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.

Current consultation

Have your say on the Draft Management Plan for a proposed new reserve – the Molonglo River Reserve.

Find out more and join the conversation.


Photo credit to David Jenkins for our amazing title image.

Molonglo River Reserve

We want your feedback on how we could manage and protect Canberra’s newest reserve – the Molonglo River Reserve.

The ACT Government has prepared the Molonglo River Reserve Draft Management Plan to guide management of the new reserve for the next 10 years.

Join the conversation and have your say.

Molonglo River Reserve