National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade

Project Type
Asset Renewal
Construction Start Date
18 June 2020
Completion Date
October 2020
Temporary Road or Lake Closures
Yes

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

National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade Current Condition
National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade Proposed