TAMS have released their plan of management for the Jerrabomberra Wetlands.
The plan takes into account public expectations, new and proposed land uses on adjacent lands and waters, the need to maintain and enhance environmental quality, and statutory requirements relevant to the management of the reserve. Of major significance is urban redevelopment west and south of Jerrabomberra Creek: the Kingston Foreshore Development and the proposed East Lake Urban Renewal area (herein referred to also as ‘East Lake’). The plan considers the potential effects on the reserve of this redevelopment, such as increased recreational use and habitat disturbance. It also considers the potential to create a parkland landscape between the reserve and the redevelopment that complements the values of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands and provides an appropriate buffer zone. Creation of such an interface is one of the important issues in relation to the developments that cannot be resolved in this management plan, but will be key considerations for land use planning over the next few years.
We now await the verdict of the twitchers.