The Red Hill Regenerators applied to the ACT Government on 12 April 2019, for a grant of $30,000 to assist in a study entitled ‘The ecology and movement of ACT’s adult female Little Eagles“. This application was successful with the Regenerators being advised on 6 June 2019.
The application to the 2019-20 ACT Environment Grants program is here..
The Deed of Grant dated 2 August 2019, which specifies how the funds are to be acquitted is here…
The letter of 6 June 2019 from Minister for Environment and Land Management Mick Gentleman to advise that the application was successful is here…
A brief description of the project is shown below: (more…)
The weather put on a beautiful clear sunny day for our planting event on Sunday 2 June, after a week of cold, wind and rain. This resulted in a huge turnout of 46 volunteers who made short work of the planting, fixing guards, watering and dragging massive quantities of Cootamundra Wattle cuttings to place around each group of plantings. (more…)
To commemorate World Environment Day, you are invited to a tree planting event on Red Hill. We will be planting 200 small trees and shrubs to create understorey thickets to encourage biodiversity and small nesting birds to this area.
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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…
Further information is included in this letter dated 15 June 2019 from Planning and Land Management Minister Mick Gentleman to Minister Chris Steel including that the applicant had been given until 30 June 2019 to lodge a ‘reconsideration’ of the decision.
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.