Canberrans can have their say on the future of the National Arboretum by completing a short survey on the ACT government’s consultation website, Time to Talk.
The arboretum celebrated its third birthday this year and since its official opening in February 2013, 1.8 million visitors have passed through its gates.
It has become an important part of the city’s identity, with thousands of Canberra families and visitors enjoying the venue on a regular basis.
Given the broad interest in the site, the ACT government is seeking input from the community to help inform future development of the arboretum.
The government has already started discussions with a number of the arboretum’s stakeholders, including foundation members, Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra, staff and volunteers, who are all providing valuable insights on the creation, purpose, function and future of the space.
A number of ideas have already been brought forward to enhance the arboretum, including an interactive smartphone app to help interpret the forests, additional trails and picnic areas in the forests, horse holding yards and even accommodation options.
The government is keen to explore all options to ensure the arboretum continues to be a popular attraction.
To complete the survey visit www.timetotalk.act.gov.au.
The survey will close on Monday 27 June.