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Federal Golf Club development proposal meeting 23 September 2019

The Federal Golf Club plan to hold a public meeting at the clubhouse at 5.30pm on 23 September 2019, to discuss the potential for relocating the proposed housing development to a location having access from Kitchener St, Garran instead of access via Gowrie Drive. The Hughes Residents Association has also alerted its members to this meeting.

Red Hill Integrated Plan

Six conservation groups wrote to Dr E Brady, Deputy D/G, Land, Strategy and Environment, EPSD Directorate on 29 August 2019, to reintegrate the importance of settling the status of the 12.5ha of Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland currently within the Federal Golf Club concessional lease, and to ensure that it is included within the Red Hill Nature Reserve. The letter also requested that appropriate conservation measures are undertaken at the location of the proposed retirement village at the southern end of the golf course. The six conservation groups include the Conservation Council of the ACT, Deakin Resident’s Association, Garran and Hughes RA, Hughes RA, Hughes Garran Woodland Group, and the Red Hill Regeneration Group. More…

Significant trees adjacent to Red Hill nominated for protection

A member of the Hughes community has written to City Services minister, Chris Steel MLA seeking protection for 18 red gum trees located on Sections 57, 66 and 78. In his response dated 14 February 2019, Mr Steel stated: (more…)

Federal Golf Club appeals for support from members for MBark residential development

A Message From the Club President

Our Over 55’s Development Needs Your Help!


FGC development EIS must wait for the Red Hill Integrated Plan

On 15 October 2018, MBark submitted an application to the Commonwealth Dept of Environment & Energy for an Environmental Impact Statement (2018/8277) to be prepared regarding the proposed residential development on part of the Federal Golf Club. This application was confirmed by the DoE&E on 17 December 2018.

On 9 January 2019, in an email to the Director General, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, the co-convenor of the Garran and Hughes Residents’ Action Group (GHRAG) requested that the EIS not proceed pending completion of the Red Hill Integrated Plan (more…)

On 1 February 2019, in a reply to the GHRAG, the DG,EPSDD confirmed that the proposed EIS would not proceed pending completion of the Red Hill Integrated Plan (more…)

Federal Golf Club proposed development: Referral under EPBC Act

On 15 October 2018, the Commonwealth Department of Environment and Energy sought public comments regarding the submission by MBark FGC Retirement P/L, required pursuant to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (ref EPBC Number 2018/8277), regarding the proposed development of housing on the Federal Golf Club (MBARK FGC RETIREMENT PTY LTD/Residential Development/Block 1 Section 56, Red Hill; Block 2, Section 56 & Block 1, Section 55, Red Hill/Australian Capital Territory/Federal Golf Club Retirement Village Project, ACT).

The following documents refer to the above application:

  1. The referral application
  2. Social Cultural and Economic Impact Assessment
  3. Ecological Assessment Report
  4. Impact Footprint
  5. Alternative Works Footprint

In response to the above request, Dr Michael Mulvaney, Red Hill Regeneration Group submitted a response on 29 October 2018. The response can be found here…

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 Integrated Plan: First meeting with community groups

The Deputy Director-General, Land Strategy & Environment has invited community groups to attend the first meeting concerning the development of an Integrated Plan for Red Hill Nature Reserve and Surrounds, on Monday 7 May 2018. The agenda for this meeting can be seen here. Reports from this and future meetings will be posted here.

Federal Golf pushes ahead with plans for over 55 village

Canberra Times 20 May 2018

The Federal Golf Club is pushing ahead with plans for a 125-home over 55 village on the course after signing a contract with developers MBark.

From August 2017, a picture of the location of the Federal Golf Club housing proposal in Canberra. It wants to put 125 ...

Federal Club captain Bob Correll said the club and MBark “had an understanding” since mid-2016 but only this month entered a formal contract to “proceed with advancing the development”. (more…)

Red Hill Integrated Plan update

From Ben Ponton, Director-General, EPSDD

As per the Assembly resolution, the directorate is in the process of analysing existing material and identifying what additional work needs to be done, to ensure that we can have an informed discussion.

Engagement with interested parties is a key part of developing an integrated plan and we will engage as soon as is practical once our initial analysis is complete.

I’d encourage you to remain in contact with the directorate’s Deputy Director-General Land Strategy and Environment, Dr Erin Brady, who is leading this work on behalf of the directorate.  Of course, we’ll be in contact as soon as we’re ready.____________________________

Ben Ponton | Director-General

Phone +61 2 6207 8359
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate | ACT Government

Level 3, 16 Challis Street, Dickson | GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2602 | www.environment.act.gov.au