Sites and progress

Keep up to date with the progress of each infrastructure project.

Up to 25 projects will be submitted for development approval. Once notified, each application will be open for public comment for 15 working days and independently assessed by the planning and land authority.

Projects that have been notified include a DA number and a link to the relevant Access Canberra webpage.  Alternatively, you can download the DA Finder app from the Google Play store or the iTunes store for a quick and easy way to conveniently check out Development Applications on your mobile device.

DAs can also be viewed at the Customer Service Centre at 16 Challis Street in Dickson.

Reserve projects are intended to replace priority projects that are not going ahead.  As such, some reserve projects will be submitted for development approval in order to expedite the start of construction should they be required.

Of course, some projects may not progress and will be clearly identified below.

Although a project may be approved for development, construction is not guaranteed. Projects will be “tranched” or prioritised for construction based on a number of factors, including seasonal constraints, the type of infrastructure and construction costs.

We will update this page to indicate the status of each project:

  • In design phase
  • Development Application (DA) notified/comment on DA
  • Not progressing
  • DA approved
  • Under construction
  • Completed


Construction on the first project is expected to commence by April 2017, with more due to start mid-year. Completion of all projects is scheduled for mid 2019.

The order in which projects unfold will be determined once the approvals and procurement phases are complete. The particular requirements of each site will be taken into account, along with seasonal and location constraints. We will also look for opportunities to generate efficiencies by combining work on like or complimentary projects.

Fyshwick catchment

BPP ID Suburb Project Description Status
FW001FyshwickRain garden, Gladstone Street: Two treatment options (a gross pollutant trap and a rain garden) will remove pollutants and sediment from the water before it flows into the Molonglo River, which, in turn, feeds into Lake Burley Griffin.In design phase
FW012KingstonWetland, Eyre Street, adjacent to Jerrabomberra Creek: Water from Jerrabomberra Creek will be diverted to a new wetland before returning to the creek. The existing networks of walking tracks that run through the Jerrabomberra Wetlands have been incorporated into the design.In design phase
FW019NarrabundahWetland and potential stormwater use, Matina Street, south of Mill Creek Oval: A new wetland will take advantage of open space between Matina Street and the Monaro Highway. Low flows from Jerrabomberra Creek will be diverted to the wetland before returning to the waterway, while high flows will bypass the wetland and continue along the existing creekline. The wetland will be a valuable recreational space for the local community.In design phase
FW020SymonstonPond, Jerrabomberra Creek, corner of Hindmarsh Drive and Monaro Highway: The storage capacity of the existing pond will be increased to enable more stormwater to be treated before being returned to the design phase
FW021SymonstonPond adjacent to Jerrabomberra Creek, between Bonshaw Road and Payenda Circuit: The existing pond adjacent to Jerrabomberra Creek (in the open space between Lanyon Drive and Hindmarsh Drive) will be enlarged and connected to the creek. This will increase the storage capacity of the pond and enable more stormwater to be treated before it returns to the design phase
FW025FyshwickChannel reconnection, Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Dairy Road: A channel on Jerrabomberra Creek will be rehabilitated to create a new wetland. This will help improve water quality in the creek and add to the amenity and ecology of what is a highly modified part of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands. In design phase

Lower Molonglo catchment

BPP IDSuburbProject DescriptionStatus
LM001FisherRain garden - near Araluen Street: A rain garden will be established away from the existing playground in a position to avoid impacting existing trees while also maximising the upstream water it captures. Replacing the current grassed area with a rain garden will mean an increase in habitat diversity and an  improved ecosystem  The design accommodates existing on-site acitivites, like dog walking, but also allows for other recreational activities with the addition of features like paths and seating.Reserve project*
LM004AStirlingWetland -  adjacent to Centre for Teaching and Learning, Freemantle Drive: A wetland will be established on the grounds of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Along with additional paths and plants, the wetland will become a great recreational and learning space. Careful design means the wetland will not impact the Stirling District Playing Fields. Reserve project*
LM006RivettRain garden -  between Tristania Street and Streeton Drive: The rain garden will be located to minimize the removal of trees and to avoid being too clse to houses.  The areas potential as a place for recreation will be enhanced and new plants vegetation will encourage habitat diversity.Reserve project*
LM008CHolderWetland -  between Streeton Drive and Weston Creek stormwater channel: The wetland is located within the drainage corridor between Streeton Drive and Weston Creek and will treat the upstream catchment.  It has been designed not only to minimise tree removal  but also impact on the existing archery range to the north.  New and existing paths will be linked to create a walking/cycling circuit Reserve project*
LM010HolderRain garden - near De Graaff Street: The rain garden will be a new feature in the landscape, improving the existing open grassed space and new plantings will encourage greater habitat diversity. Positioned away from the existing playground, it has also been designed to have minimum impact on existing trees.Reserve project*
LM013HolderWetlands – Cotter Road, south of Pearlman Street intersection: Two new wetlands will be established in the open space between Dixon Drive and Cotter Road. Water-loving reeds, grasses and trees will use the nutrients in the stormwater to grow and help remove sediments by reducing the speed of water flows.

Careful and sympathetic design will minimise impact on existing vegetation and paths,  currently used for walking, horse riding and cycling. The area will be extensively landscaped to maintain amenity. The site is expected to be a favorite destination for families, walkers and cyclists.

Lake Tuggeranong catchment

Project IDSuburbProject DescriptionStatus
TG003KambahRain garden and potential stormwater use – Chirnside Circuit:A new rain garden in open space south of the Kambah West District Playing Fields near Drakeford Drive will improve the overall ecology and amenity of the site. The existing cycleway will not be affected but some trees may need to be removed to allow for construction.Approved
TG007BGreenwayRain garden – North of De Little Circuit:A new rain garden will make use of the open space adjacent to Lake Tuggeranong.  The existing pedestrian and cycle access will be retained and greater habitat diversity will improve the ecosystem.Reserve project*
TG008WanniassaRain gardens and potential stormwater use – Athllon Drive between Langdon Avenue and Fincham Crescent:A series of rain gardens will be established adjacent to St Anthony’s Primary School near Athllon Drive. Some of the captured and treated stormwater may be used to irrigate Wanniassa Playing Fields. Approved
TG010Isabella PlainsRain garden – Stranger Pond: A rain garden upstream from Upper Stranger Pond will help remove sediments and nutrients from stormwater.  Depending on conditions, water from the pond could be used to irrigate Isabella Plains Neighbourhood Oval and nearby playing fields. The area will also be landscaped to incorporate vegetation and planting beneath existing trees. Approved
TG011CMonashWetlands, Isabella Pond, Drakeford Dr, Monash: Two wetlands will be constructed on the edge of Isabella Pond in conjunction with the proposed upgrade of the Isabella Weir spillway for flood mitigation purposes. These improvements will help remove nutrients from the stormwater that enters Lake Tuggeranong via the pond.


TG012MonashSwale – Corlette Crescent to Isabella Pond: Part of the concrete channel between Corlette Street, Monash and Isabella Pond will be converted to a swale. Vegetation in the swale will help treat stormwater before it enters the pond and increase the diversity of the area’s natural habitat. The swale will occupy a wider area compared to the current concrete channel. Approved
TG014WanniassaRain garden and potential stormwater use – opposite Viking Park,  McBryde Street: A rain garden will help remove sediment and nutrient from the urban catchment. Greater habitat diversity will improve the ecosystem and the rain garden has been positioned to minimise the removal of existing trees.Reserve project*
TG017GowrieRain garden and potential stormwater use -  Bugden Ave, opposite Kellett Street:  Treated water will flow to two storage tanks buried underneath a rain garden.  This will maximize the filter area of the treatment system and reduce the visual impact of the tanks. Tank overflows could be diverted to an adjacent stormwater pipe and a pump and rising main would be used to irrigate the playing fields. Reserve project*
TG018GowrieRain garden – North of Holy Family Primary School, Weathers Street: The rain garden will be tiered with two elevations which will make use of the slope to minimise excavation.  Some trees will have to be removed but landscaping will improve the ecosystem and biological diversity. Paths and seating will be added and the existing north-south path will be replaced by a boardwalk. Reserve project*
TG023ChisholmRain garden and potential stormwater use – open space between Isabella Drive and Kirkcaldie Circuit: The new rain garden may be combined with an irrigation system so captured and treated stormwater can be used to irrigate Chisholm District playing fields. While some existing trees will need to be removed, the project includes extensive landscaping and new planting.In design phase
TG029FaddenRain gardens - Fadden Pines Reserve: Two rain gardens will improve the open space between Isabella Drive and Coyne Street. The area will also be landscaped to incorporate vegetation and filtering media to remove nutrients and sediment. The design minimises the removal of existing trees and leaves a large landscaped area as a recreational space for the local community. Approved
TG030KambahPond and potential stormwater use – between Kett St and Drakeford Drive: A new pond, in open space near the Burns Club, will capture stormwater that could be used to irrigate the adjacent Kambah East District Playing Fields.  The site will be landscaped to enhance the existing open space. Approved

West Belconnen catchment

BPP IDSuburbProject DescriptionStatus
WB004MelbaWetland -  Corner of Ginninderra Drive and Copland Dr: Low-flow stormwater will be diverted from Ginninderra Creek into a coarse filter and then into a new wetland before it is returned to the creek. High flows will bypass directly into Ginninderra Creek to the south of the wetland. In addition to helping improve water quality in the creek, the wetland will add to the amenity and ecology of the area.Approved
WB008FloreyWetland and potential stormwater use, corner of Krefft Street and Bernard Circuit:Located in open space between St Francis Xavier College and Krefft Street, the new wetland will help improve water quality by slowing stormwater and trapping sediments and nutrients.  Some of the captured and treated stormwater may be used to irrigate the St Francis Xavier College oval.  Landscaping, including understorey planting, will improve the existing open space and provide opportunities for recreation and the enjoyment of nature.


WB009EvattWetland – Croke Place: A new wetland will be constructed in the open space next to Ginninderra Creek near William Webb Drive, immediately downstream of Lake Ginninderra. Flows from residential areas will move through the wetland for treatment., In addition to helping maintain water quality in the creek downstream of the lake, the wetland will add to the amenity and ecology of the area.  Approved
WB010FloreyDrain naturalisation/swale – Tattersalls Crescent: The existing concrete-lined open channel that forms part of the floodway to the east of Page Neighbourhood Oval will be naturalised. Plantings in and beside the channel will slow stormwater run-off and improve water quality and will enhance the environment around existing paths.Approved
WB013Fraser and Halls Creek Wetland -  Between Shakespeare Crescent: Located in Dunlop Grassland, north of Fraser, a new wetland will include a GPT and, together, they will intercept and treat low flow stormwater before it is discharged into Hall Creek. High flows will bypass the wetland and continue along the stormwater network.  The wetland will improve amenity in the Dunlop Grasslands with minimal impact on open space.Reserve project*

Upper Molonglo catchment

BPP IDSuburbProject DescriptionStatus
UM004KarabarRain gardens – Alanbar Street and Kenneth Place: Twin rain gardens - one within a roundabout and the other in open space - will slow run-off, with water-loving plants helping to remove sediments and nutrients. Both areas will be landscaped. The rain garden near Alanbar Street in open space has been designed to avoid the existing mature tree on the north side of the site and the path will be realigned to go around the garden. in design phase
UM015QueanbeyanWetland – Reserve adjacent to Morrisett Street: A new wetland, on the city-side bank of the Queanbeyan River near the low level crossing,  will improve water quality by trapping sediments and nutrients. It will also increase the area’s appeal as a recreational space. The design allows for some open space to be retained for existing activities such as dog design phase

Yarralumla Creek catchment

BPP IDSuburbProject DescriptionStatus
YA001YarralumlaCreek stabilisation – Yarralumla Creek, Lady Denman Drive: The  project will involve stablising and revegetating the banks of Yarralumla Creek where it enters the Molonglo River just downstream of Scrivener Dam.  The lower banks will be landscaped with rock work to prevent ongoing erosion which is a significant problem. The upper banks will be revegetated to improve stability and to filter runoff. In design phase
YA012CurtinRain garden – Reynolds Street: A rain garden in the open space between walking paths in Reynolds Street, Curtin, will enhance the area and increase its appeal as a recreational space for the local community. The site will be landscaped to incorporate vegetation and filtering media to remove nutrients and sediment. No longer being progressed
YA016CurtinRain garden – Flood Memorial site near Service Street: The highly visible open area in the Yarra Glen arterial corridor near Service Street in Curtin will be the site for a new rain garden. The northern section will feature a boardwalk to replace the footpath that runs east-west to a residential area. An existing cycle path will be realigned to go around the garden.The area will be landscaped to incorporate vegetation and filtering media to remove nutrients and sediment from stormwater. Approved
YA020MawsonPond and potential stormwater use – Athllon Drive: A new pond will be constructed opposite Marist College to capture stormwater which may be used for irrigation. The project will include landscaping, like understorey planting, which will improve the existing open space. Approved
YA025MawsonPond and potential stormwater use – Corner of Wilkins and Beasley Street:A new  pond at the Mawson District Playing Fields will enhance the outdoor sports and recreation area and offer the potential to use the water to irrigate the playing surfaces. The area will be landscaped to improve amenity and habitat diversity. The site has been chosen to minimise the removal of existing vegetation.Approved
YA028ChifleyRain garden – Corner of Plunkett St and Childe Place: Stormwater will be diverted from a drainage pit into a new rain garden.  Site landscaping will improve the amenity of the area.Reserve project*

*Reserve projects will go ahead only if any of the priority options are no longer considered viable or unexpected savings are made in completing the priority projects.

Sites not being progressed

  • Reynolds Street, Curtin (YA012) - Taking into account the concerns of residents and the relatively close proximity of the proposed rain garden to homes compared to other projects, this project will not be progressed and a replacement project will be considered.