Grevillea Park (Section 33, Barton)

The Site

Grevillea Park is located on the northern foreshore of the East Basin of Lake Burley Griffin approximately three kilometres from Canberra City and Parliament House. It is accessed from Morshead Drive and Parkes Way and is linked to other areas around the lake via a pedestrian/cycle path network.

The area is a popular location for people who like to take advantage of some of the great things Lake Burley Griffin has to offer including fishing, rowing and kayaking.  

It has good access to facilities like walking and bike paths, a boat ramp and parking.

With its location at the eastern end of the Lake and opposite the superb Jerrabomberra Wetlands Nature Reserve, it’s also a popular starting point for people who like to enjoy the many beautiful places around the edge of the lake.

The nearby Boat House by the Lake restaurant is also popular location.

For more information about Grevillea Park including park history, facilities and activities, visit the Parks and Reserves website.

Current Projects

The ACT Government has worked closely with the National Capital Authority (NCA), lake user groups, members of the community and local stakeholders.

The ACT Government is upgrading the facilities at Grevillea Park to provide opportunities for more water-based recreation groups to use the area.

The upgrade will include the construction of a new, modern, specially designed and constructed rowing shed for Capital Lakes Rowing Club. The shed will allow the club to continue its activities when it moves from the Kingston Foreshore.

The facility will be single storey and contained within Block 26. The design and construction of the new rowing shed and any future buildings will be sympathetic to the area and complement the lake environment.

It will also include additional parking and a design that provides convenient and good public access to the lake.

Services will be installed for three adjacent, blocks which will allow for additional water-based groups to construct facilities in future.

Temporary road closure

Temporary road closure - Menindee Drive will be closed between the boat ramp and cul-de-sac at the end of the road from early August 2016 to the end of February 2017. During this time existing parking spaces and access to Menindee Drive west of the boat ramp will not be available and traffic management will be in place. The road closure enables access for civil work to start. The work includes the installation of new services like water and electricity, additional car parking on Menindee Drive and a new sewer connection to the sewer main north of Morshead Drive (access to the restaurant and boat ramp will be maintained during these works).

For up-to-date information about road closures visit Transport Canberra and City Services website on Temporary road closures.  

Information about construction timeframes and progress will be updated on this page as it becomes available.

Project background and community engagement

In 2010, the ACT Government commissioned a review into recreational facilities around Lake Burley Griffin.  The review found that existing water-based recreational hubs along Lake Burley Griffin were close to capacity and that increased demand by a growing Canberra population required additional sites for such activities.

It was determined that additional facilities for rowing, dragon boating and triathlon would enhance recreational use of the lake.

In May 2014, a master plan was prepared for the development of Sections 33, 34 and 35 Barton (Grevillea Park) as a recreational hub, which would inform the selection of sites for water-based recreational activities.

In late 2014 the Land Development Agency (LDA) and Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) asked the community for input into the proposal to locate four water-based recreational facilities at Grevillea Park.

The NCA approved works in December 2015 for the development of the rowing facility for Capital Lakes Rowing Club on Block 26 Section 33. Uses of the remaining three blocks are yet to be determined.

Contact Us

For further information call 6205 0600 or email us by completing the online enquiry form.