Have Your Say on Former Hospital Building at Acton Peninsula

Media Release

15 November 2013

15 November 2013

The National Capital Authority (NCA) invites the community to complete a short online survey about the former Royal Canberra Hospital buildings at Acton Peninsula.

The survey is part of the development of a Heritage Management Plan, which will guide the conservation of Commonwealth Heritage Listed places at Acton Peninsula. It is one of a number of activities currently underway on this project.

In particular, the NCA has an interest in hearing comments about the remaining Acton Peninsula hospital buildings 1, 2 and 15, and their immediate setting.

NCA Acting Chief Executive, Andrew Smith said the survey results will help identify heritage and social values at Acton Peninsula.

'We are trying to gauge if the remaining buildings on Acton Peninsula are important to the community, and if so why,' Mr Smith said.

'The results from this survey will contribute information on community social values in the development of the Heritage Management Plan.

'Anyone who has an interest in, or an association with, the remaining Acton Peninsula hospital buildings 1, 2 and 15 are encouraged to take
part in the survey.

'We hope to hear from people that were former patients, worked in the buildings, live near Acton, use the area for leisure, or had associations with the site before the hospital was built,' he said.

The survey is available on the NCA Consultation website, and only takes about 5 minutes to complete.

The survey closes on Sunday 1 December 2013.