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Sediment fence to help protect existing flora
Sediment fence to help protect existing flora

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Majura Parkway was completed and approved by the ACT Planning and Land Authority in 2010.

The ACT Government is committed to ensuring that the Majura Parkway project is constructed with minimal impact on the local environment. Much work has been done to maintain high water quality such as the provision of siltation ponds and run-off fencing.

Landscape improvements have been made to enhance the natural environment with the planting of more than 1,800 trees, about 40,000 shrubs and 166,000 tubes of grasses. .

Sedimentation pond to clear water before it is returned to the drainage system
Sedimentation pond to clear water before it is returned to the drainage system

Monitoring of flora and fauna habitats within the road reserve is being undertaken as required by the EIS. For example, the ecological work in the Majura Valley identified habitat sensitivity for the Golden Sun Moth and the Legless Lizard as well as protection measures for a heritage-listed fossil site on Woolshed Creek. Representatives from the Majura Parkway project have worked closely with the Environment Protection Authority to ensure the local and broader environment, including the Molonglo River, is managed and protected effectively.

To view the Majura Parkway EIS and related documents please visit the ACT Government - Environment and Planning website. 

Native trees being planted in the middle section of the Parkway. More than 1800 trees, as well as many more shrubs and grasses have been planted along the alignment.
Native trees being planted in the middle section of the Parkway. More than 1800 trees, as well as many more shrubs and grasses have been planted along the alignment.

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