How to have your say:

If you are one of the many thousands of people who connect with nature in our 37 Canberra Nature Park reserves each day, you will have an important perspective to add to Canberra Nature Park Draft Reserve Management Plan. We are keen to hear your views, no matter how large or small. You can comment on the entire park or any of the reserves—or parts of a reserve.

Please read the Draft Reserve Management Plan or summary and:

  • take the quick poll
  • send an email to or
  • post a submission to CNP Draft Reserve Management Plan, c/- Park Planning and Policy, Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, P.O. Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601

You can also attend an information session and chat with the people behind the draft plan.

You may also like to comment on the Review of the 1999 Canberra Nature Park Management Plan, conducted as part of developing the new draft plan.

What we are looking at:

The ACT Parks and Conservation Service has developed a draft plan to guide management of the Canberra Nature Park for the next 10 years. The park belongs to the community, so the Parks and Conservation Service is keen to hear the community’s views on the plan.

The Canberra Nature Park has 37 reserves in and around urban Canberra. These reserves give our city its distinctive character as the nation’s ‘city in the landscape’. They protect important forest, woodland and grassland ecosystems and provide habitat for our native wildlife, including many threatened species. They provide the extraordinary opportunity for nature-based experiences and an active lifestyle that so many Canberrans value, contributing significantly to the health and wellbeing of the community.

The Draft Reserve Management Plan:

  • is based on a high level of understanding about the natural values of Canberra Nature Park
  • outlines the park’s values, the goals for reserve management, and actions to be implemented to achieve these goals
  • guides the community’s use of Canberra Nature Park
  • balances the interests of all visitors to the park
If you walk, run, ride (your bike or horse), take photos, bird watch or volunteer with your local ParkCare group in one or more reserves, we want to hear from you. Your perspectives are important to us.