S66 Deakin dumping of spoil

On 5 January 2018 the President, Red Hill Regenerators asked Mr David Power Manager, Environmental Quality Construction, Environment and WorkPlace Protection, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD), the following: (more…)

Respect and Responsibility! The Case for Campbell (or Deakin S66)

From The Riot Act 3 January 2018. By Paul Costigan

‘Someone needs to ask the ACT Planning Minister why his planning directorate continues to encourage local residents to form residents’ associations to oppose inappropriate developments. It has happened all over Canberra and now it is happening in Campbell.

‘The formula is simple: The Planning Directorate (Authority?) allows an inappropriate DA to progress and then up pops a residents group wanting to maintain their suburb as a livable and sustainable urban environment….

‘What has been allowed to go out for consultations has so many faults that one can only surmise that the compliance regime now depends on the residents doing the work to identify the faults, to have it amended or totally disallowed’

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S66 Deakin development planning decisions on hold

In response to a letter dated 12 September 2017 from the Regenerators, which expressed a number of concerns regarding the S66 proposed multi storey apartment development, the Director General, Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate replied on 20 December 2017 to confirm that ‘no planning decisions will be made until the integrated plan has been prepared in accordance with the resolution [dated 25 October 2017]  of the Legislative Assembly’.

The Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman delivered a response on 2 February 2018 to the Assembly regarding the petition. More…

Red Hill working bees 2018

Download the dates for the 2018 working bees planned for Red Hill in 2018 here…

Deakin S66 development public information session 13 December 2017

Plans for the proposed multi storey apartment development at S66 Deakin (Kent Street/Carruthers St) will be displayed at a ‘consultation session‘ to be held on Wednesday 13 December 5.7.30 at Hughes Community Centre.
The above website includes reference to an Environment assessment and a traffic impact report.

Development blowback: Petition bolsters push for Red Hill Master Plan

From Riot Act 1 December 2017

Pressure is mounting on the ACT’s planning authority to devise a Master Plan for the Red Hill as opposition grows to two major development proposals on its south-western side. (more…)

Deakin S66 proposed residential development location

The exact location of the proposed multi storey residential development on Kent Street at section 66 was revealed to the public recently. A copy of that location plan is shown here.

 

Community Groups Red Hill petition tabled in the ACT Assembly

The ACT Greens have today (30 november 2017) tabled two petitions totalling some 3,112 signatures opposing inappropriate development in areas adjacent to the Red Hill Nature Reserve—the largest petition of this term of the Assembly. More…

The Minister for Planning, Mick Gentleman delivered a response on 2 February 2018 to the Assembly regarding this petition. More…

Red Hill community groups request a meeting with ACT Planning Minister

On 30 November 2017, a letter was sent to Planning Minister Gentleman and copied to all MLAs seeking a meeting to discuss a way forward for the development of an integrated plan for the Red Hill open space area. The letter stated:

“Given the level of public concern about proposed developments on Red Hill and the fact that the preparation of an integrated plan for the area involves a new process I urge you to consult with relevant interests about the manner in which the ACT Government intends to implement the Legislative Assembly motion.  I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and/or your officials to discuss the matter.  I am sure representatives of the other organisations that prepared the Community Panel Report would equally welcome the opportunity to be involved in such discussions.”

Read the letter here…

Meanwhile, WIN news interviewed concerned residents on 30 November 2017. More…

Red Hill Working Bee and AGM Sunday 3 December 2017

The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to their final working bee for 2017, which will be held on Sunday 3 December 2017 at 9am. It will be followed by the AGM at 11am.

This month we will continue to work on the woody weeds which are appearing along the Federal Golf Course access road. There are more than expected, mostly regrowth of Nettle trees which had been slashed by ACT Government workers and inadequately poisoned.

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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