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City-Lake blueprints go on show

The ACT government is opening an exhibition space in Civic where Canberrans can view blueprints for the City-to-the-lake plan.

The ACT government is opening an exhibition space in Civic where Canberrans can view blueprints for the City-to-the-lake plan. Photo: Supplied

The ACT government is embarking on the consultation phase for its City-to-the-Lake plan, opening up an exhibition space in Civic where Canberrans can view the blueprints.

And Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr says it will take a combination of public and private investment to realise its vision of transforming the lake's western basin.

The government's 10 to 15-year plan to develop the area from Anzac Parade to the west basin includes a new stadium, convention centre, apartments, an urban beach and splitting Parkes Way to create a "smart boulevard".

The government yesterday opened an exhibition suite of the plans on Northbourne Avenue as part of its eight-week consultation period for the project.

Mr Barr said the developments would be funded through public and private investment, with "significant investments off the government budget over the coming decade".

The Deputy Chief Minister said the plans sent a clear message about where urban development would occur in Canberra in coming years.

"This plan certainly settles where a large number of people will settle in the ACT over the next decade,'' he said.

"That combined with the public transport corridor associated with the Capital Metro project sends a pretty clear signal around where urban infill is going to occur in Canberra in the future."

The City-to-the-Lake display can be viewed at Suite 1, 72 Northbourne Avenue until May 21.

For information visit www.timetotalk.act.gov.au/time-to-talk-city-to-lake/

4 comments

  • Aside from the design...why do you report the plans/drawings being on blueprints? They became void decades ago with dyeline and ammonia printing machines.

    Commenter
    T
    Date and time
    April 04, 2013, 11:45AM
    • I just love the artists concept of all those people on the wharf um doing nothing, and going nowhere… boy I can’t wait to visit that place once…

      Commenter
      Me Mate Dave
      Location
      CBR
      Date and time
      April 04, 2013, 12:10PM
      • Hey there all you trendy loving Assembly members what I would like before you hoe into this project Mr Barr said will go ahead on a recent TV news report is all North Belconnen area gutters and drains weeded and cleaned, your government owned pieces of land outside my and many other residents homes weeded and or mown, the canberra nature reserve on Kerrigan street burnt off properly or cattle aggisted there, potholes repaired "properly", damaged road signs repaired, graffitied fences and walls cleaned, road accident debris cleaned up, new silly sweeping road markings sensibly realinged, explain what use the new 6 metre cycle path road markings are, "does a cyclist ride his bike 6 metres, get off and carry it to next markings, ride 6 meetings etc etc, reverse angle parking and one way directions at the Charnwood shops carpark and apart from all these essential services refurbish the Canberra International Dragway I as a blue hard working blue collar working resident and ratepayer of the National Capital give my blessing for work to commence on your Utopia.

        Commenter
        MIKE the HAMMER.
        Location
        ACT
        Date and time
        April 04, 2013, 2:24PM
        • All you can see is plenty of apartment blocks dominating the skyline but we are getting used of that in Canberra...

          Commenter
          Cam
          Date and time
          April 04, 2013, 2:35PM
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