Mount Taylor car park upgrades to improve safety for the community

Released 09/11/2018

Access to the increasingly popular Mount Taylor Nature Reserve will soon be safer as works got underway this week to create a formalised car park on Sulwood Drive.

“The ACT Government has committed $200,000 to convert part of the verge on Sulwood Drive into a car park, providing safer access for the many visitors to Mount Taylor Nature Reserve,” Director, Roads ACT, Ken Marshall said.

“The increasing popularity of the Nature Reserve has necessitated these upgrades. It’s fantastic to see so many people being active and making use of the Nature Reserve for recreational purposes, however this has consequently seen an increase in the number of cars parking along Sulwood Drive creating safety issues for all road users.”

Works are scheduled to get underway this week and include:

  • a smooth, recycled asphalt surface that manages the erosion and dust caused by the existing dirt surface
  • defined entry and exit points approximately 150 metres away from the Mannheim Street intersection
  • new kerb barriers on the road’s edge to prevent vehicles entering and exiting the car park directly around the Mannheim Street intersection.

The car park will be constructed in two stages so that parking access will be maintained for the duration of construction. Motorists are advised that the speed limit will be reduced to 40km/h during work hours and 60km/h outside of work hours.

“Construction is expected to be completed in early 2019, weather permitting. Please be mindful of the changed traffic arrangements as these works are underway.

“I look forward to seeing these works completed and hope to see more of our community coming and enjoying Mount Taylor Nature Reserve,” Mr Marshall said.

For more information on these upgrades and other projects in the area, visit or contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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