York Park re-opened

johnboy 9 May 2011 11

The National Capital Authority has the happy news that the refurbished York Park has been officially re-opened.

The National Capital Authority, on behalf of the Australian Government has upgraded the plantation to include new public access paths, stone walls, and seating.

“This heritage listed site has been transformed into an urban parkland, to be enjoyed by generations to come,” Minister Crean said.

This should at least protect the historic trees, some of them planted by King George VI (newly fashionable thanks to The King’s Speech) from car park proponents.


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I-filed I-filed 6:50 pm 10 May 11

The tree that Georve VI (QEII’s dad) planted is the one on the very corner.

The Traineediplomat The Traineediplomat 4:02 pm 10 May 11

mr reason said :

come on. did king george vi ever go out of fashion?

Bring back Ethelred the Unready…. he could be Ethelred the Unready Undead…

Erg0 Erg0 9:10 am 10 May 11

Richard Bender said :

York Park, as it existed on maps a long time ago, is bounded by State Circle, Kings Avenue, Sydney Avenue and Windsor Walk; DFAT is in York Park. As far as the NCA is concerned, for planning purposes, York Park is bounded by State Circle, Canberra Avenue, National Circuit and the footpath on the East Block side of Kings Avenue. This includes the grassland between DFAT and Hotel Realm, which is signposted as York Park.

Excellent explanation, thanks.

jsm2090 jsm2090 10:05 pm 09 May 11

I have admired these new features as I drive past of a morning, however I doubt PM&C staffers even get to enjoy daylight, let alone take in the new masonry.

mr reason mr reason 8:08 pm 09 May 11

come on. did king george vi ever go out of fashion?

Richard Bender Richard Bender 8:07 pm 09 May 11

York Park, as it existed on maps a long time ago, is bounded by State Circle, Kings Avenue, Sydney Avenue and Windsor Walk; DFAT is in York Park. As far as the NCA is concerned, for planning purposes, York Park is bounded by State Circle, Canberra Avenue, National Circuit and the footpath on the East Block side of Kings Avenue. This includes the grassland between DFAT and Hotel Realm, which is signposted as York Park.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 6:42 pm 09 May 11

Thank you both.

johnboy johnboy 5:33 pm 09 May 11

Holden Caulfield said :

So, someone has to ask… Where is York Park?

Between pmc and parliament house

Erg0 Erg0 5:21 pm 09 May 11

Google Maps says that York Park is the bit of scrubland between DFAT and Hotel Realm, which doesn’t seem right. I assume from the PM&C reference above that it’s actually the long-fenced off bit that sits between that Department and Parliament House?

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 5:05 pm 09 May 11

So, someone has to ask… Where is York Park?

EvanJames EvanJames 1:45 pm 09 May 11

I imagine the staff of PM&C are enjoying the nice precinct to eat their lunch in. And the walls will stop desperate public servants from parking around the Oaks. There’s a longer-term plan to build Windsor Walk properly, linking the Oaks to other bits of that area, which should be nice.

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