Where is the Kinlyside offset area?
The Kinlyside offset area (290 hectares) is located across the Kinlyside Nature Reserve and adjoining leased land. The offset area is immediately adjacent to the Casey residential area and is approximately 200 metres north-east of the village of Hall. The offset area is approximately four kilometres from each of the Dunlop, Gungaderra and Mulanggari Nature Reserves.
Halls Creek, which is a tributary of Gooromon Ponds Creek flows from within the offset area. Gooromon Ponds Creek converges downstream with Ginninderra Creek (within the Jarramlee offset area), which flows west to the confluence with the Murrumbidgee River into NSW.
Map: Kinlyside offset area
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What’s so special about Kinlyside?
The offset area forms part of network of remnant patches of box gum grassy woodland that extends from Hall, across northern Gungahlin to the Federal Highway and beyond to the Majura Valley. Combined, these remnants form one of the largest, best connected and most diverse patches of box gum grassy woodland remaining in south-eastern Australia.
Natural values significant under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act:
- White box-yellow box-Blakely’s red gum grassy woodland and derived native grassland ecological community (box gum grassy woodland).
- Golden sun moth (Synemon plana) habitat.
Photo: pink-tailed worm-lizard
Threatened fauna includes:
- Pink-tailed worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella)
- Painted honeyeater (Grantiella picta)
- Scarlet robin (Petroica boodang)
- White-winged triller (Lalage sueurii)
- Varied sittella (Daphoenositta chrysoptera)
- Brown treecreeper (Climacteris picumnus)
- Diamond firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)
- Flame robin (Petroica phoenicea)
- Hooded robin (Melanodryas cucullata)
- Speckled warbler (Chthonicola sagittata)
- Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii)
Threatened flora includes:
- Forest sun orchid (Thelymitra arenaria)
- Pale flax lily (Dianella longifolia)
- Yam daisy (Microseris lanceolata)
- The goldenstar (Hypoxis hygrometrica)
Photo: forest sun orchid
The offset area support sites of cultural (indigenous and historic) heritage including trees where bark and timber were once removed for Aboriginal cultural use and features of nineteenth century landscape use. If are found they must not be disturbed to prevent a breach of the ACT Government Heritage Act 2004. Read more information about heritage.
The long term management aim is to conserve and improve the extent and understorey condition of box gum grassy woodland and the extent and condition of golden sun moth habitat. Management will be in accordance with the offset management plan.
What can I do in this reserve?
The offset area (including the Kinlyside Nature Reserve) will continue to be managed under rural lease and public access will not be permitted.