The National Capital Authority (NCA) would appreciate your input into the planning and design of possible improvements to Kings Park.
The NCA has prepared a King Park Improvement Strategy Concept Plan with the aim to provide a safer and more user friendly precinct.
With increasing use of the park in recent times for walking, cycling and getting out into nature with family and friends, the NCA thinks there there may be ways to improve everyone’s enjoyment and experience of the park. We are looking in particular at improving parking, new arrangements for vehicular access, improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists and better signage and way finding.
Kings Park today
The NCA encourages you to provide thoughts on the new concepts or make others suggestions on ways to improve the park. A survey is also being conducted as part of the consultation.
It is hoped that throughout this process: ‘Kings Park evolves into a more user friendly precinct, with a focus on the evolution of better pedestrian and shared park users experiences, and an enabler for greater patronage in the park with streamlined and safer parking and traffic management’.
The King Park Improvement Strategy Concept Plan proposes the following main changes:
Close part of Wendouree Drive to motor cars
Convert part of Wendouree Drive to cycle path
Encourages faster cyclists to use the cycle path rather than RG Menzies Walk by introducing circuitous path route interventions at key decision points on paths
Provide a road turnaround near the Carillon with coach and car drop off area and accessible parking
Provide car parking near Blundells Cottage with coach drop off area and accessible parking
Provide car parking near Boundless Playground, Memorials and Carillon
Increase the overall number of car parking in the Park by up to 50 car spaces
Emergency vehicle to central areas of the Park may be accommodated on the cycle path when necessary
Increase tree canopy cover
The proposals provide a pedestrian friendly foreshore and enable cyclists to travel with less obstructions. The NCA is interested in your ideas for improving the park.
Drop in sessions
We are holding a series of on-site ‘Public Drop In’ sessions to talk through the thinking and ideas in the plan:
10am to 2pm – Wednesday 23 September 2020 (tent located near path to bridge to Aspen Island)
10am to 2pm – Sunday 27 September 2020 (tent located near path to bridge to Aspen Island)
9am to 2pm – Monday 28 September 2020 (tent located near the new deck at Boundless Playground)
Kings Park Drop in sessions
Please park in designated car spaces and not on open space.