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In place of our usual mid month activity on Red Hill, volunteers are invited to join our great ranger Martin Bajt to cut and transport cootamundra cuttings to a planting site on Red Hill in preparation for our World Environmental Day tree planting on Sunday 2 June 2019.
Time: Monday 20 May 2019 Work: 1200 to 1400 (more…)
The SBMPv4 has been developed in consultation with the ACT Bushfire Council, Bushfire Management Plan Committee, land managers within the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (including the developers of the latest Regional Fire Management Plan) and Emergency Services Agency staff. In addition to stakeholder consultation, the draft SBMPv4 has also been informed by direct feedback from the community as part of a comprehensive community consultation strategy. To date, more than 82 community members have shared their thoughts, values and expectations of bushfire management. (more…)
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 from 500m2 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…
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.
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…)
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…)