Tuggeranong Creek

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Tuggeranong Creek
Partly perennial stream
Name origin: Aboriginal: word meaning "cold plain"[1]
Country Australia
Territory Australian Capital Territory
IBRA South Eastern Highlands
District Tuggeranong
Part of Murrumbidgee River, Murray–Darling basin
Town centre Tuggeranong
Source Tuggeranong Hill
 - location east of Theodore
 - elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) (approx.)
Mouth Confluence with Murrumbidgee River
 - location South of Greenway
 - elevation 570 m (1,870 ft) (approx.)
Reservoirs Isabella Pond, Lake Tuggeranong

Tuggeranong Creek, a partly perennial stream of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Tuggeranong district of Canberra, within the Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

Tuggeranong is derived from the Aboriginal word, meaning "cold plain".[1] The traditional custodians of the land surrounding Tuggeranong Creek are the Aboriginal people of the Ngunnawal tribe.


Tuggeranong Creek rises below Tuggerangong Hill, east of the suburb of Theodore and the Monaro Highway, formed through rural runoff within Monks Pond. The creek flows generally west and north-west, through Theodore, past the playing fields located in Calwell, through Richardson where it passes close to Tuggeranong Homestead, and through Isabella Plains, gathering urban stormwater drainage. Tuggeranong Creek is impounded at Bonython to form Isabella Pond, which is also impounded to form Lake Tuggeranong, a 57.1 hectares (141 acres) man-made artificial lake.[2]

The creek is dammed at Tuggeranong Town Centre along Athlon Drive. Although there is no clear channel, Tuggeranong Creek flows south-west to form confluence with the Murrumbidgee River, south of Greenway.


  1. ^ a b "Tuggeranong Creek". Place name search. Government of the Australian Capital Territory. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carp management objectives and preliminary life history and conceptual models for carp habitat use" (PDF). Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach. p. 6. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°25′37″S 149°6′23″E / 35.42694°S 149.10639°E / -35.42694; 149.10639