Agreement for National Land in West Basin to become ACT Government land

Released 25/03/2020

The ACT Government and the Commonwealth Government have signed an agreement for approximately 2.8 hectares of National Land in Lake Burley Griffin's West Basin to become ACT Government land.

This will allow the City Renewal Authority to continue to implement its vision for a new urban waterfront at West Basin for all Canberrans to enjoy.

The first stage of the project was the creation of Henry Rolland Park and the construction of 150 metres of new boardwalk. It was opened to the public in April 2018 and has already become a popular lakeside destination.

In the next stage the City Renewal Authority will realign the lake edge in line with the Commonwealth’s Griffin Legacy plan and extend the boardwalk a further 500 metres. Two new public jetties will also be built.  The Acton Waterfront project will create more than 5 hectares of high-quality lakeside public spaces that will allow more people to enjoy Lake Burley Griffin. Creating high-quality public spaces and  mixed-use buildings is critical to connecting the city centre to the waterfront. The project will support a more dynamic and modern economy for Canberra.

Stage 2 works are currently scheduled to begin in mid-2020 with a construction period of 2 years.

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