The Centenary Trail is a 145km walking and cycle touring loop trail through urban and rural areas of Canberra, from the northern ACT border to Tuggeranong Town Centre. Created to celebrate the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the trail provides access through major open spaces around Canberra including areas previously closed to the public. The project began as a community idea and was developed over several years by the client. We worked with the client alongside planning, environmental and graphic design consultants and Makin Trax to turn this from a bold idea into built form.
Our work focused on the new trail sections needed to connect the existing northern trail sections, from the Australian War Memorial heading anti-clockwise to Gold Creek in Gungahlin. A non-vehicular access campground, pedestrian bridges and lookouts were included along with stock fencing and grids. We also engaged with rural landowners, developed a signage strategy and provided all the GIS mapping for the project. The project received the 2016 AILA ACT Award of Excellence for Cultural Design.