20 July 2010

Centenary walking trail

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Chief Minister Stanhope has set in motion the planning of a “Centenary Trail”:

“The design study will look into the feasibility and design of a self-guided Centenary Trail which will journey through rural and urban areas of Canberra,” Mr Stanhope said. “Design ideas provided by local community groups will be taken into consideration throughout the study.

“Locals and visitors to Canberra already benefit from a well developed network of walking trails. The study of the proposed Centenary Trail will explore how trails for walkers, off-road cyclists and horse riders can be better linked.

“It is envisaged a Centenary Trail would be an asset to the local community and visitors to Canberra. It could also create a lasting legacy of the Centenary and provide opportunities to experience the history of Canberra throughout the journey.”

Mr Stanhope said the Centenary Trail would incorporate a range of scenic attractions including natural, man made and historic locations.

“Interpretive signs would add to the experience by explaining the relevance of each location to Canberra’s history,” Mr Stanhope said.

Design by CB Richard Ellis is planned to be completed by November 2010 and we look forward to completion and a photo essay.

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Hells_Bells748:56 am 21 Jul 10

Now hold your horses Nathan, you’re being a touch mean to orange pips there.

I think it’s best you got onya bike hey..

Pommy bastard said :

I would prefer it to be horse and cycle free, thanks Stan.

Yes indeed! While we’re at it, let’s also exclude taxis from our roads, prams from our malls, the elderly from our supermarkets and pips from our oranges, since they’re all so inconvenient.

Want to bet it runs horribly close to the ‘existing’ Bicentennial Trail

I would prefer it to be horse and Pommy Bastard free, thanks Stan.

Pommy bastard10:50 am 20 Jul 10

I would prefer it to be horse and cycle free, thanks Stan.

Stanhopeless may have actually come up with a good idea. I would suggest starting with the equestrian trails and then look at meandering through those suburbs with points of interest. There are many lookouts and trig points that will add perspective to the track.

My only problem is calling it a “trail” – isn’t the Aussie term a “track”? And I know that the equestrian “trails” are already in place. It’s the same debate as with Kokoda – is it track or trail? My strong vote goes with track, for both Kokoda and the Centenary Track.

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