Assembly debates Red Hill development processes

From Canberra Times 26 October 2017

The territory government has lost a vote over calls for an overarching “environmental plan” for the Red Hill nature reserve and surrounds, after an at times fiery debate on development in the area on Wednesday.

The debate in the Legislative Assembly centred on what Opposition planning spokeswoman Nicole Lawder dubbed a “sham consultation” on the Federal Golf Club’s plan to build a 125 units and redevelop the club. (more…)

Red Hill Woodland Walk: Saturday 4 November 2017 from 2pm

Members of the Red Hill Regenerators and the Canberra community are invited to join environmentalist and Red Hill expert Dr Michael Mulvaney, to learn about the ecology and wildlife of Australia’s critically endangered Red Gum/Yellow Box grassy woodland, of which Red Hill is an prime example.

The 1 km walk will start from the top of the walkway between 57 and 59 Glasgow Street Hughes, and follow a well marked trail to end at the site of the proposed housing development on Kent Street, near the Deakin telephone exchange.
More information is provided in the attached flier.

Concerned community groups petition the ACT Assembly

A number of community groups in Deakin, Hughes and Garran have expressed concern that the ACT Government may proceed with piecemeal development on green spaces adjacent to the Red Hill Nature Reserve. A petition will be presented to the Assembly on 22 November 2017. The petition can be downloaded here.

Concerned members of the community are invited to circulate this petition and return it to the address shown, before the closing date.

How Red Hill got its Colour

The Chronicle 24 October 2017

Brett McNamara, ACT Parks & Conservation Service has written about the history of the historic callistemon plantings on Red Hill. Read the article here.

Request by MLA to refer proposed Red Hill developments to Planning Committee

Nicole Lawder MLA today gave notice (Private Member’s Business, Notice No 1 (Ms Lawder) on 23 October 2017 to the ACT Legislative Assembly that the ACT Government should refer overall planning of the Red Hill Open Space area and environs to the Planning and Urban Renewal Committee, and to report back by June 2018. More…

The Notice amendment was moved by Caroline Le Couteur MLA on 24 October 2017. More…

The Assembly Minutes of Proceedings of 25 October 2017 can be found here.


Deakin S66 Proposed development: concerns expressed to MLA

The following letter was emailed to Jeremy Hanson MLA on 22 October 2017, regarding concerns around the proposed high density residential development which has been proposed to be constructed on Kent Street near the intersection with Carruthers Street at S66 Deakin. (more…)

Federal Golf Club proposed development. Community input requested by 27 October 2017

Following three meetings of the Community Panel on the proposed housing development on part of the Federal Golf Club lease, the ACT Government has produced a draft report which is designed to summarise the views of the community. Input from members of the community who were not present at the Community Panel meetings is invited. This input should be provided to one of the community groups before Friday 27 October 2017.

All papers regarding the Community Panel can be found here

Celebrate the Centenary of the red flowering plants on Red Hill: Friday 27 October 2017

The community is invited to celebrate the centenary of historical plantings on Red Hill with Minister Mick Gentleman, the Red Hill Regenerators Parkcare group and rangers from the ACT Parks and Conservation Service.

The event will celebrate 100 years since Walter Burely Griffin issued instructions to plant thousands of red flowering native plants on Red Hill as part of his grand vision to “paint the hills of Canberra each in a single colour of flowering plants”.  Callistemons, grevilleas and Darling Pea were planted and survive to this day. (more…)

Red Hill watering bee Wednesday 11 October 2017

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next mid month working bee which will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 9am

The weather is rapidly warming up, and combined with the very low rainfall this spring, it is essential that the recently planted tubestock get a decent watering in addition to any rain which might arrive in the next few weeks.


Regenerators inform community about S66 Deakin development

The Regenerators has delivered a flier to 500 residences in the vicinity of the proposed S66 Deakin development site, providing information about the issues around this proposal and asking residents to make their views known to the Legislative Assembly. More…

Welcome to ACT Red Hill Regenerators

You are welcome to join our monthly activities. We carry out bush regeneration work within the Red Hill Nature Reserve on the 1st Sunday of each month, from 9am to 12:30, except for January. By joining the Group, you will automatically be advised of any Group activities and their locations. You will also be supporting the preservation and conservation of a vital ecosystem and recreational resource