Artist Impression of the NGA Foreshore Promenade and Lighting Upgrade
Construction Start Date
Temporary Road or Lake Closures
Update 1 December 2020
Works at the National Gallery of Australia foreshore have been completed and it is now open for all to enjoy.
Update 21 August 2020
Due to unfavourable weather across the last month and poor ground conditions the NGA Foreshore Upgrade is now programmed to finish mid November, subject to further unforeseen delays.
National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade
The National Capital Authority (NCA) is planning to undertake a public domain upgrade of the foreshore shared path that runs between the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) Sculpture Garden and Lake Burley Griffin. The proposed upgrade is in response to public safety concerns for low lighting levels and a pinch point in the path where the NGA Sculpture Garden walls restrict the path width from 4 meters down to 2.5 metres, creating a blind spot. The NCA is also working closely with the NGA to improve connectivity between the foreshore path and the Sculpture Garden. The works will include new paving, walls, lighting, seating, stairs and planting.
Temporary Path Closure: The shared path that runs between the NGA Sculpture Garden and lake edge will be closed for the duration of the works to ensure public safety is maintained through the construction works. Signage will be provided to direct foreshore path users around the National Gallery of Australia between Bowen Place and Queen Elizabeth Terrace.
NGA Foreshore Upgrade Shared Path Detour Map
NGA Foreshore Upgrade - Current
NGA Foreshore Upgrade - Proposed
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.