The community of Burra lies about 25 Kms south of Queanbeyan. It is a small head catchment of the larger Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment, and Burra Creek, a perennial watercourse, drains the catchment. Above its junction with the Queanbeyan River at Googong Reservoir, Burra Creek rises approximately 16 Kms south, in the Tinderry Nature Reserve.
As a consequence of Burra's proximity to Canberra, land use in the locality has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, and the area of Burra, together with the adjacent Urila valley, is now mainly rural residential. Beyond Urila, to the area of the Queanbeyan River , land use still extends to larger holdings engaged in primary production.
Burra Landcare is a small but active group that meets on the fourth Monday evening of each month at the Burra Hall. Its mission is to:
Currently, four Envirofund Grant projects are underway in the community with successful applicants working on erosion control, riparian repair and native plant revegetation.
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