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Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura)
Update 19 April 2021
The National Capital Authority (NCA) and the Friends of the Grasslands work with the local community in Yarralumla to improve the vegetation and biodiversity outcomes on Stirling Ridge (Gura Bung Dhaura).
The NCA Board and senior staff joined our partners on an early morning walk last week, to learn more about the replanting program currently underway, following the removal of the pine plantation that was reaching end of life and was unsafe.
It was terrific to see so many locals out and about enjoying the bushland, the fresh air and the high blue sky.
Update 29 March 2021
Thank you to all the volunteers who gave up part of their weekend on Saturday to help secure the biodiversity of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura). Greening Australia, Friends of Grasslands and the National Capital Authority thank you for your work in helping to replant an important part of Yarralumla.
Community Planting Day 27 March 2021
The NCA is partnering with Greening Australia and Friends of the Grasslands to re-habilitate an area in Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), Yarralumla.
On Saturday 27 March 2021 between 9:00am and 12:00pm, 350 native shrubs and grasses will be planted to compliment the conservation area of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura).
We are looking for volunteers to help with this important task.
If you are looking for an outdoor activity this Saturday and would like to help in securing the biodiversity of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), please come and join in. Registrations can be taken on site.
Date: Saturday 27 March 2021
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm
Meeting Point: Western side of Stirling Park (Gura Bung Dhaura), near the intersection of Hopetoun Circuit and Fitzgerald Street, Yarralumla
Please wear enclosed shoes and bring your own sun and eye protection and drinking water. Tools will be provided.
Lake Burley Griffin and Scrivener Dam
Update 29 March 2021
Flood operations was stood down at 2.00 am on Saturday morning and we’re well into flood clean up. Most of the large timber has been removed from the lake and stockpiled at Grevillea Park and Lotus Bay for chipping or disposal.
Lake users should still be on guard for any post floods debris.
Image courtesy of ALS
Update 24 March 2021 – Scrivener Dam and Lake Burley Griffin warnings
Please note that due to heavy rains in the region, we have started releasing water through the flood gates at Scrivener Dam. As beautiful as this is to see, please use designated safe viewing areas only but to also be aware to stay away from the exclusion zone below the dam as it is unsafe to be there.
Flows from Googong Dam will continue for several days and we are expecting more rain. We expect to be releasing water through the flood gates for at least the next couple of days.
Although Lake Burley Griffin isn’t currently closed due to the heavy weather, we urge all users to reconsider activities on the lake for the next few days as there are boating hazards.
As always, debris has washed into the lake and there may be logs and debris floating around and collecting at the beaches and shorelines over the coming days. The NCA will monitor for debris and will commence clean up as soon as it is safe to do so.
Sir John McEwen Commemoration
Update 2 March 2021
Please note that there will be maintenance works at this site closing access from 3 March through to approximately 19 March 2021 (weather dependant).
The NCA apologises for any inconvenience.
Update 4 January 2021
The National Capital Authority will be carrying out maintenance and repairs of the playground between Monday 11 January 2021 and Friday 15 January 2021.
The playground will remain open during this time as works will only be carried out early in the morning.
Update 17 December 2020
The Boundless parking extension works have been finalised with 44 new spaces now available to use. Minor landscaping will continue into the new year to finish off the whole project.
Update 13 November 2020
Initial inspection by engineers earlier this year recommended that the flagpole be lifted out of its position and laid flat on the ground for formal inspection. The lift timing was marred by COVID-19 in regards to accessing specialists and specialist equipment.
A heavy hailstorm in January 2020 damaged the flagpole. In early November, engineers identified that the flagpole had significant rot, posing an immediate safety issue to all passers by and the flagpole was felled on the morning of 13 November 2020.
The flagpole was sectioned off into 8 metre sections and is currently being held. Discussions continue with the High Commission of Canada and the National Capital Authority, on behalf of the Commonwealth, in regards to any future replacement and use of any section of the felled flagpole.
The Canadian Flagpole was a significant symbol of friendship between Canada and Australia, and with the sudden felling of the flagpole, both parties are keen to find a suitable alternative, and it may take some time to reach an agreement on this.
Captain Cook Memorial Jet
Update 23 September 2020
The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will be temporarily shut down for 2 days on 6 and 7 October 2020 for maintenance activities.
King Park Improvement Strategy Concept Plan
Alert 23 September 2020
The National Capital Authority (NCA) would appreciate your input into the planning and design of possible improvements to Kings Park.
Click here to find out more about the proposals, view the concept plan and take part in the survey. Consultation Closes 5 pm Friday 16 October 2020.
National Emergency Services Memorial
Alert 17 August 2020
Some panels on the National Emergency Services Memorial will be removed this Wednesday 19 August 2020 to be retreated to correct any discolouration. Panels should be re-installed in about two weeks time.
Lake Burley griffin - Boat permits
Alert 20 July 2020
Power boat permits - The Water Police Power Boat Inspection Report is no longer required as part of your application during this time. Boat permit applicants will instead be required to provide photographic evidence of their safety equipment (including bailing bucket, paddle, torch, fire extinguisher and anchor/rope) as part of their application.
Aspen Island now open
Update 5 June 2020
We’ve been working hard on landscaping Aspen Island for your enjoyment.
Aspen Island is now open - make time to visit and see the newly created accessible grassed area, upgraded walking paths and beach improvements.
Unfortunately, the National Carillon bells are yet to chime due to delays with the experts based in UK and parts slow to arrive due to COVID-19. We hope to have the bells ringing as soon as possible and will be sure to update you on the Carillon’s progress.
Update 18 June 2021
As the administrator of the Australian Government’s pay parking scheme on National Land, parking fees on National Land will increase from Thursday 1 July 2021.
The daily rate will increase by 50 cents to $15.50 per day. This increase is in line with the increases advised in the federal budget 2018-19.
The hourly rate will also increase by 10 cents from the current fee of $3.30 per hour, to $3.40 per hour.
Alert 12 November 2020
As part of our commitment to improved parking services, we are rolling out mobile licence plate recognition technology on the National Estate from early next week.
As always, we recommend that you display your ticket on your dashboard or use the the EasyPark App to pay for your parking time.
For any further information or questions, please contact the parking team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alert 7 October 2020
Announcing the release of a new app for use in National Capital Authority (NCA) car parks only.
This allows you to pay for your parking at any time, saving you from the weather and allowing you to extend your parking time without having to go to your car to display a ticket.
Unsure of where NCA car parks are, have a look here!
EasyPark App will allow you to get full control of your parking session and save time on your daily commute.
- Conveniently start making your parking payment while sitting in your car, no need to go to the parking machine.
- Avoid parking fines by extending the parking session duration remotely from your phone – wherever you are.
- The EasyPark App means you only pay for the time you need, no overpays.
- Use your favourite payment method - credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay. You can also add your corporate credit card to pay for your business parking.
Available for iOS and Android. For more information www.easypark.com.au
Alert 21 September 2020
The National Capital Authority (NCA) will be conducting works to upgrade parking ticket machines on the National Estate from Monday 21 September to Friday 9 October 2020.
The new parking ticket machines will require users to enter licence plate details to obtain a ticket and display on the dashboard, as is current practice. Instructions will also be shown on the new parking machines.
For further enquiries please contact NCA Parking at email@example.com.
Lake Burley Griffin Management
Update 4 November 2020
Step up to Clean up
It’s nearly time for the annual Clean-up Lake Burley Griffin Day event!
On Sunday 15 November 2020 from 9 am to 12 pm, join the NCA and the Canberra community in cleaning up our beloved LBG.