Queanbeyan River Corridor Plan of Management and Platypus Awareness Conservation Plan
Queanbeyan City Council
About the project
The Queanbeyan City Council will engage a consultant to undertake extensive consultation and develop a new Plan of Management for the Queanbeyan River incorporating a Platypus Awareness and Conservation Plan.
The project will build on available knowledge of the aquatic biota, environmental flows, sedimentation, aquatic plant growth and water supply to develop an integrated master plan for river management for the next 10 years by reviewing past policy and projects in the light of changes in climatic knowledge. The Council aims to be better prepared for integrated assessment and measures for ameliorating impact associated with the urban environment on the river - in particular the Platypus.
This project was completed in September 2012 and resulted in the development of the “Queanbeyan River Riparian Corridor Strategy” and “The Queanbeyan Platypus Awareness and Conservation Strategy 2012”. These two strategies set out significant commitments and actions for Council to improve the care and rehabilitation of the Queanbeyan River Corridor and the platypus and their habitat.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Queanbeyan City Council directly on 02 6285 6000.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.