The National Capital Authority is celebrating getting the Lake Burley Griffin rowing course re-opened after the floods of 12 months ago:
The course was rebuilt following consultation with stakeholder groups.
“We received valuable feedback from lake users during the design phase of the project. Additional markers were installed at the request of users to enable kayak sprinters to race on the course,” Mr Rake said.
Rowing Australia chief executive officer, Andrew Dee said the new rowing course will be used by Australian rowing representatives.
“Lake Burley Griffin is one of the best rowing training venues in the world. The new course will further enhance the capacity of our athletes and coaches to prepare for next year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Mr Dee said.
Rowing ACT president, David Bagnall said the new course will also host national and local regattas.
“This course is not only our principal training area, but also our regatta venue,” said Mr Bagnall.
“Lake Burley Griffin hosts eight regattas each year, and crews train on the course every day of the year. The new course will provide an even better experience for visiting and local crews,” he said.
The course is 1800m long, with seven lanes marked by buoys. Each buoy is anchored underwater, and connected with longitudinal cables.
The design and construction of the course cost $150,000.