Gungahlin Strategic Assessment
The Gungahlin Strategic Assessment was completed to establish a balance of residential, employment and conservation areas within the Gungahlin district.
The focus of the strategic assessment was to assess the impacts from development of the remaining identified greenfield sites in Gungahlin on Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
As part of the Taylor, Jacka, Moncrieff, Throsby, Kenny and Gungahlin Town Centre developments, the following offset areas have been or will be established:
- Throsby North, Throsby East and Kenny Broadacre offset areas. These extend the Goorooyarroo and Mulligans Flat Nature Reserves
- Kinlyside Nature Reserve and offset area
- Kenny Nature Reserve
- Jacka, Taylor and Horse Park North conservation areas.
These offset areas are being established to offset the impact from development on the white box-yellow box-Blakely's red gum grassy woodland and derived native grassland ecological community (box gum grassy woodland), as well as the golden sun moth , striped legless lizard and superb parrot.
The box gum grassy woodland community is listed as a critically endangered ecological community under the EPBC Act and is also listed under the ACT Nature Conservation Act 2014.
- Golden sun moth population and habitat monitoring report 2015 (PDF 9MB) (Word 2MB)
- Breeding ecology of the superb parrot Polytelis swainsonii in northern Canberra: Nest monitoring report 2015 (PDF 1.5MB)
- Breeding ecology of the superb parrot Polytelis swainsonii in northern Canberra: Nest monitoring report 2016 (PDF 875.9KB)