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Australian Capital Territory National Land (Lake) Ordinance

We're updating the laws for the management and use of Lake Burley Griffin, for the areas of the Lake located on National Land, and are now seeking public comment on the draft ordinance.

Why we want your input

Canberra is our nation's capital. This is an opportunity for all Australians and residents to provide their views on the way specific areas of Lake Burley Griffin are accessed, used and managed.

How you can voice your opinion

Read the draft of the Australian Capital Territory National Land (Lakes) Ordinance 2022 and provide a submission by form or email.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submission will support development of the Australian Capital Territory National Land (Lakes) Ordinance 2022.

The Issue

Since self-government was granted to the ACT in 1988, the Commonwealth has continued to manage areas of the capital, known as National Land, under the National Land Ordinance 1989 (the NLO). The NLO will expire and cease to have effect from 1 April 2022.

The Australian Government has drafted new ordinances to replace the NLO, and is calling for public comment on the lakes component of the Australian Capital Territory National Land (Lakes) Ordinance 2022.

Further information on areas of the ACT that are designated as National Land is available on the National Capital Authority website.

The ACT is responsible for the regulation of some areas of Lake Burley Griffin, namely Molonglo Reach and Kingston Harbour, which are located on Territory Land. Only areas of Lake Burley Griffin that is deemed National Land are affected by this ordinance.

All comments received will be published on the department’s website, unless they are provided expressly in confidence or they contain information that is not suitable for publication. For further information or for any enquiries, please contact

Relevant documents


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We invite you to to tell us your views on this topic.

Please include:

  • contact name
  • organisation name, if applicable
  • contact details, including telephone number, postal and email addresses
  • confirmation whether or not your submission can be made public—published—or kept confidential.

All submissions to be made public need to meet the Digital Service Standard for accessibility. Any submission that does not meet this standard may be modified before being made public.

If your submission is to be made public, please ensure you do not include any personal information that you don't want to be published.

If your submission is confidential, please ensure each page of the submission is marked as confidential.

Privacy notice

The department is collecting personal information for the purposes of receiving public comments on Australian Capital Territory National Land (Lakes) Ordinance 2022, in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The department will only use your personal information to contact you regarding your submission and your information will be stored securely.

The department will not disclose any personal information gathered or make available to a third party without your permission. Submission responses will be shared publicly, in the form provided, unless you opt out.

The department's privacy policy contains information regarding complaint handling processes and how to access and/or seek correction of personal information held by the department.  The Privacy Officer can be contacted on (02) 6274 6495.

Please click on the 'Have your say now' button below to upload your submission.

This consultation is closed.

Alternatively please email your submission to


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