Have Your Say on Surveyors Hut and Surveyors Park Heritage Management Plan

Media Release

11 March 2014

The National Capital Authority invites public comment on a proposed heritage management plan for Surveyors Hut and Surveyors Park in Canberra.

The draft plan proposes conservation policies and implementation strategies which will guide the future management of Surveyors Hut and Surveyors Park located between State and Capital Circles, Capital Hill on the northwest side of the Hill.

Surveyors Hut is the only visible remnant of the Federal Survey Camp from 1910-12 and is important as evidence of the vital work that surveyors carried out in narrowing down the site for the National Capital and in surveying what became the central city area. The hut may also have associations with the Federal Members' Camp of 1909 that was also located in this area.

The Surveyors Hut and Surveyors Park is recognised on the Commonwealth Heritage List. Once approved, the management plan will ensure that it is protected in accordance with its heritage significance.

The key recommendations contained in the draft Heritage Management Plan are that a range of conservation and maintenance of works are conducted, including addressing weeds in the park, replacing deteriorated park furniture, addressing pest activity, and possibly reconstructing elements of the hut structure.

The heritage management plan is available on the NCA's consultation website (www.nationalcapital.gov.au/haveyoursay) or can be viewed at the NCA offices.

A public information session will be held on Tuesday 18 March 2014 at 2pm at the NCA offices. Please RSVP by emailing heritage@natcap.gov.au or calling 6271 2888.

Community feedback is sought via:

Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 11 April 2014.