Bowen Place Crossing
Bowen Place, Parkes
Design and Construction
Temporary Road or Lake Closures
Bowen Place forms part of the popular pedestrian and cyclist route around Lake Burley Griffin's central basin, as well as hosting a busy commuter peak hour road. Bowen Place Crossing (the Crossing) now allows motorists, pedestrians and cyclists simultaneous safe passage through the area at all times.
The design for the Crossing includes a 300 metre long path which passes under Bowen Drive, connecting the Kings Avenue path network directly to the Lake Burley Griffin foreshore path network. Sculptural retaining walls, bridges and complementary landscaping have been designed to enhance the experience for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists moving through the area.
The design for the Crossing was granted Parliamentary Works Approval by both Houses of the Australian Parliament in November 2012. A temporary funding reallocation meant that works did not commence on site until February 2014. The Crossing was officially opened on 4 September 2015 by Senator Zed Seselja, then Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.
Path improvement works have also extended from Bowen Place along the lake foreshore, north-east of the National Gallery of Australia sculpture garden.