John Gorton Building Carpark Upgrade

Notice of Proposed Works

The National Capital Authority (NCA) is responsible for the management of car parks located on National Land throughout Canberra’s Central National Area.

As part of the introduction of pay parking on National Land the NCA is undertaking a suite of works to upgrade motorist and pedestrian safety to parking areas. Works are being scheduled based on prioritisation assessment.

One of the carparks being upgraded is the John Gorton Building southern carpark. A temporary displacement of some car parking in the surrounding area is anticipated during the proposed works.

John Gorton Building Carpark Upgrade

The John Gorton Building carpark upgrade works (the Works) will primarily affect the main carpark and roadways located between the rear of the building and King George Terrace. The southern end of Dorothy Tangney Place and a small section of the carpark adjacent through to Kings Avenue will also affected.

Key features of the Works include:

  • improved safety and comparable parking capacity for motor vehicles
  • improved motorcycle, bicycle and accessible parking arrangements
  • improved egress to and from the carpark including replacement footpaths and new raised crossings
  • on and off street lighting and drainage improvements
  • replacement carpark surfaces and line marking
  • complementary soft landscaping including replacement trees

Timing of the Works

The Works are tentatively scheduled to commence in September 2015, subsequent to necessary statutory approvals. The John Gorton Building southern carpark is anticipated to be reopened in May 2016.

Temporary Impacts

To minimise impacts, the NCA will arrange for the closure of the carpark and surrounding areas impacted by the Works to be staged.

Capacity has been identified in a number of carparks in the Parliamentary Zone to meet the anticipated maximum car parking displacement. Prior to the works the NCA will issue advice suggesting locations motorists could utilise for alternate parking. The NCA will continuously monitor parking in the area throughout the Works to determine if additional long stay car parking capacity is needed.

Further Details

Cleah Consulting has been engaged by the NCA to project manage the Works. Should you have any queries or comments regarding the proposed works please feel free to contact the following:

Mr Christian Leah
Tel: 0417 409 291