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Moments from Red Hill: poetry readings by poet Paul Williamson

A selection from Moments from Red Hill called the Red Hill Moments Album can be found on Youtube  It is comprised of five poems –  Red Hill Grounding, Ownership, Within the Flock, Stone Knife on Red Hill and The Return by Paul Williamson along with associated nature notes by Michael Mulvaney. The readings are accompanied by pictures (mostly by Red Hill Regenerators).of the flora, fauna and scenery of Red Hill, an indigenous stone tool and efforts of Red Hill Regenerators, as well as an ink drawing by Michael Bedingfield. The Album aims to give an overall sense of Red Hill and its natural beauty and value. More…

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 22 August 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 22 August 2018 starting at 9am

As the long dry continues, we are planning to spend a relaxing morning hand watering the plantings on Red Hill. (more…)

Red Hill Regenerators meeting with the Red Hill ranger 2 August 2018

Some of the RHR committee had a useful meeting on 2 August with Nathan Kay, the ranger who has responsibility for our Reserve.

A few of the items discussed were: (more…)

Wire enclosures appear on Red Hill – what are they?

Some Red Hill visitors may have notices some small wire enclosures appearing on Red Hill.  These enclosures are part of an ANU research project which is investigating the impact of rabbit and kangaroo grazing on the Red Hill environment.  The enclosures will remain until summer 2019, when their continued installation for longer term research will be assessed. More information.

Red Hill Regenerators next activity Sunday 5 August 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 5 August 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene on the fire trail above Tamar Street (off Mugga Way) and work along the hillside above Mugga Way removing  verbascum, briar roses and other small woody weeds.  There are also some small Cootamundra wattles near the meting point between Mugga Way and the Reserve fence.    (more…)

Engagement with the Development Application (DA) process

The Red Hill Regenerators provided on 23 July 2018, a submission to the Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Engagement with Development Application Processes in the ACT.  The six page submission is highly critical of the current approach, and made six recommendations. The submission is published here…  and here…      (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 18 July 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 18 July 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene on the fire trail above Torres Street (off Mugga Way) and work along the hillside removing  Cootamundra wattles and any other woody weeds in the area.

For those who drive you can park in the lane extending up from Torres Street between the houses.  Alternatively park at the gravel area on Gowrie Drive at the first gate on the left going up hill and walk in along the fire trail (more…)

Section 66, Deakin and the fight to preserve Canberra as the Bush Capital

Republished from Riot ACT 8 July 2018

I enjoy my Sunday mornings with a cup of tea, the weekend paper, and the chirping of a jackhammer down the road as much as the next man. Indeed, I can’t help but admire the determination with which the ACT Government is literally laying down the trackwork to make sure that its growing population doesn’t outstrip its infrastructural expansion. (more…)

Red Hill Historic Plantings provisionally registered – public comments open until 7 August 2018

In mid 2017, the historic red flowering plantings of callistemon, grevillea and Darling Pea around the summit of Red Hill were nominated for an ACT heritage listing for their significant and historic value, having been established in the area 100 years ago in 1917, by horticulturalist Charles Weston, under instruction from Walter Burley Griffin. 

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Deakin S66 development proposal: FoI documents released

Following a request from the Red Hill Regenerators under the Freedom of Information Act 1989, for all relevant documents concerning the proposal by developer Hindmarsh to develop parts of Section 66 Deakin, the following 83 pdf documents were received on 19 June 2018.

  1. FoI decision letter
  2. FoI schedule of documents
  3. FoI documents part 1 (11Mb)
  4. FoI documents part 2 (10Mb)