The Nominator has stated that ‘Lake Burley Griffin is an essential part of what defines Canberra, and an essential component of the Griffin plan for a lake to link and unify the axes and vistas of the plan to the under1ying landform of the place. The lake is a unique and creative aspect of Australia’s most successful urban plan, which is highly valued by communities for its recreational uses and aesthetic qualities. The lake is an outstandingly successful engineering and technical achievement which, underpins the success of its creative and aesthetic qualities.’ Please read the rest of this detailed, thoroughly researched case for supporting this nomination.
Please also Send feedback as to whether you think Lake Burley Griffin should be placed on the Commonwealth Heritage List.
A more meritorious and more secure listing would be for Lake Burley Griffin to be nominated for the National Heritage List. Here’s hoping this might be a step in the right direction.