Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a revised alignment for the much anticipated Centenary Trail:
“The $3.3 million self-guided Centenary Trail will be established as part of the 100th birthday celebrations for Canberra and will take walkers and cyclists on a journey through urban and nearby rural environments showcasing iconic and lesser-known locations that tell the story of Canberra,” the Chief Minister said.
“The ACT Government is pleased with the high level of interest in this project, as reflected in the over 100 submissions that were received from individuals and community groups following a call for community feedback in November last year.
“Community input on the proposed alignment will ensure the trail is sustainable in terms of its route, usage and management into the future. Detailed heritage and ecological surveys will now be undertaken for all the proposed new sections of the trail to assess potential impacts,” the Chief Minister said.
Comments primarily focussed on proposed changes to the alignment to avoid environmentally sensitive areas or to enhance user experience, construction impacts and delivery, and shared use of the trail and the alignment has been revised to reflect the best balance between the issues raised.
Designed for low intensity users (walkers and cyclists), 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, Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain and Red Hill Nature Reserves, the National Arboretum, Stromlo Forest Park, Mulligans Flat Sanctuary and many more. The majority of the trail will make use of existing fire trails, walking tracks and shared paths with approximately 20 kilometres of new trail to be constructed.
I’m gagging to have at it.