National Capital Open Space System report released

A comprehensive review of the National Capital Open Space System (NCOSS) was released in February 2014 by the National Capital Authority (NCA).

The NCOSS creates the landscape setting of Canberra, covering over 70 per cent of the Australian Capital Territory in its jurisdiction, and includes the hills, ridges, bushland and river corridors of which Canberra is renowned. The NCA manages and preserves the NCOSS through the National Capital Plan.

NCA Chair, Shelley Penn said the report will assist the NCA to protect this significant feature of Canberra for future generations.

“The report is the culmination of an extensive research project undertaken in conjunction with the University of Canberra and it represents the first comprehensive examination of the NCOSS since the early 1990s,” Ms Penn said.

The ten recommendations put forward in the report describe ways to establish a framework for future reviews, greater promotion of the NCOSS, and better engage stakeholders in managing the values of the NCOSS.

The expert reference group was chaired by Dr Dianne Firth, former head of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra and a Director of LFA (ACT).

View the NCOSS review report online via the NCA website.

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