Stage two of the West Basin renewal project is underway connecting the City to Lake Burley Griffin

Urban renewal of the city is well and truly underway, creating better places for everyone to enjoy.

The renewal of the West Basin precinct will continue with the ACT Government investing in stage two of the boardwalk and parkland upgrades as part of the upcoming ACT Budget 2017-18.

The continuation of stage two of the West Basin Boardwalk affirms the ACT Government’s commitment to connecting the City and Lake whilst injecting life into the city.

With stage one of the boardwalk complete and work about to begin on the new Point Park, the area is set to become one of the best, if not the best, place for Canberrans to enjoy Lake Burley Griffin close to the city.

Connecting the city to the lake through a high-quality public waterfront is a key government priority and the completion will be one of the first projects for the new City Renewal Authority.

The redevelopment of the boardwalk and the park will allow Canberrans and visitors to better enjoy the area and will improve accessibility around West Basin.

Minister Gentleman said the investment will continue the transformation of West Basin into a vibrant and lively waterfront precinct.

“Community feedback showed that creation of public areas before any building development occurred, was preferred for this area. We listened to this feedback and are continuing to progress the development of public areas in West Basin as a high priority.”

“As you can see today, the first 150 metres of this high-quality pre-cast boardwalk is attractive, durable and will be easy for people of all abilities to access and use.  The 8.1-metre-wide boardwalk accommodates a wide range of users from pedestrians and recreational cyclists through to watercraft users,” Minister Gentleman said.

Work on stage two is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and includes:

  • Completion of the final 500 metres of concrete boardwalk and lake wall.
  • Reclamation of land at the lake’s edge to allow for continuous public access along the waterfront promenade.
  • Construction of two jetties.

The ACT government is committed to making the right investments to renew our city and maintain a strong local economy.