City to the Lake


Winner – Australian Award for Urban Design 2013 – Policies, Programs and Concepts, Large Scale 

The City to the Lake project provides a development framework for an urban extension of the City centre towards Lake Burley Griffin, creating a vibrant urban waterfront that will enhance the public’s access to and use of Commonwealth Park, the lake and major national and regional educational and cultural institutions such as the ANU and National Museum.

The public waterfront will be the centrepiece of a mixed use City precinct along with major new public amenity, infrastructure and cultural attractions for the Capital Region. Overall the project provides for over 1 million square metres of gross floor area for up to 15,000-20,000 new residents located around West Basin, City Hill and along Constitution Avenue.

The expansive waterfront will become the centrepiece of the mixed use city precinct that incorporates major new infrastructure and cultural attractions for the capital region. By coupling coordinated new development with a generous new public realm, the project will transform the role, scale and public appreciation of Canberra’s city centre.