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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 19 September 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 19  September 2018 starting at 9am

For this mid month activity, we plan to inspect the northern and western parts of the Red Hill Reserve between the Golf Course Access road and the water tanks above Deakin. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 2 September 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 2 September 2018 starting at 9am

For our spring work activity, we plan to inspect the east side of Red Hill to the north and south of the Mugga Way carpark, cut and dab any woody weeds and spray verbascum and thistle rosettes before they flower. (more…)

Deakin S66 proposed development: update

I have discussed the progress with the Leasing Section who informed me that, as part of the assessment, the leasing section have been liaising with the Environmental Division to understand the environmental values of the site. Subsequently, further information has been requested from the applicant under s141 of the Planning and Development Act 2007. The further information requested included supporting documentation relating to the suitability of the gross floor area (GFA) proposed on the site, including indicative plans, and also information addressing a number of matters raised by Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) relating to the traffic impact study.

The application is currently waiting for the submission of the further information before the assessment can progress any further.

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Dominic Riches | Development Assessment Officer
Phone 02 6205 1834 | Fax 02 6207 1856
Planning Delivery Division | Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate | ACT Government

Dame Pattie Menzies House, 16 Challis Street, Dickson | GPO Box 1908 Canberra ACT 2601 | www.planning.act.gov.au

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…)