Project status: Closed

How you had YourSay:

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the upgrades to the laneway connection to Lake Tuggeranong. The upgrades to the town square and the laneway to Lake Tuggeranong have been completed!

Key features of the completed upgrades include:

  • clear views to the lakeshore through the Tuggeranong Square and Laneways
  • new pavement with sufficient space suitable for pedestrians as well as outdoor dining
  • new shade structures
  • 40 large deciduous trees which when matured will provide additional shade;
  • low-level walls with inbuilt seating and
  • an irrigated grassed space near the lakeshore.

In 2017-18 a concept design for the laneway upgrade was prepared in consultation with key community stakeholder representatives including Tuggeranong Community Council.

We consulted with the wider community from September to November 2018 on the concept designs to inform the final designs.

A copy of the consultation report is available here.

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The concept design showed the broad vision for a renewed space that is accessible, safe, useable and inviting; one that re-establishes visual connection to the lake, encourages people to move through easily and safely, as well as stop, enjoy the place and bring more vitality and commercial activity to Tuggeranong Town Centre.

The Laneway project site began at the edge of the Anketell Street road corridor opposite South.Point, and continued through the Town Square, road cross-over at Cowlishaw Street and to the Lake Tuggeranong foreshore; it included the two laneways that connect car parks to the north and south of the Town Square.

The Laneway was originally designed as a civic space in the 1980’s but no longer suited the needs of a growing Tuggeranong Town Centre. It was cluttered, worn, enclosed and uninviting. Views to the lake were obscured by the current tree arrangement and access is difficult.

We used your views to:

The feedback received during consultation informed the final designs which led to the construction phase of upgrades to the town square and the laneway to Lake Tuggeranong.