In Saturday’s Panorama magazine, Chris Wallace suggested that Canberra would benefit from a ferry system (as transport as much as a tourist attraction), with ferries every 15 minutes in daylight hours to connect the National Museum, ANU, New Acton, the National Library and Gallery, Kingston Foreshore and Russell Hill.
In light of current debate over Canberra public transport and the need to connect the North and South sides of the Lake, it’s not the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard.
It seems to me potentially a much simpler and cheaper form of transport which may be of more use, particularly if ACTION buses connected at each ferry stop.
The lake certainly is beautiful and if I could connect between some of the stops listed above, probably something I would use.
In my time away from Canberra, I don’t know if this is something that has been raised and chucked as an idea before or whether it has been proven unfeasible.