Criteria proposed to the ACT Government for selection of a site
i) Suggested size: between 25 x 25 metres and 100 x 100 metres.
ii) Accessibility to the public by bus service.
iii) In a central area of Canberra – just on the north
side or just on the south side, so as to be readily accessible by people without a car from either side of the city.
|Site C Grevillia Park W of King's Bridge
An area not surrounded by too much traffic,
noise or tall buildings
Water supply available on or near the
Preferably currently not already planted
with trees, but rather, grassland or waste land
vii) Suitable to have a modest-sized gazebo installed on portion of it,
to facilitate meditation and meetings (0-12 people)
May be part of another ‘development’
such as a peace park, botanical reserve or other public project whose objectives would be in harmony with those of the Environment Garden.
The MultiFaith Garden could
include a Peace Pole as a minor feature in the landscape. This could form a focus for developing a network of Peace
Pole gardens in private lands throughout Canberra and the ACT.
The ACT Government has suggested three sites: Eddison Park (Site D) in Woden;
Black Mountain Peninsula; and Grevillia Park (Site C) West of King's Avenue Bridge. This third proposal (Site C) is
already a lmost a Zerescapic Garden with Australian Natives in abundance. Black Mountain peninsula is not serviced by
Public transport. Whichever site is chosen as the final site the sinplicity of including a Peace Pole would provide
a focus for extending a network of such garden Peace Poles throughout Canberra.
|Site D Eddison Park Woden
|A Bolder in a 30m diameter Circle of NSEW stones
Site A in Lennox Garden is not avaialble as the area near the Albert Hall
is being redeveloped. Kings Park has a lovely site about 150m west of the Police memorial. It is
close to transport and has toilets and a BarBQ nearby. A single large boulder could form the focus of
a design in this area but again its availability is yet to be determined.
Although Lennox PArk is not available, the inclusion of a simple Peace Pole
in the Nara Park area would demonstrate solidarity with the Citizens of Nara who donated so generously to the original concept
of a Peace Park. In time this could become the axis of similar Peace Pole Gardens throughout Canberra.
Link to World Peace Pole web site.
IFF ACT is supported by members of Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian
Denominations, Muslim, Sikh, Baha'i, Sathya Sai, Brahma Kumaris, & Sukyo Mahikari communities.