The final draft of the Molonglo River Reserve - Reserve Management Plan is now complete.
The Minister for the Environment and Heritage referred the final draft plan to the Legislative Assembly's Standing Committee for Environment and Transport and City Services in accordance with the statutory process outlined in the Nature Conservation Act 2014.
On 23 May 2019 the Standing Committee recommended that the Minister approve the final draft plan. The next step is for the plan to be tabled as a disallowable instrument in the Legislative Assembly.
Extensive consultation with a wide range of groups and individuals was undertaken during various stages of development of the Reserve Management Plan. This included a public consultation period during February and March 2018. The consultation report is now available.
Set among the growing suburbs of Coombs and Wright, the existing site of the proposed reserve comprises 1280 hectares and extends 23 kilometres along the Molonglo River from Scrivener Dam to the Murrumbidgee River Corridor Reserve. This area contains some of Canberra’s best river landscapes and is home to a wide range of native plants and animals, including the endangered Pink-tailed Worm-lizard, Superb Parrot and Box-gum Grassy Woodland habitat.
Thank you to all who submitted feedback on the draft plan. This feedback informed the development of the final draft of the Molonglo River Reserve Management Plan.
Have questions or want to learn more about a project, contact us below:
|Name||Sarah Treble, Senior Planner|
|Phone||13 22 81|
PO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601