Canberra is a magnificent city. The vision of the Walter Burley Griffin plan and the quality of the landscape and central urban spaces are attributes unique to the National Capital. The national public places at the centre of the capital provide the setting for the Parliament and national institutions. Such places are also the setting for the ceremonial and community events that reflect our nation's history, spirit and aspirations.
The National Capital Authority's statutory functions give it the capacity to ensure national assets continue to be created and maintained, are of an appropriate standard, meet expectations of users, support appreciation and understanding of the role of the Capital and our democracy, and enrich the experience of the Capital.
On National Land managed by the Authority for the special purposes of the National Capital, such works include maintenance (to address safety and public amenity), works to enhance or maintain prior Commonwealth investment in national assets (refurbishment of monuments and fountains), core infrastructure and services (roads, parking, pathways and lighting) and development of the landscape setting for new building sites, public parks and places, commemoration and celebration.
The capacity to advocate and initiate works has been essential to the continued development and enhancement of the Capital for all Australians. Please refer to Past and Current Projects.