Canberra Times 24 September 2016
The value of so-called “pre-DA community consultation” has been called into question, with the Environment and Planning Directorate confirming it requires few details about what consultation has actually taken place. (more…)
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our next working bee of 2016 on Sunday 2 October 2016 (Daylight saving starts today!)
This will be the last time this year that we will be able to remove Cootamundra Wattles before they set seed, so we will be focussing some of our attention on these, in addition to dealing with our ‘weed of the month’, the Oregon Grape. This is easy to spot as it is currently in flower. We will be working along the ‘rabbit proof fence’ half way up the side of the hill from Mugga Way, where there are lots of Cootamundra Wattles and Oregon Grape. At the northern end of this fence is a meadow of Early Nancys to enjoy.
It was a fine sunny spring day on Father’s Day, when eleven keen volunteers (fathers included), gathered for a successful Cootamundra Wattle hunt among the dense understorey between Red Hill Drive and the Deakin cut off drain. The cut off drain held enough water to excite the frogs to fever pitch. Morning tea was taken up by an animated discussion about the proposed Development on the Federal Golf Course lease.
Hear the frogs (Common Eastern Froglets?) in the flooded cut off drain..(click on the left end of the black bar)
The ACT Government has launched a Facebook Group page “Canberra-Invasive-Plants” to share information about invasive plants, their impact and control in the Canberra Region. More…
The President, Red Hill Regenerators wrote to Minister Shane Rattenbury on 30 August 2016 to advise him of the current position with respect to the housing development proposal.
The Regenerators and other stakeholders wrote to Planning Minister Mick Gentleman on 3 July 2016 requesting a meeting to discuss the proposed housing development on the Federal Golf Club concessional lease. A productive meeting was held with the Minister on 25 August 2016. A record of this meeting was sent to the Minister’s office on 30 August 2016, together with a copy of the Statement of Concerns which the Regenerators provided to developers MBark on 28 January 2016.
Contact GAHRAG for additional information.
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 a major fuel reduction burn 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. The Regenerators have objected to this burn to the Fire Management Unit.