National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade

Project Type
Asset Renewal
Construction Start Date
June 2020
Completion Date
November 2020
Temporary Road or Lake Closures

Update 1 December 2020

Works at the National Gallery of Australia foreshore have been completed and it is now open for all to enjoy.

NGA Foreshore

NGA Foreshore

Update 21 August 2020

Due to unfavourable weather across the last month and poor ground conditions the NGA Foreshore Upgrade is now programmed to finish mid November, subject to further unforeseen delays.

National Gallery of Australia Foreshore Upgrade 

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

NGA Foreshore Upgrade - Current

NGA Foreshore Upgrade - Proposed

Artist Impression of the NGA Foreshore Promenade and Lighting Upgrade