Art Galleries, Progress on the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 1978.
Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: A6180, 17/11/78/9
Role: Advisory Committee to the NCDC
Chaired by the NCDC Commissioner and comprised of six nominated representatives of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Institution of Engineers, Australia and the Royal Australian Planning Institute plus two other members with special knowledge and experience in cultural matters.
Cities and towns, Canberra, "Ethos" Statue in City Square, Australian News and Information Bureau, 1970. Image courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: A1200, L89237
The National Capital Planning Committee first met on 16 April 1958 and replaced the 20-year old National Capital Planning and Development Committee. All major development and planning proposals generated by the NCDC went before the Committee for comment. Over the years, the changing membership of the Committee provided sound advice to the NCDC on all the matters referred to it by the Commission. The Committee played a valuable role in the consideration of the design and development of the National Capital. The Committee was abolished with the introduction of self-government to the Australian Capital Territory in 1989 and the establishment of the National Capital Planning Authority (now the National Capital Authority).
Acknowledgement of Country
Our work is on the land of the Ngunnawal People, Ngunnawal Country. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging.