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Red Hill AGM and work activity Sunday 3 September 2023 from 9am

AGM (11am)

Our AGM will be held straight after the Sunday 3 September Working Bee.  The AGM will start at 11 am.

Please see our website at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?page_id=460 under the heading AGM for the associated papers, including notice of a Special Resolution we are proposing to amend our Rules.  The reasons for the Rule change proposal are set out in that notice, and there is a draft of the Rules showing the proposed changes also on the website. Other papers include the AGM Agenda, 2022 Draft AGM Minutes, President’s Report, Treasurer’s Statement and a copy of the Rules with proposed changes highlighted.

Work Activity (9am to 11am) We will continue our sweep north through the high value bushland to remove woody weeds, including Cootamundra wattle, cotoneasta, pyracantha, verbascum, thistles, small patches of blackberry, briar rose, ivy etc. Reconvene back at the Tamar Street gate into the Reserve at 11am for morning tea and the AGM.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the south end of Mugga Way near Hindmarsh Drive. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work will stop at 11am for the AGM, which should finish by midday. (more…)

Linked Hands for YES: Saturday 26 August @ 11.45am

We need your help to create a meaningful, locally based show of support for YES to the Voice.

The Uluru Statement of the Heart and the decades of work behind it, is such a magnificent act of grace, purpose and reconciliation by First Nations people that in times when NO seems to be gaining traction we need to thank and celebrate the opportunity created by YES. The action of unity we came up with was to bring 1500 local residents together to link arms along a 1.5km line, for 20 minutes from 11:45 Saturday 26 August. (more…)

Golf Club Over 55s village passes next milestone

 The planned Over 55s village development at the Federal Golf Club has passed a number of approval processes that required thorough vetting including: 

  • the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water decided that no approval was required under the EPBC Act as it was determined that the proposed development is not likely to have a significant impact on any matters of National Environmental Significance i.e., listed threatened species including the Superb Parrot, the Gang-gang Cockatoo and the Grassy Woodland; 
  • the ACT government provided an Environmental Significance Opinion that the proposed development is not likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact;
  • On 9 June 2023, the ACT Territory Plan was amended to provide for;
    • a 125-unit retirement village including an access driveway from Kitchener Street Garran;
    • the retention of an 18-hole golf course;
    • limiting the range of commercial uses on the golf course lease by excluding hotels, motels and further clubs; and 
    • requiring protection of the key ecological values on the site, which includes a raft of rules aimed at minimising the impact of the proposed development on trees, threatened species, wildlife corridors and the ecological values of the site.

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Regenerators grant award for 40th Anniversary project

Red Hill Regenerators (RHR) has been successful in applying for a $29,400 grant from the ACT Government under the 2023-2024 ACT Environmental Grants Program. 

When RHR was formed in 1989, at least 50% of the Reserve was classified as low-quality woodland. As a result of our hard work in partnership with the ACT Government Parks and Conservation Service, the proportion of low-quality woodland has reduced to 10%.  This grant is part of a project to convert the remaining low-quality woodland to high-quality by reducing the proportion of weeds such as Verbascum and Scotch Thistle. The plan is to complete this in time for our 40th anniversary in 2029. To do this, we will be focussing on certain areas between the saddle leading up to Mt Davidson, extending behind Garran and up to Hindmarsh Drive. The project was proposed by Wayne Fletcher and he is taking the lead in making it happen. More information will be made available here

Red Hill activity Sunday 6 August 2023 from 9am

Our last few activities were focussed on suppressing the reemergence of horehound plants at the Great Horehound Patch. This next activity will involve removing cootamundra wattle plants from the eastern slopes of the Hill above Mugga Way. They will be in flower which will make it easy to spot them.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the dirt car park at the bottom end of Gowrie Drive about 100m uphill from the Stonehave Cres/Strickland Cres roundabout. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm. (more…)

Red Hill activity Wednesday 19 July 9am to 12.30pm

We will continue chipping out regrowth of horehound in the area above the Telstra Building that has been sprayed by contractors organised by the ACT Southern Catchment Group and hired through a grant we received.  

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at Glasgow Place, Hughes (off Glasgow Street). Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp.  (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 2 July 2023 from 9am

We will continue the work from our last activity, chipping out regrowth of horehound in the area above the Telstra Building that has been sprayed by contractors organised by the ACT Southern Catchment Group and hired through a grant we received. There is a modest amount of regrowth of horehound that we will remove. 

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at Glasgow Place, Hughes (off Glasgow Street). Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp.  (more…)

Federal Golf Course lease variation community consultation 24 June and 5 August 2023

The Federal Golf Club is holding two community consultation meetings to provide information and seek feedback on a Concessional Lease Variation for a retirement village. More…

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 14 June 2023 from 9am

We are going to chip out regrowth of horehound in the area above the Telstra Building that has been sprayed by contractors organised by the ACT Southern Catchment Group and hired through a grant we received. There is a modest amount of regrowth of horehound that we will remove. We are hoping that the remaining funds from the grant will be able to be used for weed control elsewhere on the Reserve.  An update will be given about developments at the Federal Golf Club and Section 66, Deakin, which is near the site where we’re working. 

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at Glasgow Street, Hughes. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp.  (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 4 June 2023 from 9am

We are reaching the end of our extensive sweep along the east side of Red Hill, to remove weeds from the high value woodland.  On Sunday, we plan to work north from Hindmarsh Drive, along the east slope of Red Hill above Mugga Way.  The objective will be to cut and dab any woody weeds in the area, including briar rose, pyracanthas, cotoneasta, hawthorn and a number of non native tree species, thistles and minor blackberry outbreaks. If leaf fall has taken place on deciduous plants, they should be left until spring to ensure that herbicide uptake is effective.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble near the far southern end of Mugga Way, below Tamar Street Street. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp (more…)