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…)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
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
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…)
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.
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…