Canberra is commonly referred to as the 'Bush Capital' – and for good reason. Our natural surroundings and nature parks cover about 80% of the ACT, making Canberra a very special city to live in.

The ACT Government currently manages 37 parks and reserves. They are made up of a range of natural environments, including wetlands, grasslands, woodlands, bush settings and more, and are home to a diverse array of native plants and animals. The many parks and reserves on the city doorstep have become important spaces for recreation and community leisure.

It is important that we have strong plans in place to guide how we manage and protect our parks reserves and strike a balance between nature conservation, cultural heritage and community use.

We want your feedback on current consultations on the future management of Canberra’s parks and reserves.

Closed consultations:

Molonglo Nature Space

From 19 June to 14 August 2019, the community were invited to comment on the designs for a new nature space planned for the Molonglo River Reserve.

Molonglo River Reserve Management Plan

Public consultation was undertaken on the Draft Molonglo River Reserve Management Plan in early 2018. The plan has now been finalised and the consultation report is now available.

Photo credit to David Jenkins for our amazing title image.

Molonglo River Reserve

In early 2018 we asked your thoughts on how we could manage and protect Canberra’s newest reserve – the Molonglo River Reserve. Between 8 February and 23 March 2018 the Molonglo River Reserve Draft Management Plan was released for public comment.

This plan has now been finalised and will guide the management of the reserve for the next 10 years.

To find out more about this consultation and the next steps in finalising the draft plan, click here.

Molonglo River Reserve

Molonglo Park

On 19 June 2019, the ACT Government released the draft design for a new nature space planned for the Molonglo River Reserve and invited the community to comment on the designs.

This 35 hectare peninsula located on the edge of the river, will be a focal point for recreation, restoration and cultural activities for the Molonglo regions and broader Canberra community.