Group having lunch at the arboretum

23 May 2016

Canberrans are invited to comment on the future of the National Arboretum by completing a short survey.

The Arboretum celebrated its third birthday this year and since its official opening in February 2013, it has seen approximately 1.8 million visitors. It has become an important part of the city’s identity with thousands of Canberra families and visitors enjoying the venue on a regular basis.

Given the broad community interest in the site, the ACT Government is seeking input from the community to help inform future development of the Arboretum.

Discussions are already underway with a number of the Arboretum’s stakeholders including Foundation members, Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra, staff and volunteers who are providing valuable insights on the creation, purpose, function and future of the space.

A number of ideas have already been brought forward to enhance the Arboretum in the past, including an interactive smartphone app to help interpret the forests, additional trails and picnic areas in the forests, horse holding yards and even accommodation options. 

To complete the survey visit The survey will close on Monday 27 June 2016.

All Canberra

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