Introduction

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.


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. When finalised, this plan 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