Integration of biodiversity conservation in regional NRM planning: peri-urban case study
Ginninderra Catchment Group
Murrumbidgee Landcare Association
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004
- Integration of biodiversity conservation in regional NRM planning: peri-urban case study (PDF - 51 KB)
About the report
Straddling the northern border between the ACT and NSW, the catchment of Ginninderra Creek covers approximately 32,000 hectares. Canberra is Australia's largest inland city and some residential precincts in the catchment are amongst the fastest developing areas in Australia. The tributaries in the Ginninderra catchment carry approximately one quarter of Canberra's urban runoff into the Murrumbidgee River system. Therefore there is considerable risk of runoff from urban areas negatively impacting on aquatic ecosystems in the Murrumbidgee River system.
The Ginninderra Catchment Group is an umbrella group for a number of active urban and rural groups catchment wide. The goals of the Group are to reduce the impacts of human settlement, restore and maintain natural settings in the urban environment and support the activities of volunteer groups within the catchment.