Climate change forum: what Canberra can do next
Take action on weeds: write to the Ministers now
Conservation Council Weeds Officer Geoff Butler has provided some dot points for nature-focussed member groups who want to write letters to the Government about weeds. We need realistic recurrent annual budget allocation for the management of weeds in the ACT and Budget considerations are nearing completion. (more…)
Conservation Council ACT Region is once again showcasing the natural treasures of the ACT Region at the Canberra Heritage Festival. This year’s theme is “Discovery” and our events explore some of the lesser known and newest reserves in the ACT as well as new aspects of some old favourites.
Red Hill Heritage Walk, 17 April 10:00am, Red Hill Nature Reserve: Brush up on the history of this intriguing reserve while its future is being decided.
For more information, or to book a place, call the Conservation Council on 6229 3200 or email communications@
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our first working bee of 2016 on Sunday 7 February 2016
Welcome back to Red Hill and its many weeds. This month we need to water the plantings which are close to the two water cubes located on the ridge south of Davidsons Trig. Other activities include woody weeds and verbascum, so there are plenty of alternatives. (more…)
Canberra Times 25 January 2016
PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO NATIVE PLANTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
By Meredith Cosgrove
Meadow Argus, $45
Here in the ACT we are remarkably, perhaps unreasonably, blessed with quality field guides to what is, after all, a small part of the world. We are also blessed with a remarkable diversity of native plants, from the high Snow Gums to the wet ferny mountain gullies to the flowery dry forests of the Canberra hills to the grassy woodlands. There have been several plants guides (including, I should acknowledge, a couple of my own efforts), but until now however there has been no comprehensive guide with both text and illustrations to cover the whole territory. I am delighted to inform you that the hiatus is now ended and we need take only one book with us on any walk in the bush. I’ll probably even leave my own titles behind! (more…)
Members of the Red Hill Regenerators executive met on Friday 22 January 2016 with representatives of the Federal Golf Club and developers MBark, to listen to their latest ideas for developing part of the golf course. An follow up email was sent on Thursday 28 January 2016, to those representatives of MBark and the FGC who attended this meeting. The purpose of this email was to provide details of the Regenerators concerns regarding development on the golf course lease. It should be noted that, at this stage, no specific details regarding a development have been provided.
The email dated 28 January 2016 stated the following: (more…)
The ACT Legislative Assembly has published the report of the ACT Government’s response to the Public Accounts Committee’s report which enquired into elements impacting on the future of the ACT Clubs Sector. A number of these responses have relevance to the Federal Golf Club’s 2015 proposal to develop part of its lease for housing. More…
This Territory Plan map shows the boundaries of the Federal Golf Club concessional lease, with the access road to the lease being clearly shown as part of the Red Hill Nature Reserve.
The access road to the Federal Golf Club lease is shown in ACTMapi as a separate block The FGC lease confirms this by referring only to the non-road space as S56, and a confirming associated map.
The Parks and Conservation Service plan to undertake repairs to the section of Red Track containing steps, between the base fire trail and the Tardis/Lookout.
The work will include backfilling and compacting any steps that have subsided/ eroded, repairing any erosion on the trail bed and sourcing and placing woody debris (logs) where trail braiding has occurred. It has been specified that minimal access is allowed and no dragging of logs, they must be lifted and ‘placed’ in situ to avoid damaging the nearby vegetation. No natural logs are to be relocated for this purpose as there is a woody debris pile that can be utilised on Kent St, Deakin. All due care is to be taken to avoid disturbance to the local vegetation and environment.
The contractor will be Makin Trax (they did the upgrade) so they are aware of the sensitivities of the site. Work is planned to be undertaken during February 2016 and should only take a week or so at most.