THE CONFLICT BETWEEN URBAN GROWTH AND NATURE

Introduction

The Ginninderra Falls Association (GFA) was established for the purpose of encouraging the creation of a national park along the Murrumbidgee River and Ginninderra Creek. A conservation corridor has now been created in a narrow part of that area but it adjoins a newly-designated urban area. We are concerned that design compromises around the corridor, and the waterways in general, will be inherently destructive of biodiversity values, especially considering human pressures within the corridor and along its edges.

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Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park: Information Note 68

The Ginninderra Falls Association (GFA) has considerable concerns about the current investigation into the Western Edge of the ACT. This area extends from Denman Prospect and Kama Nature Reserve west along the lower Molonglo River to the junction with the Murrumbidgee. It then runs southwards between the suburbs of the Molonglo Valley and Weston Creek on the east and the Murrumbidgee River on the west. The area continues down to Tuggeranong at Kambah Pool Road. The narrow existing nature reserves along the river appear to be excluded from the investigation.