ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Katy Gallagher, today announced that the consultation period for Canberra’s $3.3 million Centenary Trail project has been extended until Friday 10th February 2012.
“There has been significant interest in the Canberra Centenary Trail which will take walkers and cyclists on a journey through urban and nearby rural environments incorporating iconic and lesser-known locations that tell the story of Canberra,” the Chief Minister said
“Given the amount of interest in the project, and at the request of some stakeholder groups, the ACT Government has decided to extend the consultation period through until Friday 10th February 2012.
“This will allow as many people as possible to have a chance to comment on the proposed alignment of the trail,” the Chief Minister said.
Designed for low intensity users, the trail will start in the Parliamentary Triangle and loop around the ACT through locations including ANZAC Parade and the War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, the Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain and Red Hill Reserves, the National Arboretum, Stromlo Forest Park and Mulligans Flat Sanctuary amongst others.
“The trail is expected to be completed in mid-2013 for Canberra’s 100th year, and will provide a valuable recreation asset for local and interstate visitors and boost nature-based tourism in the region,” the Chief Minister said.
“The trail will be approximately 140 kilometres long taking about seven days to walk or three days to cycle.