The National Capital Authority (NCA) is calling for public comment on the proposal for the third stage of improvements to Kings Park.
This stage of improvements to Kings Park is focused at its eastern end, adjacent Kings Avenue and the National Carillon.
It builds on previous work in Kings Park, improving users’ experience, circulation safety, and public amenity. The primary objective of Stage 3 works is to separate pedestrians from commuter cyclists while reinforcing the closure of Wendouree Drive to vehicular traffic and relocating cars to the park edges to reinvigorate recreational use.
Canberra locals and visitors alike are encouraged to submit feedback on the proposed works.
Scope of Works
Kings Park Improvements Site
Separate pedestrians & cyclists
A new cycleway is defined by closing Wendouree Drive to vehicles and re-purposing as a designed cycleway. This move enables RG Menzies Walk to be a separated pedestrian only pathway.
Provide a conclusion to RG Menzies Walk
An endpoint to RG Menzies Walk is defined through a lookout platform capturing views of the National Carillon. The platform marks an end point to the lakeside path separation of cyclists and pedestrians, as well as providing a pause point for pedestrians to appreciate the Carillon and views towards the National institutions.
Geometry of Kings Park is restored to offer a consistent character and identity across the park. This reconfiguration offers a series of new spaces and connections.
Form new event spaces
Reconfiguration of Kings Park provides a series of new event spaces. These spaces vary in use and scale from the new lakeside lawns to small park plazas.
Provide direct access from Kings Avenue Bridge to Kings Park
A designated cycleway (+ accessibility) ramp provides a direct connection between Kings Park and Kings Avenue. This is also supported by two pedestrian stairway access points.
Expand carpark & exclude vehicles
Wendouree Drive is closed to the public and is only accessible by maintenance and event vehicles. A new carpark is provided from Kings Avenue to offer a collection and entry point to Kings Park.
Watch the Fly Through Video
Public Information Sessions
The NCA invite the public to visit the site and discuss the proposed works during planned public information sessions:
Opposite the National Carillon on Wendouree Drive
Wendouree Drive Information Session Location
Thursday 16 November 2023
11am - 2pm
Friday 17 November 2023
7am - 10am
Saturday 18 November 2023
2pm - 5pm
Sunday 19 November 2023
8am - 11am
How to submit a comment
The proposed works are outlined in the document linked below.
Respondents are encouraged to read through the provided information and submit any comments via email to KingsParkEnquiries@nca.gov.au between 7am Monday 13 November – 5pm Tuesday 28 November 2023.