Red Hill Reserve news

There have been a number of things happening recently regarding the Red Hill Reserve, which may be of interest:

1.     Track repairs: The Parks and Conservation Service has let contracts to undertake repairs on some tracks and trails in the Reserve.  The map attached shows where repairs are planned, including both of the major paths up Red Hill from Mugga Way, where repairs will be made to the steps together with other improvements.  The other path which will receive attention is part of the Red Track walking trail, which leads down from the saddle south of the cafe and along the east side parallel with Mugga Way. The exact dates for this work will be determined soon. Parts of these paths will be closed when repair work is proceeding. (more…)

Proposed Federal Golf Club Development

Red Hill Regenerators (RHR) supports the Red Hill Integrated Plan, which includes provision for an Over 55s retirement village at the southern end of Federal Golf Course and retention of an 18-hole golf course.

Development Applications for the planned Over 55s village development have been lodged with ACTPLA and are now open for public comment until Wednesday 20 March 2024. (more…)

Red Hill work activity and Special General Meeting: Sunday 3 March 2024 from 9am

As part of our ongoing Weed Strategy, we will target verbascum regrowth following the spraying by contractors using the ACT Government grant last year. We will cut and dab the flower spikes that are appearing or chip the new rosettes. At 11am a Special General Meeting will be held for members (details circulated earlier and available from the website home page at http://redhillregenerators.org.au/?p=4084) More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au Location: Park and assemble on Mugga Way above Zeehan Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm, but will finish earlier if it gets too hot. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 14 February 2024, from 9am

For our Valentines Day treat, we plan to take on the spiky and unpleasant task of removing (by cut/dab)  many small blackberry plants which are appearing across Red Hill, and will be unlikely to be sprayed by our planned April contract sprayer.  For those who would like an alternative, there are still plenty of Verbascum plants to chip and a small group of Cootamundra Wattle waiting to be removed.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble on Mugga Way below Tamar Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm, but will finish earlier if it gets too hot. (more…)

2024 Update from the Regenerators President

Best wishes to all Red Hill Regenerators for 2024.  

Weed Strategy.  We’re making good progress with our weed strategy including lifting the remaining 10% of the Reserve out of being classified as low-quality vegetation (more than 50% non-native).  Areas of St John’s Wort found in the northern part of the Reserve have been mapped together with patches of blackberries in the whole Reserve.  Contractors (using funds from our ACT Government grant) have sprayed verbascum, saffron and scotch thistles, horehound and St John’s Wort in large areas of the northern part of the Reserve.  We will now work to remove the regrowth, starting from the Hindmarsh Drive end. We hope to see a lot fewer yellow verbascum spikes this year! (more…)

Notice of Special Resolution: Sunday 3 March 2024

This is to inform financial members of the Red Hill Regenerators that a meeting will be held at 11am on Sunday 4 March 2024 at the monthly work activity morning tea. (Details of the location of this work activity will be emailed to you closer to the date). The purpose of this meeting will be to seek members’ approval for further Rule changes, which are required to assist this Association in its application to the Australian Tax Office for Deductible Gift Recipient status for RHRG.
 Please see further details in the Notice of Special Resolution and the draft Rule changes   The draft Rule changes show proposed additions in aqua highlighting and deletions in strikeout. 

2022-2023 ParkCare Annual Report

The 2022-23 ParkCare Annual Report has been released and can be downloaded here.

Red Hill work activity Sunday 4 February 2024 from 8.30am

This will be our first Sunday group work activity on Red Hill this year. As part of our ongoing Weed Strategy, we will target verbascum regrowth following the spraying by contractors using the ACT Government grant last year. We will cut and dab the flower spikes that are appearing or chip the new rosettes.

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble on Mugga Way below Tamar Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 8.30am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm, but will finish earlier if it gets too hot. (more…)

Red Hill work activity Wednesday 17 January 2024

This will be our first group work activity on Red Hill this year. As part of our ongoing Weed Strategy, we will target verbascum regrowth following the spraying by contractors using the ACT Government grant last year. We will cut and dab the flower spikes that are appearing or chip the new rosettes.  

More information: info@redhillregenerators.org.au

Location: Park and assemble near Tamar Street, Red Hill. Task and safety briefings will be held at 9am sharp. Work usually wraps up at about 12.30pm.  (more…)

Record volunteer hours on Red Hill in 2023

The Red Hill Regenerators volunteers worked for well over 1000 hours on the Hill during 2023. This is the most hours worked since records began in 2015. Our thanks to all our volunteers for caring for this important nature reserve.

 

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