Canadian Flagpole coming down

Media Alert

12 November 2020

Please note that as a safety measure, there is a detour in place for all walkers, cyclists and e-scooter users around Regatta Point to facilitate important work on the Canadian Flagpole

The National Capital Authority is currently conducting final inspections on the flagpole with a view to felling it as soon as possible as a matter of public safety.

An exclusion zone is now in place re-routing walkers who normally walk by the Canadian Flagpole on RG Menzies Walk around the lake. The public exhibition at Regatta Point is now closed and worker safety has been assessed at the Regatta Point building compound.

Erected at Regatta Point on 29 August 1957, the single spar Douglas Fir is now 63 years old and measures almost 40 metres high, weighing close to 7 tonnes. For more background and history on the flagpole please go to https://www.nca.gov.au/canadian-flagpole

For more information regarding the length of time that detours will be in place, please continue to check our social medias.

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