Arup has a long association with Australia’s capital city – it is where our traditional engineering, management and design expertise meets our emerging strengths in policy and economics.
We opened our first Canberra office in 1968 and since that time have been involved in many projects that have shaped not only Canberra’s but also the national landscape. Canberra is synonymous with the Australian Government and our insights have been influential across a range of diverse areas including economics and planning, and resilience, security and risk.
We have a close relationship with the ACT Government and have been involved in many significant projects. These include the design of the first stage of Canberra’s Light Rail network, known as Capital Metro Stage 1, as well as the Master Planning of subsequent stages. We are also a driving force behind the City to the Lake development linking Civic with Lake Burley Griffin. The City to the Lake development will transform Canberra and includes a new Convention Centre, Aquatic Centre and sports stadium. In addition we continue to provide a range of other services including water engineering, transport and sustainability consulting.
Our acousticians worked with ANU Music School to redevelop Llewellyn Hall after extensive storm damage. The Hall is now recognised amongst the best musical venues in Australia for acoustics and is a thriving hub for cultural activities in Canberra.
Further, we worked on the lighting system for Manuka Oval and have provided a number of services for the multi-use and highly sustainable NewActon Nishi and the award winning National Portrait Gallery.
Arup has a renewed focus on the ACT and the national capital region with the re-establishment of a permanent office presence allowing us to offer our fully integrated services directly to the local market.