S66 Deakin development: comments requested by 25 May 2018

Members of the community are invited to comment on the recent proposal by developer Hindmarsh, to build 20,000sqm of self storage sheds on part of S66 Deakin, adjacent to the Red Hill Nature Reserve (reported in the Canberra Times on 1 May 2018).  The Red Hill Regenerators have provided comments on the ecological assessment report which was prepared by the developer, and has emailed our response on 24 May 2018 to this development here…
Comments close on 25 May 2018

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Red Hill work activity on Sunday 6 May 2018

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 6 May 2018 starting at 9am

For his month we will convene at the Red Hill Rusden Street gate (at the Garran southern end of Red Hill), and work mostly in the area between the maintenance track and Hindmarsh Drive, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.  We will focus on any deciduous weeds such as Nettle trees, to remove them before leaf fall starts. We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone)

We plan to meet at the Rusden St, Garran gate at 9am.

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Red Hill Integrated Plan: First meeting with community groups

The Deputy Director-General, Land Strategy & Environment has invited community groups to attend the first meeting concerning the development of an Integrated Plan for Red Hill Nature Reserve and Surrounds, on Monday 7 May 2018. The agenda for this meeting can be seen here. Reports from this and future meetings will be posted here.

S66 Deakin new proposal designed to avoid the Integrated Plan

Developer and leasee of S66 Deakin, Hindmarsh P/L, has requested approval for a lease variation to increase the maximum permitted GFA of buildings on Block 7 and 8 of S66 by a factor of 41, from 500sqm to 20,500sqm, for the purpose of constructing a multi-storey self-storage facility. The concept in the application shows three distinct storage structure options with associated hardstand, car parking, landscaping and self-storage units.

This proposal is an alternative to the earlier proposal to construct 500 apartments on S66.

The development application can be viewed here.  Comments are requested before 18 May 2018 (subsequently extended upon request to 25 May 2018). (more…)

Federal Golf pushes ahead with plans for over 55 village

Canberra Times 20 May 2018

The Federal Golf Club is pushing ahead with plans for a 125-home over 55 village on the course after signing a contract with developers MBark.

From August 2017, a picture of the location of the Federal Golf Club housing proposal in Canberra. It wants to put 125 ...

Federal Club captain Bob Correll said the club and MBark “had an understanding” since mid-2016 but only this month entered a formal contract to “proceed with advancing the development”. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 18 April 2018 from 9am

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Wednesday 18 April 2018 starting at 9am

For his mid month we will convene at the Red Hill lookout (at the north end of Red Hill), and work in the area of the water tank, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.  We will focus on any deciduous weeds such as Nettle trees, to remove them before leaf fall starts. We will also be looking for coconut ant sites to record on Canberra Nature Map (bring a smart phone)

We plan to meet at the Lookout at 9am.

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Red Hill Integrated Plan update

From Ben Ponton, Director-General, EPSDD

As per the Assembly resolution, the directorate is in the process of analysing existing material and identifying what additional work needs to be done, to ensure that we can have an informed discussion.

Engagement with interested parties is a key part of developing an integrated plan and we will engage as soon as is practical once our initial analysis is complete.

I’d encourage you to remain in contact with the directorate’s Deputy Director-General Land Strategy and Environment, Dr Erin Brady, who is leading this work on behalf of the directorate.  Of course, we’ll be in contact as soon as we’re ready.____________________________

Ben Ponton | Director-General

Phone +61 2 6207 8359
Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate | ACT Government

Level 3, 16 Challis Street, Dickson | GPO Box 158 Canberra ACT 2602 | www.environment.act.gov.au

ParkCare Volunteer Code of Conduct released

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS), Volunteer Policy and Code of Conduct (7.4Mb PDF) has been released.

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Red Hill work activity Sunday 8 April from 9am

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next activity of 2018, which will be held on Sunday 8 April 2018 starting at 9am

This month we will move over to the Kent Street side of Red Hill, and work in the area from Kent Street uphill to the water tanks, removing woody weeds and Cootamundra wattles.  We will focus on any deciduous weeds such as Nettle trees, to remove them before leaf fall starts.

We plan to meet at next to the Telecom Building off Kent Street at 9am.

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Federal Golf Club developer responds to Community Group report

On 21 November 2017, the Community Groups which were invited to consult with Government, developer MBark and the Federal Golf Club, issued a joint report concerning the consultation process.  This report was made available to all parties.

On 9 March 2018, the developer MBark has provided a detailed response to the joint report and also provided a statement of commitments regarding the proposed development.

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