Scrivener Hill is a suburban reserve adjacent to the Mount Mugga Mugga Reserve which is part of Canberra Nature Park . It is largely cleared rocky hilltop with poor quality grass cover and an abundance of weeds.
This little known landmark was named after Charles Robert Scrivener (2 November 1855 - 26 September 1923), an Australian surveyor, and the person who surveyed numerous sites in New South Wales for the selection of a site for the Australian Capital Territory and Australia's capital city, Canberra.
A project commenced in 2009 by the Isaacs Ridge / Mount Mugga Mugga Park Care Group (IRMMM) is designed to repair the environment of Scrivener Hill providing a native vegetation and habitat link between the Mount Mugga Mugga Reserve and reserves in adjacent suburbs and a wonderful lookout over much of western Canberra . Nearly 500 trees and shrubs were planted in April 2010.
Simon Corbell MLA, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, will unveil the sign on the Scrivener Hill project at 11.am on June 5, World Environment Day. All Welcome.