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.