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.
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.
The Molonglo River Reserve protection makes the development of the Molonglo Valley future urban area difficult. Here is a summary of the Molonglo River Reserve Management Plan from the perspective of cycling.