While we have been working on the west side of Red Hill, the weeds, and verbascum in particular, have been popping up in their favourite locations on the other side. So on Wednesday we will chip or spray verbascum before they develop flower spikes.
Time: Wednesday 16 October 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)
We’ve been pulling out Horehound plants from the ‘great Horehound patch’ for a few previous work activities, but, as the politicians love to say “but there is much more to do.” So for this month’s activity we are returning to the ‘patch’ one more time.
Time: Sunday 6 October 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)
The Draft Map and Proposed recommendations for the Integrated Plan for Red Hill Nature Reserve and surrounds, dated 12 September 2019, was released for public comment on 23 September 2019.
While the ACT Government has not provided a date when comments have to be received, comments should be provided before December 2019.
More information here…
The long awaited Canberra Nature Park Management Plan was released on 23 September 2019, in draft form for community comment. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 16 December 2019.
- Draft Canberra Nature Park Management Plan (12Mb PDF)
- Summary of Draft Canberra Nature Park Management Plan (2Mb PDF)
Information sessions will be held in four Canberra locations between 22 October and 13 November 2019. More…
Comments from the Regenerators were emailed on 15 December 2019. More…
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.
A flier was distributed on 11 October 2019 concerning some of the outcomes from the above meeting and committing to further community consultation. More…
The 2019 plantings have now been watered and so now it is time to water some of the trees and shrubs which were planted in the last two years, and which still need some watering when the level of rainfall is so low. In addition to watering, there will be plenty of opportunities to cut and dab weeds around the Hill.
Time: Wednesday 18 September 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)
The Regenerators have sought $15,000 in grant finding from the Commonwealth Community Environment Program, which is being managed by the Southern ACT Catchment Management Group. An Expression of Interest was submitted on 13 September 2019 for $15,000 to supplement Parks and Conservation Service activities on Red Hill. The main focus for these funds will be to engage additional contractors to undertake broad area weed spraying which is beyond the capability of the Regenerators. If successful, funds will need to be expended by the end of 2020. More…
The Regenerators were informed on 10 December 2019 that $15,000 had been awarded for weed control, under the Commonwealth Communities Environment Program No CEP 78470. The program start date is 7 October 2019, with completion of expenditure before 30 January 2021.
The program will be administered by the Southern ACT Catchment Group, with specific activities being selected by the Regenerators in consultation with Parks and Conservation Branch rangers.
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…
It’s the first day of spring on Sunday, and the hot weather will soon arrive. In the meantime, in the three months since we planted 200 trees and shrubs on Red Hill, they have received only 44mm of rain, and so supplementary watering is now essential to keep them alive into the summer.
Time: Sunday 1 September 2019 Work: 0900 to 1230 (more…)