Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve and Mulligans Flat Woodlands Sanctuary are two ACT reserves identified for an innovative and community-based approach to management and development. A Conservation Trust was established in 2011 by the then Minister for ACT Territory and Municipal Services (now responsibility rests with the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate) to raise financial support for the Reserves. A Board, the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust (WWT), was appointed to oversee and guide the management of the Reserves which both have sub-committees to guide and support the WWT and ACT Parks and Conservation Service, in managing and developing the areas.
The former Jerrabomberra Wetlands Board of Management prepared the Resources and Values of Jerrabomberra Wetlands (2013) and provided input into a Concept Plan for Jerrabomberra Wetlands which was accepted by the Minister in early 2016. In April 2017, the structure and functions of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Management Sub-Committee (MSC) were altered to become the Jerrabomberra Wetlands Advisory Panel (JWAP). The aim in doing so, was to more appropriately reflect the shift in the sub-committee’s role from direct management to the provision of expert knowledge, visioning, guidance and input to the WWT.