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New signs for the lakes

johnboy 7 March 2012 24

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced more signage for Canberra’s lake shores.

This project is part of the ACT Labor Governments long term plan to manage and upgrade urban amenity for the benefit of all Canberrans and maintain our high standard of living,” the Chief Minister said.

“It has been funded as part of a $9.2 million initiative in the Capital Works Budget to improve cycling, signage and footpaths and to encourage Canberrans and tourists to walk or cycle around our waterways.

“These lakes offer some great facilities, such as dog off-leash areas and parks and it is hoped that the maps and information included on the signs may encourage people to explore beyond their normal walking and cycling routes,” the Chief Minister said.

The signage includes directions, distances and times to walk and cycle to popular destinations, maps, and details of nearby attractions and heritage sites. A total of 86 permanent signs, 23 seats and six bubblers have been installed as part of the project to date and follows the installation last year of 37 signs, four bubblers and 14 seats around the 16 kilometre west-basin loop of the Lake Burley Griffin circuit.

Seven permanent signs have now been installed around the east-basin loop. Temporary signage has also been installed through the Kingston Foreshore area to guide people through the precinct until the final path alignment along the Harbourside is completed.

“The installation of the central basin loop signs, following approval from the National Capital Authority, will then complete the signage system to provide guidance and inform tourists and locals alike on the many attractions and points of interest around the full 28 Kilometre Lake Burley Griffin circuit,” the Chief Minister said.

“It is hoped that the project will also increase the popularity of Lake Tuggeranong, Lake Ginninderra and Yerrabi Pond which are each located near Town Centres.

No mention of whether “NO TEEPEES” sign will be going up.


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amarooresident3 amarooresident3 12:55 pm 08 Mar 12

Some of these have gone up around Yerrabi pond already. Surprisingly they are quite useful. I especially like the ones that tell you a bit about the heritage of the area. I actually learnt something the other day.

jawm jawm 12:41 pm 08 Mar 12
gazket gazket 11:42 pm 07 Mar 12

how about cleaning out the lakes so they can be used by people instead of us having to go around them.

breda breda 11:09 pm 07 Mar 12

“This project is part of the ACT Labor Governments long term plan to manage and upgrade urban amenity for the benefit of all Canberrans and maintain our high standard of living,” the Chief Minister said.”

Eh? How do more ugly signs ‘maintain our standard of living’?

No sign near a lake has ever maintained anyone’s standard of living, except perhaps the supplier of the sign. They have, however, frequently contributed to uglification and bureaucratic overkill – “Having Fun Prohibited” etc.

Chop71 Chop71 5:41 pm 07 Mar 12

Speedo free zones?

CrocodileGandhi CrocodileGandhi 5:32 pm 07 Mar 12

“It is hoped that the project will also increase the popularity of Lake Tuggeranong…”

That’s an odd way of wording it. I wasn’t aware that the lake was unpopular. Maybe it should change it’s hairstyle and start skateboarding. Then it may be cool enough for the cool kids.

c_c c_c 5:30 pm 07 Mar 12

“Warning: very obvious hazard ahead that if you stupidly choose to ignore will result in a multi-million dollar payday.”

poetix poetix 5:04 pm 07 Mar 12

Sign: This is not a sign

c_c c_c 5:01 pm 07 Mar 12

I sure hope they make these signs (and ffs even temporary signs until the real signs are ready) suitable for people who speak languages other than English. Better make them in both English and Esperanto.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:50 pm 07 Mar 12

astrojax said :

please don’t throw rocks at this sign

Shooting Sign is Prohibited.

dungfungus dungfungus 4:40 pm 07 Mar 12

Swim only between the flags.

dungfungus dungfungus 4:39 pm 07 Mar 12

Peewee Slasher said :

SIGN: “Please do not wave at the sign” “Harmonic disturbance may occur”

Are you mocking me?

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 3:26 pm 07 Mar 12

SIGN: “Please do not wave at the sign” “Harmonic disturbance may occur”

Ben_Dover Ben_Dover 3:25 pm 07 Mar 12

50 metres to next sign.

Sign under construction.

New signs ahead.

For a non English version of this sign, please contact the Chief Ministers Office for a leaflet.

Sign faulty, pass with care.

Did you read the last sign?

Read signs ‘n’ text, U B next.

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 3:25 pm 07 Mar 12

And the sign said “Long haired freaky people, need not apply”

astrojax astrojax 2:59 pm 07 Mar 12

please don’t throw rocks at this sign

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 2:44 pm 07 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

I hope we don’t see these ones:

WARNING: Wet Water

WARNING: Drowing Risk

May Contain Traces of Fish

BUNYIPS next 5 kms

WARNING: Sign ahead

Thumper Thumper 2:29 pm 07 Mar 12

For all you hippies out there…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D59ZWa8ehgI

Thumper Thumper 2:14 pm 07 Mar 12

I just figured they were going to slap a thousand or so LAKE BURLEY GRIFFIN signs.

You know, just in case you forgot.

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