Page 2107 - Week 07 - Tuesday, 2 August 2016

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There are nine priority projects for the Tuggeranong catchment. We will see the construction of a new rain garden and potential stormwater use project for Chirnside Circuit in Kambah. We will see a new swale, pond and rain garden project on Athllon Drive between Langdon Avenue and Fincham Crescent in Wanniassa. There will be a new rain garden for the Stranger Pond at Isabella Plains and a constructed wetland at Isabella Pond on Drakeford Drive near Monash. There will be a swale constructed at Corlette Crescent in Monash to link to the Isabella Pond. There will be a new rain garden and potential stormwater use project in some open space between Isabella Drive and Kirkcaldie Circuit in Chisholm. There will be new rain gardens in the Fadden pines reserve, a new pond between Kett Street and Drakeford Drive in Kambah and there will also be an in-lake research project to monitor the performance of these projects and the quality of water in Lake Tuggeranong in Lake Tuggeranong itself.

These are very important projects that are going to improve water quality in the Tuggeranong catchment. (Time expired.)

MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Hinder.

MR HINDER: Minister, can you outline some of the projects that will be undertaken in the other catchments, particularly in the great electorate of Ginninderra?

MR CORBELL: I thank Mr Hinder for his supplementary. Yes, there will be a range of other projects in other locations across the city.

It is worth highlighting that there will be a new wetland constructed in Fyshwick, for example, which will be established next to Jerrabomberra Creek near Eyre Street in Kingston, which will improve the quality of water that runs through the Jerrabomberra wetlands, which is, of course, a very important nature reserve area.

There will be a new project for lower Molonglo, with two new wetlands to be constructed in the open space between Dixon Drive and Cotter Road adjacent to the suburb of Holder. This is going to assist in improving water quality run-off as water enters the lower Molonglo through the near Molonglo development.

In west Belconnen, in the electorate of Ginninderra, there will be a new wetland at Croke Place in McKellar. This project will see the construction of that wetland in open space next to Ginninderra Creek near William Webb Drive. This is immediately downstream of Lake Ginninderra. Low flows from the creek there will be diverted to the wetland for treatment; high flows will be diverted around the wetland and continue through the creek. We expect that this project will improve water quality in the creek and that the wetland will also add to the amenity and provide further habitat for greater biodiversity in the area.

I also mention a very important project for Yarralumla Creek, the development of a pond at the Athllon Drive location near Mawson. Yarralumla Creek has a heavily modified creek line as a result of the concrete stormwater channel constructed along that creek line in the 1960s. This will see a new pond constructed opposite Marist College on Athllon Drive. (Time expired.)

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