Red Hill work activity Sunday 4 December 2022 from 9am

The last Sunday work activity for 2022 will be held on Sunday 4 December 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  At this time of year we focus on cutting the flower heads from as many verbascum as possible.  Each flower head removed means 100,000 fewer seeds on the hillside.  There was a huge effort during the Covid years to successfully reduce the concentration of verbascum on parts of the hill.  The effort however does not stop and we are keen to ensure that these parts where verbascum numbers have been reduced, continue to stay that way.  We encourage as many volunteers as possible to attend on Sunday.  When we return after Christmas, flowering will be advanced and it will be mostly too late to impact the seed formation.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the top of Brereton Street, Garran. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp (more…)

Red Hill walk with Dr Michael Mulvaney, Thursday 1 December at 5pm

You are invited to Join Dr Michael Mulvaney for a short walk to inspect the area of Yellow Box Red Gum Grassy Woodland, which will shortly be transferred from the Federal Golf Course lease into the Red Hill Nature Reserve.  This valuable addition to the Nature Reserve has been negotiated as an integral part of the Red Hill Integrated Plan.

Park Glasgow Street, Garran near the footway between No 57 and 59

Meet on the Reserve at the top of the footway at 5pm, Thursday 1 December 2022

The walk will take about an hour. The walk will be off track and suitable protective clothing and footwear are recommended.

Enquiries to: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Red Hill Integrated Plan Variations: Comments close 25/11/22 and 2/12/22

Public comments have been invited on two draft Territory Plan Variations (TPVs) which deal with the implementation of the Red Hill Integrated Plan:

·      DV380 deals with Section 66 Kent Street Deakin and is open for public comments until Friday 25 November 2022.  

·      DV384 deals with the proposed Over 55s retirement village on the Federal Golf Club and is open for public comments until Friday 2 December 2022.  

Both draft TPVs involve important conservation initiatives.  The draft TPVs can be found online at      

https://www.planning.act.gov.au/planning-our-city/territory_plan/draft_variations_to_the_territory_plan

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Red Hill work activity Wednesday 16 November 2022

The next mid month work activity will be held on Wednesday 16 November 2022 from 9am until 12.30pm.  The work activity will continue our efforts to remove blackberry from two heritage callistemons and also to focus on woody weeds on the eastern slope below the Red Hill cafe.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble in the car park next to the Red Hill cafe. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp (more…)

Red Hill Integrated Plan public comments open

We have received the notification below of two Territory Plan Variations (TPVs) relating to the Red Hill Integrated Plan. One is for the area on Kent Street around the Telstra Building and the other is for the proposed development of the Over 55s residential village on the Federal Golf Club (FGC) together with the transfer of the unused section of the FGC lease to the Red HIll Nature Reserve. 

Both TPVs outline the next steps in the implementation of the Red Hill Integrated Plan, which the Red Hill Regenerators support – as outlined on our website at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?p=3071 and   http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?cat=30

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Red Hill work activity and AGM Sunday 6 November 2022

The next Sunday work activity will be held on Sunday 6 November 2022 from 9am until 11am. It will immediately be followed by morning tea and the AGM. The work activity will focus on woody weeds on the eastern slope below the Red Hill cafe. A copy of the AGM Notice is attached.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble in the car park next to the Red Hill cafe. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp (more…)

ACT 20 year Natural Resource Plan for comment

The ACT Government is currently accepting comments and feedback on the draft ‘Caring for Dhawura Ngunnawal – A natural  resource plan for the ACT 2022-2042‘. 

Your views will be used to:

  • Inform updates to the plan and how we can best implement strategies for the long-term management  of our natural resources
  • Finalise the Caring for Dhawura Ngunnawal – A natural resource plan for the ACT 2022-2042.
Public consultation closes on 17 November 2022

Red Hill Regenerators AGM Sunday 6 November 2022

Our work activity on Sunday 6 November (location will be advised in a seperate notice to members) will include our Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 11 am.  The documents for the AGM can be found here (scroll down).

Should you wish to nominate for any of the seven Committee positions (shown at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?page_id=460) please complete the nomination form (download from http://redhillregenerators.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/AGM-Committee-Nomination-form.pdf) and return it to info@redhillregenerators.org.au before 1 November 2022.  All members are also encouraged to consider volunteering for any of the Non-Committee positions (shown at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?page_id=460). Anyone interested should contact the Regenerators at the above email address. 

Red Hill midweek activity Wednesday 19 October 2022, 9am to 12.30pm

At our last working bee on Sunday 1 October, we made excellent progress pulling and chipping horehound from a large patch in high quality woodland above the water tank, on the track from Hampden Place.  On Wednesday we plan to complete this task.  The ground is quite soft which means that hand pulling is quick and easy. Some mattocks will also be available.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the gate in Hampden Place off Kent Street, Deakin. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Sunday 2 October 2022, 9am-12.30pm

Inspection of our infamous patch of Horehound has revealed that it is expanding rapidly into our high quality woodland. This Sunday we plan to identify outlier patches and hand pull or chip out the plants.  The ground is quite soft which means that hand pulling is quick and easy.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble at the gate in Hampden Place off Kent Street, Deakin. There will be an information and safety briefing at 9am. (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