“In celebration of Canberra’s 100th birthday in 2013, a new self-guided trail will be established taking walkers and cyclists on a journey through urban and nearby rural environments incorporating iconic and lesser-known locations that tell the story of Canberra,” Mr Corbell said.
“This is hoped to provide a high profile recreation asset for local and interstate visitors and to boost nature-based tourism in the region. The trail will be approximately 140 kilometres long taking about seven days to walk or three days to cycle.
“Designed for low intensity users, the trail will start in the Parliamentary Triangle and loop around the ACT through locations including ANZAC Parade and the War Memorial, Lake Burley Griffin, the Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain and Red Hill Reserves, the National Arboretum, Stromlo Forest Park and Mulligans Flat Sanctuary and many more.
“The majority of the trail will make use of existing fire trails, walking tracks and shared paths with approximately 20 kilometres of new trail to be constructed.”
Mr Corbell said community input on the proposed alignment is important to ensure the trail is sustainable in terms of its route, usage and management into the future.
Comments can be sent to TAMSCentenaryTrail@act.gov.au by 16 December 2011.