Mr Stanhope has announced more lipstick for the pig that is Belconnen.
In particular he’s going to try and beautify the stagnant water grave of shopping trolleys to the west of the Belconnen Arts Centre.
As part of the work, the shoreline of the Inlet at Casuarina Park will be reshaped to improve the circulation and quality of the lake water whilst retaining a large number of existing trees.
A new broad and curved lake wall will be constructed to enlarge the area. Behind this wall a grassy bank will transition gently from the water to Emu Bank and the Belconnen Arts Centre to improve access to the foreshore.
The area will be irrigated with lake water and 44 new trees will be planted.
Mr Stanhope said the project was part of a series of ACT Government investments that were transforming the Lake Ginninderra foreshore.
“In addition to the Belconnen Arts Centre, which opened at the foreshore last year, plans are under way for a state-of-the art skate park near the Eastern Valley Way Inlet, a teenage play area at the Western Foreshore District Park and new lighting for the Lake Ginninderra community path.”
Money well spent?