Lake Burley Griffin and Foreshores
High risk of destruction and devaluation of heritage values
· integral part of design of
· High aesthetic, social, scientific and
historic heritage values
· Important recreation and social
· Significant urban
Lake Burley Griffin is as an essential landscape element of the early design of
Canberra, the centre-piece for the National Capital and forms the immediate background of the national and parliamentary areas. It is a
historically popular site for picnics, recreation and as a water-sport venue.
Inappropriate use and development, including strong pressure to allow a pedestrian/cycle bridge over West Basin which could be a precedent for
further encroachment, and subsequent loss of heritage values.
Desired Outcome / Vision:
No development that impacts on heritage and visual significance of the Lake and shoreline until a comprehensive management plan covering entire
foreshores and which considers assessed heritage values is fully developed.
Fate / Outcome: