Ring fencing Molonglo 3

Molonglo 3 East is in an early stage of planning. Molonglo 3 East is a large fenced paddock. In the Planning Design Framework the ACT Government outlines what it does and does not want, with plenty of space left in the middle. 

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Transport projects in the Molonglo Valley

While the John Gorton Drive Bridge is well known by now, another river crossing has barely been mentioned. Minister Steel’s presentation last night at the Molonglo Valley Community Forum shed a little light on the subject.

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Southwells Crossing: floodplains are wet

We accept that tidal plains are part of the ocean, but not that floodplains are part of the river. we know that anything on the floodplain will be washed away with the next flood. Nomen est omen.

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The next Molonglo River crossing disappears

The Molonglo Valley floods regularly and one of the river level crossings has been washed away – again. This leaves the Molonglo with one less rideable crossing and fully intact cycling path. This might be the first, but it is not likely the last.

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Molonglo River bridge

This bridge over the Molonglo River will be completed by 2024 as the last section of the John Gorton Drive. The interest in the bridge is ongoing (previously discussed here and here), and the story gets better. The adjacent Butters Bridge was finished in 2016 and now closed due to construction works.

The most recent update on the John Gorton Drive Bridge is found here from 12 February 2021.

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Mixed priorities: environment and cycling

Can the construction of direct and fast cycling highways be reconciled with environmental management? Crossing the Molonglo River is not so easy. ACT Environment is blocking the way. What can be done?

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Butters Bridge closure

Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve construction works have closed the Butters Bridge at its north end. Bridge access is possible from the south end (Denman Prospect) just for the view. (Stand 6 February 2021)

More about Namarag Molonglo Special Purpose Reserve found here and here.

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