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Tag Archives: Lake Burley Griffin

Canberra photowalk a hit

By 31 March 2012

Canberra turn-out was great – 30 people in total. Lot’s of pic appearing online now
The two top photographers (Trey Ratcliff and Thomas Hawk, 3 Million follower between them) on G+ both commented on my post just after 7am – the exposure was huge!
This from the Google Photo Community manager Brian Rose (best [...]

Black cockies at LBG this morning

By 31 March 2012

Walking the dogs at LBG this morning, we came across a flock of about 30+ Black Cockatoos. Unfortunately I didn’t get great shots of them, but here’s a few samples.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-tailed_Black_Cockatoo

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Menzies steps out on the lake shore

By 23 March 2012

Perhaps in a sign of how far the Liberal Party has strayed from its founding principals two Labor Governments have combined to erect a bronze statue of Sir Robert Menzies by the shore of the Lake he made happen.
Joy Burch has made the announcement:
Following the 2011 launch by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the [...]

Lake Burley Griffin open for all uses

By 19 March 2012

The National Capital Authority has announced they’re re-opened the lake for all uses:
Although bacteria has returned to a safe level, lake users are advised to be alert to the presence of hazards such as logs and debris which have entered the lake as a result of the flooding. These hazards may be partially or completely [...]

Noisy things on Friday to prepare for Skyfire noisyness on Saturday

By 14 March 2012

Scotty Master has dropped us a line to warn the public that on top of Skyfire on Saturday night there will be some attention getting rehearsals on Friday:
1230h – Squirrel Helicopter Pairs Display rehearsal – Airspace over Central Basin
1250h – Artillery Gun Live Fire rehearsal – Gallipoli Reach
So:
a) Don’t panic
b) Enjoy the show on Friday [...]

Canberra Carp-Out 2012

By 13 March 2012

[ 18 March 2012; ]

Carp Whacking Day this Sunday. What more do you need to know?

Well they’ve got a whole website for you.

LBG still full of Quangers poo

By 9 March 2012

The National Capital Authority has the bad news that the whole of Lake Burley Griffin is off limits due to the effects of flooding on the bowels of Queanbeyan.
Lake Burley Griffin was closed on Thursday 1 March, following the Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant being on bypass operations. The NCA has been advised that bypass operations [...]

New signs for the lakes

By 7 March 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced more signage for Canberra’s lake shores.
This project is part of the ACT Labor Governments long term plan to manage and upgrade urban amenity for the benefit of all Canberrans and maintain our high standard of living,” the Chief Minister said.
“It has been funded as part of a $9.2 million initiative [...]

Scrivener opens. Images of Canberra

By 29 February 2012

Jawm has sent in some great shots of Scrivener Dam dumping out the recent rainfall from Lake Burley Griffin.
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Sunrise over Parliament House. Images of Canberra

By 27 February 2012

Ian H has sent in this marvellous panorama shot taken on Sunday morning of a heliotrope sunrise over Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin.
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The fish in the fountain

By 22 February 2012

Came across an interesting site on a walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The Memorial near the fountain had a rather large fish in it!
My guess is that a fisherman may have caught it and threw it in there as I dont see any other way it could have found its way in there!
[ED - [...]

Lake sunset. Images of Canberra

By 12 February 2012

Martyo watched the sun go down over Lake Burley Griffin yesterday and sent us this piece of gorgeous as a result.
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Stand up paddleboards in Canberra?

By 16 January 2012

Anyone know where I can hire a stand up paddle board in Canberra?
[Photo by Richard]

Weston Park East and East Basin remaining closed

By 30 December 2011

The National Capital Authority has the news that their lake closures remain stubbornly in place:
A high bacteria alert remains in place at Weston Park East and East Basin in Lake Burley Griffin.
The water is closed to primary contact recreation due to microbiological contamination, as exposure to contaminated waters carries and increased risk of adverse health [...]

More lake closures

By 16 December 2011

The National Capital Authority is letting us know they’ve closed East Basin to primary water contact, on top of Weston Park East:
At present the water is closed to primary contact recreation due to microbiological contamination, as exposure to contaminated waters carries and increased risk of adverse health effects.
Primary contact recreation means recreation that involves whole-body [...]

Sea Kings over Canberra in photos

By 15 December 2011

This morning we noted the Navy was farewelling its Sea King Helicopters and 817 Squadron with a fly over Canberra the lake.
Here’s my favourite of the ones we took. But we’ve got a pretty good slideshow of the show.
I note that naval aviators are much more punctual than their air force colleagues, the display starting [...]

Sea King finale over Canberra

By 15 December 2011

The Fleet Air Arm’s 817 squadron is saying farewell today and flying it’s large Sea King Helicopters over Sydney Harbour, Canberra, and their home of Nowra.
Here are the details:
What: Royal Australian Navy Sea King helicopters of 817 Squadron
making their final flight before decommissioning.
When: [...]

HDR magic by the lake. Images of Canberra

By 12 December 2011

Martin took some cracking HDR pictures down by the Lake yesterday afternoon amongst the storms.
For the photo buffs here are the settings:
Nikon D5000 Sigma 10mm
HDR – 3 frames EV1.3 – Photomatix merge
Processed Camera Raw layers in Photoshop to bring back highlights and details in the clouds
One soggy camera

Got an image of Canberra you want to [...]

Low tide on Lake Burley Griffin

By 9 December 2011

Last week the National Capital Authority warned that the flap gates on Scrivener Dam were banjoed and they’d have to undertake expensive works to fix this crucial piece of infrastructure.
Deep in an FAQ they managed to mention that, oh yes, the water level of the lake was going to be going down, and staying there [...]

Who needs colours when you’ve got black? Images of Canberra

By 9 December 2011

Down by Lake Burley Griffin this morning I came across this cormorant sunning himself.
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Swam family. Images of Canberra

By 9 December 2011

Brian took this beautiful shot near the yacht club.
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Algae persists at Weston Park East

By 8 December 2011

The National Capital Authority are warning that the blue-green algae threat in the lake has not abated.
The National Capital Authority (NCA) advises Weston Park East remains closed to primary contact recreation.
The blue-green algae levels and bacteria levels in Weston Park East are at the ‘High Alert Level’.
The water is closed to primary contact [...]

Blue-green algae strikes at Weston Park East

By 1 December 2011

Despite a rather good flushing this week the National Capital Authority brings word that the first blue-green algae outbreak of summer has coincided with the first day of summer.
The blue-green algae levels and bacteria levels in Weston Park East are at the ‘High Alert Level’.
The water is closed to primary contact recreation as exposure [...]

Works on Scrivener Dam

By 1 December 2011

The National Capital Authority has announced their plans to make some major renovations to Scrivener Dam:
The National Capital Authority (NCA) today announced that major engineering works at Scrivener Dam will commence in the new year. It is anticipated the works will cost in the order of $15 to $20 million.
The works involve progressively replacing 120 [...]

Walter Burley Griffin Stadium?

By 1 December 2011

The Canberra Times has a story about a possible new football stadium on the banks of Lake Burley Griffin.
Andrew Barr has said that the government is considering building a convention centre and football stadium, in close proximity to each other, on the lakefront.
I think it would be a great idea to have a stadium on [...]

NCA anticipating floodwaters

By 26 November 2011

The National Capital Authority last night gave notice that they were letting water out of Lake Burley Griffin to cater for anticipated floodwater over coming days.
Lake Burley Griffin will be lowered 200mm overnight in anticipation of increased water inflows over the coming days.
Lake users are urged to exercise additional caution and be aware of [...]

Rowing course opens

By 15 November 2011

The National Capital Authority is celebrating getting the Lake Burley Griffin rowing course re-opened after the floods of 12 months ago:
The course was rebuilt following consultation with stakeholder groups.
“We received valuable feedback from lake users during the design phase of the project. Additional markers were installed at the request of users to enable kayak sprinters [...]

Surf’s up on LBG! Images of Canberra

By 14 November 2011

Brandi dropped this picture in to the Eagle’s Nest this afternoon featuring today’s winds whipping up the brown foam of Lake Burley Griffin.
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Are you a lake jumper?

By 14 November 2011

There’s some media rumblings around jumping into Lake Burley Griffin as a drunken rite of passage.
If it’s something you’ve done we’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Walk A Loop for kids with a disability

By 10 November 2011

[ 2 December 2011; 9:00 pm; 3 December 2011; 8:00 am; ]

This in from the folks at TADACT:

Technical Aid for the Disabled, ACT (TADACT) is excited to announce its first BIG Charity Event “Walk A Loop”. Our bridge to bridge 5km walk is being held at 9pm on Friday 2 December and 8am on Saturday morning 3 December 2011.

We have local identities walking the loop including [...]

Plans out for the Bowen Place underpass

By 8 November 2011

The National Capital Authority is asking for your thoughts on their plans for an underpass at Bowen Place.
Located near Kings Avenue Bridge, the Bowen Place crossing forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin’s central basin. It is also a busy road – especially at peak hour.
Following community and stakeholder [...]

Ice Dragons named ACTsport Team of the Year

By 28 October 2011

The Australian champion dragon boat team and ACTsport Team of the Year, the Ice Dragons, are now recruiting for the coming season. Open Day is from 10.30am to 1.00pm at Lotus Bay in Lake Burley Griffin. More details at www.icedragons.com.au.

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