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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 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…

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…)

Significant trees adjacent to Red Hill nominated for protection

A member of the Hughes community has written to City Services minister, Chris Steel MLA seeking protection for 18 red gum trees located on Sections 57, 66 and 78. In his response dated 14 February 2019, Mr Steel stated: (more…)

Federal Golf Club appeals for support from members for MBark residential development

A Message From the Club President

Our Over 55’s Development Needs Your Help!

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FGC development EIS must wait for the Red Hill Integrated Plan

On 15 October 2018, MBark submitted an application to the Commonwealth Dept of Environment & Energy for an Environmental Impact Statement (2018/8277) to be prepared regarding the proposed residential development on part of the Federal Golf Club. This application was confirmed by the DoE&E on 17 December 2018.

On 9 January 2019, in an email to the Director General, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, the co-convenor of the Garran and Hughes Residents’ Action Group (GHRAG) requested that the EIS not proceed pending completion of the Red Hill Integrated Plan (more…)

On 1 February 2019, in a reply to the GHRAG, the DG,EPSDD confirmed that the proposed EIS would not proceed pending completion of the Red Hill Integrated Plan (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 3 February 2019

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

Welcome to our first activity of 2019! We will start work at 8am to avoid the heat later in the day. We plan to meet at the water cube located next to the native plantings on the flat area south of Davidson’s trig. Activities include watering the small native plants south 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 February 2019 Work: 0800 to 1130, with byo morning tea at 1000.  Work will be stopped at 10am if hot. (more…)