The NCA is currently preparing the Acton Complex Heritage Management Plan and anticipates it will be completed in 2024/2025.
The Acton Complex comprises a range of features including limestone outcrops, buildings, garden areas and trees.
Acton Peninsula Limestone Outcrops is a series of limestone outcrops extending 100 metres along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin on the eastern side of the Acton Peninsula. These small outcrops represent the only limestone outcrops in central Canberra which gave rise to the name ‘The Limestone Plains’.
The buildings are – Acton Peninsula Building 1 – former TB Ward, Acton Peninsula Building 2 – former Isolation Ward, and Acton Peninsula Building 15 – former Medical Superintendent’s Residence.
The three buildings and the outcrops are individually listed in the Commonwealth Heritage List.
The complex has a range of heritage values related to a number of different stories such as its historical associations with early European settlement, with the former Royal Canberra Hospital, and the development of the national capital.
As part of the Acton Peninsula and broader landscape, the complex also has cultural significance for the Aboriginal community.
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), all Commonwealth agencies are required to prepare management plans for Commonwealth Heritage listed and nominated places under their management. The purpose of this management plan is to identify, protect and manage the heritage values of the Acton Complex. This management plan was prepared in accordance with the Commonwealth Heritage management principles and the requirements under the EPBC Act.
This management plan was reviewed by the Australian Heritage Council.
For further information, please contact the NCA on email@example.com or 02 6271 2888.