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Lake Ginninderra has a shiny new inlet

By Barcham - 15 August 2013 17

Inlet

Hey inlet lovers, have a look at this little number.

Shane Rattenbury just let us know that the revamp to Lake G’s inlet area is all done, and the area is ready to once again be filled with abandoned shopping trolleys, surly drunk teens, and sick looking wild dogs.

It looks quite nice actually.

“The ACT Government invested $4.67 million in works to improve water quality in the lake, as well as the recreational access and amenity at Eastern Valley Way Inlet on the foreshore of Lake Ginninderra,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“The completed upgrade provides continued improvements to the landscaping and promenade areas adjacent to the lake.

“The inlet has been converted into a wetlands system which will help improve Lake Ginninderra’s water quality and provide important habitat for water birds, frogs and tortoises.

“The wetlands feature a series of ponds and shallower sections which are planted with native aquatic plants that help to filter the water before it moves out to the lake.

“A new pedestrian bridge across the inlet has been constructed, improving access and connectivity with the Belconnen Town Centre precinct and John Knight Memorial Park, and new paving has been laid adjacent to the Belconnen Skate Park. New lighting, picnic tables and tree plantings have also been provided to enable a more attractive and active public space.

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17 Responses to
Lake Ginninderra has a shiny new inlet
Aeek 2:57 pm 16 Aug 13

grump said :

it would be nice if the bollards were a safety colour not that crappy rust colour – cant see them

We only need bollards to block paths from the d***head drivers who can’t tell its not a road.
Bollards are at best unnescessary for the intended users.

c_c™ 1:44 pm 16 Aug 13

grump said :

it would be nice if the bollards were a safety colour not that crappy rust colour – cant see them

Should’ve gone to Specsavers.

artuoui 1:14 pm 16 Aug 13

Agreed. Very hard to see at night on a bike.

Well, go and have a look in the daytime then.

Less flippantly, we can’t paint the whole town in hi-viz. Slow down and ride carefully.

Roundhead89 11:55 am 16 Aug 13

neanderthalsis said :

It was finished a good many months ago, they just took their time in taking down the fence.

… and opened during a federal election campaign where The Greens are expected to get creamed.

What a coincidence!

grump 10:21 am 16 Aug 13

During the day, they appear a very different colour to the background and appear to stand out (at least in the above photo). If you are riding at night, the reflectors will reflect the light from your headlight and they will be very obvious.

Have to disagree

tim_c 10:00 am 16 Aug 13

grump said :

by way of explanation, I mean that riding or running towards these their colour tends to blend with the background (either end) and the dark red ‘reflector’ doesn’t! At ground level these are less obvious that the previous versions (Concrete?)

During the day, they appear a very different colour to the background and appear to stand out (at least in the above photo). If you are riding at night, the reflectors will reflect the light from your headlight and they will be very obvious.

Gungahlin Al 9:35 am 16 Aug 13

grump said :

by way of explanation, I mean that riding or running towards these their colour tends to blend with the background (either end) and the dark red ‘reflector’ doesn’t! At ground level these are less obvious that the previous versions (Concrete?)

Agreed. Very hard to see at night on a bike.

neanderthalsis 9:08 am 16 Aug 13

It was finished a good many months ago, they just took their time in taking down the fence.

And I must add that the wooden slats on the bridge are very treacherous at 6:30am when covered in a thick layer of frost. I have considered taking a run up and using at an icy slip & slide as I do my morning lakeside shuffle.

grump 7:54 am 16 Aug 13

by way of explanation, I mean that riding or running towards these their colour tends to blend with the background (either end) and the dark red ‘reflector’ doesn’t! At ground level these are less obvious that the previous versions (Concrete?)

grump 8:58 pm 15 Aug 13

it would be nice if the bollards were a safety colour not that crappy rust colour – cant see them

bundah 5:17 pm 15 Aug 13

abandoned shopping trolleys, surly drunk teens, and sick looking wild dogs

Ha now that’s a picture that has Belco bogan written all over it..

cranky 4:59 pm 15 Aug 13

Belco gets an inlet.

Tuggers gets point to point speed cameras.

Snave81 4:56 pm 15 Aug 13

It’s been finished for many months and was still all fenced off this morning. At least mayor Rattenbury opened something that was finished this time unlike the Barry Drive roadworks.

Rollersk8r 4:18 pm 15 Aug 13

Wow. Only took 47 years.

Did that budget include a giant pool scoop for skimming bottles and garbage off the surface??

Martlark 4:15 pm 15 Aug 13

It’s already filled with thrown away bottles and rubbish from the users of the inlet. Better? Slightly different I guess. They could have filled the inlet up with fountains for the price. Much nicer.

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