Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve
Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is one of the most valuable wetland habitat areas in the ACT, and of national and international importance. A refuge for migrating birds from the northern hemisphere and inland Australia, Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve is part of Canberra Nature Park, and is located on the Molonglo River floodplain only four kilometres from Canberra's City centre.
Take a stroll through the wetlands and discover a unique array of wetland and terrestrial habitats, remnants of the wetland's agricultural origins, and learn about the ecology of this precious place. Pathways and bird hides will help you discover the delights of wildlife watching.
- Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve Brochure (PDF 871KB), Word version (30KB)
- Terms of Reference for the Reserve sub-committees
For more information visit the Jerrabomberra Wetlands website.
Plan of Management
Download a copy of the plan below. Printed copies are available from ACT Public Libraries or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Jerrabomberra Wetlands Revegetation
Work has commenced to remove woody weeds and revegetate the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, including the control of willows and blackberries.
The ACT Government has committed $200,000 for the control of willow and woody weeds and follow-up revegetation works within Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve along Jerrabomberra Creek. This is a continuation of work previously undertaken further upstream along Jerrabomberra Creek.
Blackberries and willow species are weeds of national significance and have a detrimental environmental impact on the Jerrabomberra Wetlands by smothering other plant species and changing the natural balance of resources for wildlife in the area.
A vast majority of plants growing along the Jerrabomberra Creek shoreline are declared pest plant species in the ACT. Currently the views of the river are obscured by these woody weeds.
Following removal of weeds, Jerrabomberra Creek will be revegetated using riparian species including native trees to stabilise the shoreline, create habitat, enhance the visual amenity of the area and provide long term biodiversity benefits.
The project has been planned with key stakeholders, such as the Canberra Ornithologists Groups and the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Board of Management, to ensure minimal level of impacts to local habitat. Works are consisted with the Plan of Management for both the wetlands and Lake Burley Griffin.
The area of works will be closed to the public and signage will be erected to alert people to the closure. It is expected that there will be minimal impact to users of the bike path as majority of works is taking place away from the path.
The project site extends along the northern and southern banks of Jerrabomberra Creek downstream from the Silt Trap to Lake Burley Griffin. Works will be ongoing until mid-2015.
The Jerrabomberra Creek weed removal and revegetation project will maximise the habitat value of the shoreline area and develop a more natural bushland setting in Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve.
For more information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.
Frequently asked questions (PDF 39KB)
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More information and feedback
A community-based Jerrabomberra Wetlands Management Committee has been established under the Capital Woodland and Wetlands Conservation Trust to help manage and develop the Reserve. Visit the Jerrabomberra Wetlands website to find out more.
For more information or to provide feedback, contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or complete an online feedback form.