How to have your say:
Are you one of thousands of people who enjoy exploring the ACT’s parks and reserves? Until July 2021, ACT Parks and Conservation Service want to hear from you to better understand who uses our many reserves, forests and national parks, how they are used, and how we can better enhance user experiences.
Volunteers will also be conducting face-to-face visitor surveys throughout our nature spaces (e.g. Tidbinbilla Visitors Centre). All face-to-face surveys will be conducted in a COVID safe way following the current health directives from the Chief Health Officer of the ACT. Keep an eye out!
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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.
Our parks and reserves support conservation of plants and our wildlife, offer great vistas and provide endless recreational opportunities. We know they are highly appreciated but we want to know what we can do better to make sure people – both locals and visitors – experience these locations to their full potential.
This survey will give us a better understanding of reserve users, their motivations, and their satisfaction in utilising the Canberra region’s natural assets.
We will use your views to:
The data will be used to enhance visitor experiences and inform community and visitor programs in the ACT’s parks, reserves and forested areas.
Did you know:
The Parks and Conservation Service is entrusted with the management of almost 70% of the Territory’s 236,000 hectares, meaning the ACT protects more of its land as public open space than any other Australian jurisdictions. It is estimated that no Canberran lives further than 3.5 kilometres from a nature reserve, national park or pine forest with the average distance being only 977 metres.
The ACT is also entrusted with the preservation of the largest patch of nationally endangered Yellow Box woodland in public hands and the largest patches of temperate native grassland left in Australia.
Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve are part of the Australian Alps National Parks, a network of protected area that stretches from Mt Baw Baw in Victoria’s Gippsland, along the roof of eastern Australia to Namadgi and Tidbinbilla in the ACT.