Project Status: Closed

Weston Park in Yarralumla is one of Canberra’s favourite suburban parks. Projecting into Lake Burley Griffin, its beautiful undulating parklands hold the Yarralumla Wholesale Nursery, Heritage Nursery, Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brasserie, and Yarralumla Play Station.

The park has five un-named minor roads. If there were to be an accident, medical emergency or fire, it could be difficult to describe the location to emergency personnel.

We asked you which theme you preferred for the roads in a poll on this YourSay page that was open between 15 February and 29 March 2021.

Where are the un-named roads?

The roads are scattered through the park. Four are sealed and one is a gravel road. They are numbered 1 to 5 as shown in the map below.

Weston Park aerial diagram showing location of unnamed roads

We asked you which theme you thought would be the best for the five roads in Weston Park

Wayfinding

These names describe the road characteristics or surrounding natural features.

Road 1 - Elm Avenue

English Elms grow on both sides of the road.

Road 2 - Tarcoola Grove

Leads to a carpark close to Tarcoola Reach.

Road 3 - Abelia Lane

Abelia uniflora is the first plant listed in the original Yarralumla Nursery card collection (now online). The lane connects the nursery exit road to Weston Park Road.

Road 4 - Pontoon Place

This road terminates at a carpark close to the beach and swimming area that includes two pontoons.

Road 5 - Yarramundi Close

This road terminates at a carpark that overlooks Yarramundi Reach.

Trees

These names celebrate the beautiful trees growing near the roads and in the park.

Road 1 - Elm Avenue

English Elms grow on both sides of the road.

Road 2 - Cabbage Gum Close

This road passes through one of Charles Weston’s original ring plantings comprised largely of Cabbage Gums.

Road 3 - White Cedar Lane

A small grove of White Cedar trees (also known as Chinaberry trees) has been planted to the south of this lane.

Road 4 - Ribbon Gum Place

Ribbon Gums or Manna Gums are growing close to the road and have distinctive bark which hangs in long ribbons.

Road 5 - Liquidambar Glade

Plantings of Sweet Gum or Liquidambar line the gravel road to the carpark.

Birds

These names celebrate some of the birds that can be seen in and around the park.

Road 1 - Boobook Way

The call of the Southern Boobook, generally rendered as ‘Boobook’ or ‘Mopoke’, can be regularly heard on Canberra summer evenings. It is the smallest and most common owl in Australia.

Road 2 - Chough Court

White-winged Choughs have mostly black plumage, a curved beak, a red eye and a large white wing patch, which can be seen when in flight.

Road 3 - Lapwing Lane

Masked Lapwings are a common sight in Canberra near water, grasslands, golf courses and playing fields.

Road 4 - Frogmouth Road

Tawny Frogmouths are nocturnal birds. During the day, they perch on tree branches, often low down, camouflaged as part of the tree near parks and reserves around the ACT.

Road 5 - Pardalote Place

One of Australia’s smallest birds, Spotted Pardalotes forage high up in Canberra’s eucalypt trees, where they pluck invertebrates, especially psyllids, from the leaves.