The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 4 September 2016
We were fortunate that a recent visit by the Green Army resulted in removal of a significant quantity of Cootamundra wattle seedlings in the nature reserve close to Deakin. This was followed up last month by our working bee, which resulted in many more seedlings being removed. The aim of our working bee this month is to complete this task in the area between Red Hill Drive and Buxton Street. Being in flower, they will be easy to spot.
The Fire Management Unit of the ACT Government are planning two major fuel reduction burns on Red Hill during 2016-17. The exact timetable has to be determined, but almost certainly will take place within the spring and autumn weather windows.
Members of the Regenerators Committee and the Garran and Hughes Residents Association (GAHRAG) met on 1 August 2016 with representatives of developers MBark and the Federal Golf Club, at the golf club, to discuss an alternative development proposal to that which was recently approved by golf club members. This alternative proposal is a GAHRAG initiative. MBark and the FGC representatives undertook to consider this initiative and respond to GAHRAG and RHRG. Contact GAHRAG for more information.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 7 August 2016
We were fortunate that a recent visit by the Green Army resulted in removal of a significant quantity of Cootamundra wattle seedlings in the nature reserve close to Deakin. The aim of our working bee this month is to complete this task.
The President, Red Hill Regenerators wrote to the Federal Golf Club’s developer MBark on 2 July 2016 to respond to the information provided by MBark to the community regarding their proposed residential development.
Red Hill Regenerators Response to Development Proposal Information Booklet 27 May 2016
Red Hill Regenerators believes that any housing development on the Federal Golf Club lease will have a negative impact on Red Hill Nature Reserve.
The Red Hill Regenerators Executive have met with representatives of the Club and Mbark, the chosen developers on several occasions. The Club’s Development Proposal Information Booklet includes a number of aspects that have been changed from preliminary plans to reduce the concerns expressed by the Red Hill Regenerators about the proposed housing development. These changes are appreciated and the proposed return to the Red Hill Reserve of unused sections of the Club’s lease is particularly welcomed.
It is still early in the process of planning and gaining approval for the housing development with all aspects outlined in the Booklet either still not formulated or to be confirmed. Consequently, the full list of concerns previously expressed by the Red Hill Regenerators still stand.
The Red Hill Regenerators seek to continue open communication with the Club and Mbark and the Red Hill Regenerators response will be updated, based on these discussions and other developments.
President, Red Hill Regenerators
2 July 2016
Ten community groups wrote to Planning Minister Mick Gentleman on 3 July 2016, requesting a meeting to outline their concerns regarding the proposed residential development on part of the Federal Golf Club concessional lease. Read the letter here.
The results of the 2016 bird survey by the Canberra Ornithologists Group can be found here.
A pair of magnificent wedge tailed eagles are regular visitors to Red Hill and can often be seen soaring along the ridge line, often accompanied by a complaining flock of magpies. Thanks to Roy McDowall for this photo.