ANDREW Barr says Canberra’s visitor information centre will move to a new home at Regatta Point, providing visitors with new services and experiences overlooking Lake Burley Griffin.
“The relocation of the Canberra Region Visitors Centre to Regatta Point in the first half of next year is an opportunity to reinvigorate the delivery of visitor services for the ACT and Canberra region in one of Canberra’s most iconic locations,” Andrew said.
“In its new home, the visitors centre will be co-located alongside another of our city’s attractions, the National Capital Exhibition, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about Canberra’s history and purpose as the nation’s capital.
“The fit out of the new visitors centre will have a strong digital focus, but still maintain its highly important human touch, with a team of staff and enthusiastic, knowledgeable and dedicated local volunteers. New interactive displays and areas to engage with visitors will create a modern and vibrant hub for visitor information.”
National Capital Authority Chief Executive Malcolm Snow welcomed the co-location of the two visitor service organisations.
“The co-location of the two organisations is a natural fit. The site offers a great opportunity for tourists to gain information about what this wonderful city has to offer and then partake in a tour of the National Capital Exhibition which tells the story of Canberra,” Malcolm said.
“The National Capital Exhibition building is located within the magnificent setting of Commonwealth Park and offers a superb vista over the iconic Lake Burley Griffin. The building with its panoramic views takes in some of the Canberra’s best national attractions, the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and the National Carillon, to name two. We look forward to working with Visit Canberra to provide a memorable visitor experience that is able to showcase Canberra and continue to inform and educate Australians and visitors on the role of Canberra as our nation’s capital.”
Until the move, visitor services will continue to be provided from the current visitor centre location along Northbourne Avenue.