The National Capital Authority (NCA) manages the Australian Government's continuing interest in the planning, development and enhancement of Canberra as the national capital. Its vision is a national capital which symbolises Australia's heritage, values and aspirations, is internationally recognised, and worthy of pride by Australians.
In managing recreation on Lake Burley Griffin (the Lake) the NCA will maintain and encourage a range of compatible recreation opportunities consistent with the special characteristics and heritage values of Lake Burley Griffin and adjacent lands.
Lake Burley Griffin Recreation Strategies
Here it is, the centre of recreation. A lake that will give completeness to all the scholastic facilities that exist and will exist in this city. A lake that will complete the amenities of life.
Robert Menzies Speech, Opening of Lake Burley Griffin, 17 October 1964
The Lake Burley Griffin Recreation Policy developed by the NCA:
The recreation policy reflects the values and policies of the Lake Burley Griffin and Adjacent Lands Heritage Management Plan 2009 (HMP). The HMP identifies that the Lake possesses outstanding creative, technical and aesthetic heritage values for the nation and outlines a range of values, policies and actions for its future management. For its use and access it stipulates:
Controlling recreational activities on the Lake to minimise noise and disruption to the water surface, avoiding impacts on the shore and shore users and minimising conflicts with other lake users.
Ensuring the Lake is available and accessible for a range of uses:
Th Lake Burley Griffin Recreation Policy is available to download here.
For further information contact the National Capital Authority on (02) 6271 2888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as traditional custodians of the ACT and recognise any other people or families with connection to the lands of the ACT and region.
We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.