-17, students from the Fenner School, ANU undertook a research project to test whether placing cuttings around plantings would protect them from kangaroo damage. This research concluded that the methods used by the Regenerators is effective. More…
The following letter was sent to the Canberra Times on 11 September 2017 from Dr Michael Mulvaney on behalf of the Red Hill Regenerators. (more…)
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Wednesday 13 September 2017 at 9am
Despite the unpromising weather, a magnificent nine volunteers attended the Father’s Day working bee to tidy up the heritage callistemon plantings, achieving a great result. They should look excellent when in flower next month. During morning tea we were visited by an (almost mythical) Little Eagle, which has spent the last few weeks occupying a large eucalyptus just south of Davidson’s Trig and catching lots of rabbits. If you see any signs of nesting please let us know.
For the 13 September working bee we will return to the Cootamunda Wattle removal along the Mugga Way side of Red Hill.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee which will be held on Sunday 3 September 2017 at 9am
As a special Father’s Day dispensation, we have decided not to cut down more Cootamundra Wattles. Instead we are planning to do some preparatory work on the heritage red flowering Callistemons before the event in October to commemorate the centenary of their being planted by Charles Weston, at the direction of Walter Burley Griffin in 1917. More information will be provided about this event, closer to the date. Read about the red flowering plantings here.