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Red Hill walk demonstrates Deakin S66 development issues

Over 40 members of the community and Greens MLA Ms Le Couteur, were taken on a conducted walk by environmentalist Dr Michael Mulvaney, to demonstrate the environmental values of woodland along the edge of the Red Hill Reserve, which is under threat from residential development on Kent Street (S66) Deakin.  Walkers heard about the high value woodland, rare and endangered species which could be impacted, in addition to the potential hazards to future residents posed by a historic toxic waste tip site located adjacent to the boundary of the proposed development.

Representations have been made to the ACT Legislative Assembly by community groups and a petition is being circulated urging the ACT Government to plan the open space around Red Hill strategically so that ad hoc developer driven developments are properly considered.