Submission: NSW Parkwood Planning Proposal

Please see the proposed submissions below.


The Murrumbidgee and Ginninderra Gorges have great aesthetic, environmental and heritage value. There are several important Aboriginal sites and a world class ecology including vulnerable species such as the Rosenberg's Monitor.

Parts of this area will be susceptible to dynamic bushfire propagation such as occurred in the 2017 Carwoola bushfire near Queanbeyan and the 2018 Tathra bushfire. Highly unsuitable for new houses. 

The proposal, as it currently exists, is to ‘develop’ everywhere possible and to put only the steep slopes into a conservation reserve. It will include restaurants, cafes, tourist accommodation and such right on the edge of the Ginninderra Gorge. These gorges are not just another urban park and the proposed urban sprawl will dramatically impact on any tourist appreciation of the park as well as its eventual degradation with loss of species. 

This development is dependent upon the provision of essential services by the ACT Government under a Cross-Border Agreement. Such an arrangement will, potentially, be a burden on ACT ratepayers into the future.

Your email will be sent either to the Yass Valley Council, if you are a NSW resident, or to the ACT Legislative Assembly, if you live in the ACT. You can send a separate submission to either (or both) irrespective of your current residence.

You can also use the Yass Valley Council's Public Consultation online submission.

Email your submission - NSW Resident

To: Yass Valley Council

Your message will NOT be sent to the Ginninderra Falls Assoc.

Email your submission - ACT Resident

To: ACT Legislative Assembly

Your message will NOT be sent to the Ginninderra Falls Assoc.

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