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Engineering consultants appointed for City to the Lake development

Australasia Press Office
15 July 2014

The ACT Land Development Agency, on behalf of the ACT Government, has appointed Arup as lead consultant for the City to the Lake Estate Development Plan.

The mixed-use development is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects and builds upon the vision of Walter Burley Griffin; to foster the growth and prosperity of Australia’s capital.

This work will include the creation of a new lake front at West Basin, a significant residential development, and a new stadium, convention centre and aquatic centre for the city. Arup has been tasked with design development and delivery of final construction documentation for the first stages of City to the Lake, as well as concept design for the balance of the site.

The City to the Lake is a world class urban waterfront precinct and the most important urban development in the ACT’s history. It will set a benchmark for public realm design not only in Canberra, but nationally and internationally. James O’Reilly, Associate Principal, Arup

The new precinct will increase the connectivity of Canberra to its natural assets, providing sequential redevelopments of the corridor between the city and Lake Burley Griffin.

The initial West Basin lakefront portion will include a new boardwalk with pavilions for restaurants and cafes and a new residential, retail and commercial precinct. These will be linked through an open space network including pedestrian and cycle paths, and rainwater gardens.