ACT Policing and members of the ACT State Emergency Service will conduct a search on a large area of Mount Ainslie on Saturday and Sunday in relation to a historic missing person case.
The search will predominantly take place in an area on the western and northern sides of Mount Ainslie, roughly bounded by the Australian War Memorial, the suburbs of Ainslie and Hackett and Mount Majura.
Police have made the decision to conduct this search following a reexamination of information. The search will be a concerted effort to locate evidence.
The family of the missing person has been informed that the search is taking place.
Members of the public in the area are likely to see up to 100 people involved in the search on both days of the weekend.
A police spokesman said they will not be making any further comments to maintain the integrity of the investigation.