Grevillea Park

The Grevillea Park Master plan identifies four sites for lake based activities and was developed on best-practice urban design and planning principles to provide a vision for Grevillea Park as a recreational hub for community use. The National Capital Authority, which is responsible for managing Lake Burley Griffin, supports the development of water-based recreational facilities at Grevillea Park.

The ACT Government’s 2014/15 Land Release program identifies two Grevillea Park sites as community sites for sport and recreation activities. One site is identified as suitable for the relocation of the Capital Lakes Rowing Club (currently temporarily located on Kingston Section 67 across the lake).

Community engagement

The Land Development Agency (LDA) and Sport and Recreation Services (SRS) acknowledge and thank the community for its interest in the Grevillea Park Master Plan and for providing valuable comments and feedback.

A drop-in information session on Wednesday 19 November 2014 provided an opportunity for stakeholders and the wider community to give feedback on the Master plan. Feedback could also be submitted via post or online until 3 December 2014.

The LDA and SRS undertook a comprehensive analysis of all 20 comments and submissions received during the comment period. In response to the community’s feedback, the LDA will make changes to the master plan where feasible and establish additional controls applicable to future individual developments. The LDA will also communicate relevant issues raised with other ACT Government Directorates responsible for some elements such as the proposed new shared path. The master plan will then be finalised and submitted to the National Capital Authority (NCA) for its consideration and approval.

The summary at the link below outlines the key community considerations and points of interest identified during the community engagement process and the most current information available in relation to these points.

What’s next?

The LDA will liaise with the NCA and ACT Heritage on the requirement, scope and timing of a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for Grevillea Park. Subject to clarification of these matters a CMP will be prepared for the park.

The LDA will finalise the draft Master Plan for submission to the NCA for approval. Subject to this, the LDA will progress the design development and works approval process of a new facility for ACT Sport & Recreation Services that will house the Capital Lakes Rowing Club.

Site background

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 majority of Grevillea Park is currently unleased Territory Land and is currently an asset of the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate (TAMS). The area is designated National Land in the National Capital Plan.

The site is a designated public recreation area, although there is little formal recreational activity. Existing facilities include Clare Holland House, the Boat House by the Lake restaurant and several minor structures including a boat launching facility.

The Grevillea Park Master plan proposes four development sites for water-based recreational uses, each approximately 2,000-2,600min size.

Project background

In 2010, the Government commissioned a review into recreational facilities around Lake Burley Griffin. Prepared by CBRE, 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, on behalf of the Economic Development Directorate, Purdon Associates provided a Master plan 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.

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