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.
At a meeting of federal Golf Club members on 20 June 2016, a significant majority of members voted that developer MBark proceed to the next stages in obtaining ACT Government approval to build up to 125 residences on the golf course concessional lease. More…
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 3 July 2016
While the recent rain has been very welcome, it has resulted in a lot of vigorous weed growth, including the ubiquitous verbascum. After spraying verbascum around Davidson’s Trig only recently, new plants are now emerging. This month we will return to Davidson’s Trig for another session of verbascum chipping, dabbing and spraying.
An unofficial track has recently been marked out using white house paint on rocks and some trees. The track starts at the Brereton Street, Garran gate and heads uphill towards Davidson’s Trig. It is alleged that the track has been created by a cross country running organisation. Parks & Conservation are keen to talk to any persons who has any information about this matter. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website and Facebook page for the Garran and Hughes Residents Action Group is now live and open. The website address is garranresidents.wordpress.com.
The GHRAG oppose the current residential development proposal on the Federal Golf Club concessional lease.
The weather was absolutely stunning when our (delayed) June working bee was held last Sunday. Despite it being a long weekend, we were delighted that 18 happy volunteers arrived ready to help. Our numbers were significantly boosted by a contingent from Mt Mugga Scouts, who put in a great effort swinging their mattocks at the never ending verbascum plants. Our thanks to those scouts!
From the Conservation Council of the ACT:
ACT Budget 2016-17
We went to the 2016-17 ACT Budget community sector lock-up and have had a preliminary look at some areas of the Budget along with iscussions with officials.
The Budget has more good news for local action on climate change with $6.5 million allocated for climate change resilience and reinforcing the commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2020 and zero net emissions by 2050 – although we still say the ACT should be aiming for zero net emissions by 2040.
We are not so happy with the treatment of weeds funding. While we welcome the increase in funding for weeds management and pest animals it is still not enough: we need over $2 million for weeds and $500,000 for pest animals. It is very disappointing that the increase is only for one year. Effective management of pest plants and animals needs adequate funding and ongoing certainty.
We will continue to look at the Budget and look at its outcomes for environmental issues and report further in the future.
If you keep a lookout when walking on Red Hill, you could spot the tiny Striated Thornbill, which was recently photographed by supporter Roy McDowall. To see more spectacular photos taken on Red Hill just click on the link on the left side of the home page.
Owing to forecast rain on Sunday 5 June, the Red Hill working bee has been rescheduled to Sunday 12 June 2016.