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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)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 1 July 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 1 July 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene at the gravel car park near the bottom of Red Hill Drive and work south along the hillside removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.   We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone) and rabbit warrens.

We plan to meet at the car park at 9am.

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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 13 June 2018, 9am

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 13 June 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene at the Red Hill lookout (at the north end of Red Hill), and continue work in the area of the water tank, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.   We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone) and rabbit warrens.

We plan to meet at the water tank at 9am.

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Red Hill work activity Sunday June 3 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 3 June 2018 starting at 9am

For this month we will convene at the Red Hill lookout (at the north end of Red Hill), and work in the area of the water tank, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.   We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone) and rabbit warrens.

We plan to meet at the water tank at 9am.

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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 May 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 16 May  2018 starting at 9am

For this activity we will return to the Kent Street side of Red Hill, and work in the area from Kent Street uphill to the water tanks, removing the remaining woody weeds – pyracanthas, briar rose, cotoneasta etc and Cootamundra wattles.  It is now too late to remove most of the exotic deciduous weeds, which will have to wait until spring.

We plan to meet at next to the Telecom Building off Kent Street at 9am.

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