Lake Burley Griffin foreshore gets new signage

johnboy 17 June 2011 3

simon corbell and lake signage

Simon Corbell has donned a very spiffy scarf to get down to the Lake and launch new signage for the west-basin loop:

Mr Corbell said the new signage was part of a $1.1million initiative to encourage Canberrans and tourists to walk or cycle around our waterways.

“A total of 37 signs have been installed around the 16km west-basin loop as well as four bubblers and 14 seats,” said Mr Corbell.

“Signage includes distances and times to walk and cycle to popular destinations, maps, and details of nearby attractions and heritage sites.

“The lake recreational direction signage project has been in development for approximately 18 months and will see the installation of over 100 signs across the ACT.

“The ACT Government has identified the need for safe walking and cycling access to a number of destinations around Lake Burley Griffin including the National Zoo and Aquarium and the National Arboretum Canberra. Paths to these destinations have been completed as part of these works.

Lakes Tuggeranong and Ginninderra, and Yerrabi Pond are all going to get similar works.


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dpm dpm 9:10 am 18 Jun 11

Taking my ‘negative reply to everything’ hat off from a minute, I personally give these the thumbs up from both a tourist and public health point of view! The signs have good info and the bubblers are great too.
Anything that gets more people out and about is a good thing IMO, but maybe moreso in summer! 🙂

Watson Watson 1:19 am 18 Jun 11

I think they’re a good idea. I know my way around there, but lots of tourists or even the occasional recreational cyclist or walker may not.

Now if they would only make a separate footpath, I’d be totally happy.

helium helium 4:59 pm 17 Jun 11

..mmm a waste of money, if you are on one of those paths don’t you know where you are already (having planned and looked at a paper or online map) ?
Aren’t they a potential cycling hazard as they are nicely placed at shared path intersections ?

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