The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our fourth working bee of 2016 on Sunday 1 May 2016
We will be moving to a different side of the Hill for our May working bee. We plan to work along the lower slopes of the Hill above Deakin, and in the 50m wide band between the two maintenance tracks, from above Buxton Street and towards Red Hill Drive.
As a result of the recent work by Regenerators, over 60 active rabbit warrens have been mapped and tagged on Red Hill, covering less than half of the Hill. A contract will be started in the next two months to treat these warrens. More information will be provided as it comes to hand.
A large and attentive group attended the ACT Heritage Week walk on Red Hill. The walk was organised by the ACT Conservation Council and Red Hill Regenerators and led by Dr Michael Mulvaney from the Regenerators. For two hours Michael talked about the prehistory, history, ecology and geology of the Hill, providing many new perspectives on this important part of Canberra’s urban landscape.
Owing to the declining populations of Scarlet Robins in the ACT, leading to them being declared ‘vulnerable’, the ACT Government has published a Scarlet Robin Action Plan. This Plan contains a range of recommended actions for enhancing the opportunities for this population.
Red Hill has a small population of Scarlet Robins – click on the ‘photos of Red Hill’ link on the home page to find them. More…
Red Hill Regenerator’s most prolific photographer sighted this pair of Red-necked wallabies on the western slope of Red Hill near Davidson’s Trig. Red-necked wallabies have not been seen on Red Hill for over a decade, and it is exciting to see this pair back on the Hill!
Please report any more sightings.
The Red Hill Regenerators invite you to our third working bee of 2016 on Sunday 3 April 2016
When we were at our March working bee, we noticed large numbers of woody weeds further down the slope towards the top of Brereton Street, in the ‘weedy triangle’ between Brereton Street, the golf club and the golf club access road.
So our April working bee will be based at the Brereton Street cul de sac, to enable us to work both north east along the lower slopes of the hill on small blackberry outbreaks, briar rose and the usual woody weeds. It will be especially important to cut and dab any deciduous woody weeds this month before they start to drop their leaves
A meeting for members of the Federal Golf Club only will be held on Monday 21 March 2016, prior to the member vote on 28th April for the MBark proposed housing development on part of the Club concessional lease.
The Club wrote to members:
Following the presentation of the concept design of the Over 55s Development by the Club’s development partner, MBark, we invite all members to attend this important Q & A session.
Members of the Development Committee and MBark will be present to answer and address any questions that have been raised over the past four weeks.
A latest concept design will be presented at this meeting which represents input from all stakeholders.
The Regenerators will request that MBark provide a copy of the ‘concept design’ referred to in the invitation.
The message below was emailed on 14 March 2016 to all members and friends of Red Hill, to inform them of the status of the proposed housing development on the Federal Golf Club concessional lease.
To members of Red Hill Regenerators
I’m writing to update you on our discussions with the Federal Golf Club (FGC) and the proposed housing development to be undertaken by Mbark, a Sydney-based company. (more…)
The first meeting which was held between developers MBark, Federal Golf Club executive and Red Hill Regenerators executive, was held at the Federal Golf Club on 22 January 2016. it was agreed that MBark would provide a record of this meeting and it was agreed that Regenerators would not provide public information about the development proposal until after MBark had met with the Golf Club membership.
As at the date of this post, MBark has met with the club membership. Mark has not provided any record of the meeting on 22 January 2016. The meeting record shown here has been prepared by the Regenerators who attended this meeting. The formal letter listing Regenerators concerns was sent to MBark after this meeting and can be found here.
Following the meeting with golf club members, the developer MBark placed a concept plan of the housing development proposal in the golf clubhouse. No other plan has been made available to the wider community.
The developer held a meeting with Brereton Sreet residents on 2 March 2016, where a range of issues were raised by residents.
Owing to the interest shown by golf club members, the club has modified the consultation timetable as shown below. (more…)