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
TG011WetlandsIsabella  PondUnder construction
LM013WetlandsBetween  Dixon Drive and Cotter Road, HolderReady to start
TG010Rain gardenUpstream  from Upper Stranger PondReady to start
TG012Creek restorationBetween  Corlette Crescent and Charleston Street, MonashReady to start
TG008Rain gardenAthllon Drive between Langdon Avenue and Fincham Crescent, WanniassaIn final design
TG029Rain gardenFadden Pines ReserveIn final design
TG030PondBetween Kett Street and Drakeford Drive, TuggeranongIn final design
UM001Riparian rehabilitationUpstream of the confluence of the Queanbeyan and Molonglo Rivers, Oaks EstateIn final design
UM004Rain gardensAlanbar Street and Kenneth Place, QueanbeyanIn final design
YA016Rain gardenFlood Memorial site near Service Street, CurtinIn final design
YA020PondAthllon Drive, MawsonIn final design
YA001Creek worksYarralumla Creek, Lady Denman Drive, YarralumlaIn final design
YA002Creek worksMcCulloch Street and Cotter Road, CurtinIn final design
WB004WetlandCorner of Ginninderra Drive and Copland Drive, EvattIn final design
WB009WetlandCroke Place, McKellarIn final design
WB010Creek worksTattersalls Crescent, FloreyIn final design
FW012WetlandEyre Street, KingstonIn final design
FW019WetlandBetween Matina Street and Monaro Highway, FyshwickIn final design
FW025WetlandJerrabomberra Creek, FyshwickIn final design
ResearchIn-lakeLake TuggeranongMonitoring underway
ResearchPondWest Belconnen catchment, Lower Molonglo catchment, North CanberraMonitoring 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).