Sites and progress

Construction of the first ACT Healthy Waterways project—two new wetlands at Isabella Pond in Tuggeranong—started in March 2017. The project is on budget and on time for completion in November 2018.

More projects will be rolled out in packages starting in November 2017. All projects must be complete by June 2019.

The current selection of 21 priority projects (see table below)—including the wetlands at Isabella Pond and two research projects—are the result of extensive planning and design work as well as consultation with industry and community representatives.

As detailed designs are finalised for each package and construction scheduled, the local community around each project will be notified and information will appear on this website.

It’s important to note that the current list of priority projects is not final and may change as a result of more extensive investigation during the detailed design phase. Designs for a number of ‘reserve’ projects are being prepared in the event that on-site discoveries or unavoidable delays make one of the priority projects infeasible.

Conversely, cost-savings across the ACT Healthy Waterways project may make it possible to activate a reserve project.

Priority projects
Project IDProjectLocationStatus
TG011 Wetlands Isabella Pond Under construction
LM013 Wetlands Between Dixon Drive and Cotter Road, Holder Under construction
TG010 Rain garden Upstream from Upper Stranger Pond Under construction
TG012 Creek restoration Between Corlette Crescent and Charleston Street, Monash Ready to start
YA016 Rain garden Flood Memorial site near Service Street, Curtin Ready to start
YA020 Pond Athllon Drive, Mawson Ready to start
TG008 Rain garden Athllon Drive between Langdon Avenue and Fincham Crescent, Wanniassa In final design
TG029 Rain garden Fadden Pines Reserve In final design
TG030 Pond Between Kett Street and Drakeford Drive, Tuggeranong In final design
UM001 Riparian rehabilitation Upstream of the confluence of the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers, Oaks Estate In final design
UM004 Rain gardens Alanbar Street and Kenneth Place, Queanbeyan In final design
YA001 Creek works Yarralumla Creek, Lady Denman Drive, Yarralumla In final design
YA002 Creek works McCulloch Street and Cotter Road, Curtin In final design
WB004 Wetland Corner of Ginninderra Drive and Copland Drive, Evatt In final design
WB009 Wetland Croke Place, McKellar In final design
WB010 Creek works Tattersalls Crescent, Florey In final design
FW012 Wetland Eyre Street, Kingston In final design
FW019 Wetland Between Matina Street and Monaro Highway, Fyshwick In final design
FW025 Wetland Jerrabomberra Creek, Fyshwick In final design
Research In-lake Lake Tuggeranong Monitoring underway
Research Pond West Belconnen catchment, Lower Molonglo catchment, North Canberra Monitoring underway

Are there any projects presented for community consultation in 2016 that are not going ahead?

As a result of community feedback and further investigation during detailed design, five projects will not progress:

  • A project close to homes in the Yarralumla Creek catchment will not go ahead because of community concerns (YA012)
  • Three in the Fyshwick catchment and one in Upper Molonglo pose significant risks for bird-strike at Canberra Airport (UM015, FW021, FW020 and FW001).