A number of plans for project sites have been submitted to the planning and land authority for approval. For more information, and to provide comment on these Development Applications visit: ACT Healthy Waterways Sites and Progress.
- Drains into Lake Burley Griffin.
- Pollution from industrial areas, including heavy metals and hydrocarbons, and ageing stormwater infrastructure are the two key contributors to poor water quality, e.g. untreated stormwater drains from buildings and streets into pipes that run directly into Jerrabomberra Creek and the Molonglo River.
- Includes crop production, rural grazing land and intensely urbanised industrial and commercial areas.
- Water quality monitoring has shown that stormwater run-off in Fyshwick contains zinc levels double that of other urban catchments.
- A research project will also be undertaken.
- The priority projects will remove 1,755,100 kg/year of suspended solids, 2630 kg/year of phosphorus and 9797 kg/year of nitrogen from waterways in the catchment.
- Other benefits include improved open spaces and recreational areas as well as an increase in the diversity of the area’s natural ha
Priority Project 1 - WETLAND
Eyre Street, Kingston, adjacent to Jerrabomberra Creek
Water from Jerrabomberra Creek will be diverted to a new wetland before returning to the creek. The existing network of walking tracks that run through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands have been incorporated into the design (FW012).
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW012)
Priority Project 2 - POND
Jerrabomberra Creek, between Bonshaw Road and Payenda Circuit, Symonston
The existing pond adjacent to Jerrabomberra Creek (in the open space between Lanyon Drive and Hindmarsh Drive) will be enlarged and connected to the creek. This will increase the storage capacity of the pond and enable more stormwater to be treated before it returns to the creek (FW021).
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW021)
Priority Project 3 - CHANNEL RECONNECTION
Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Dairy Road
A channel on Jerrabomberra Creek will be rehabilitated to create a new wetland. This will help improve water quality in the creek and add to the amenity and ecology of what is currently a highly modified part of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. (FW025)
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW025)
Priority Project 4 - POND
Jerrabomberra Creek, corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Monaro Highway, Symonston
The storage capacity of the existing pond will be increased to enable more stormwater to be treated before being discharged back into the creek.(FW020)
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW020)
Priority Project 5 - WETLAND AND POTENTIAL STORMWATER USE
Matina Street, south of Mill Creek Oval, Narrabundah
A new wetland will take advantage of open space between Matina Street and the Monaro Highway. Low flows from Jerrabomberra Creek will be diverted to the wetland before returning to the
waterway, while high flows will bypass the wetland and continue along the existing creekline. The wetland will be a valuable recreational space for the local community.(FW019)
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW019)
Priority Project 6 - RAIN GARDEN
Gladstone Street, Fyshwick
Two treatment options, a gross pollutant trap and a rain garden will remove pollutants and sediment from the water before flowing into the Molonglo River which, in turn, flows into Lake Burley Griffin (FW001).
Click here for full size version of plans. (FW001)
Priority Project 7 - IN-LAKE RESEARCH PROJECT
Jerrabomberra Creek and lakes
Jerrabomberra Creek will be part of a three year catchment research project that will examine the effectiveness of earth banks in controlling wetland wetting and drying. The results have implications for issues like carp management and nutrient removal.
Note: Work is progressing on identifying the scope of the research project.