Project status: In progress

How you had your say:

We were seeking community feedback on a review of the 1998 management plan for the Murrumbidgee River Corridor (the Corridor) and providing an opportunity to identify strengths and limitations that could be considered in the development of a new management plan.

You can read a summary of comments provided during the consultation phase through the Listening Report within the Document Library.

We are looking at:

The Murrumbidgee River Corridor covers approximately 9,800 hectares and includes five nature reserves, eight recreation reserves and a European heritage zone at Lanyon.

The Corridor plays an important role in supporting wildlife movement through the landscape, provides habitat for many threatened terrestrial and aquatic species and is rich in Aboriginal and European heritage. The Corridor is part of the landscape backdrop of Canberra and many spectacular vistas are possible from viewing areas along the river.

The Murrumbidgee River Corridor also provides great opportunities for nature-based experiences and an active lifestyle that so many Canberrans value, contributing significantly to the health and wellbeing of the community. It is one of Canberra’s most popular places for activities such as bushwalking, camping, picnicking, horse riding, wildlife and bird watching, swimming, fishing and canoeing.

The primary focus of this review is to examine the implementation of the 1998 plan and whether the overall management objectives were achieved, and to identify issues that might need to be considered in developing a new plan for the Corridor.

We will use your views to:

Your views will inform the development of a new reserve management plan that will guide the conservation and protection of the natural and cultural values of the Corridor while continuing to provide opportunities for nature-based recreational activities.