|2. Main Avenues and Approach Routes|
Canberra’s main avenues and approach routes have historically been subject to rigorous planning scrutiny and care has been taken to ensure that suitably high standards of development and landscaping have been observed.
A traveller’s first perception of a city’s character is gained upon approach and arrival. When arriving in Canberra it is important that the traveller is immediately aware of the special symbolic and functional significance of the National Capital.
Design policies are concerned with achieving awareness of this special significance through the following:
To create an identifiable approach, which increases in formality as the Central National Area is neared, and which clearly signifies the symbolic and functional roles of the National Capital:
Main avenues and approach routes have also previously been identified as 'Areas of Special National Concern' in a 1964 Cabinet decision subsequently incorporated in the gazetted planning policies for Canberra. It is important that development within the road reservations, including signs and landscaping, continues to be subject to high standards of design and landscaping and continues to recognise the importance of these routes as introductions to the National Capital.
The Main Avenues and Approach Routes include the land within the boundaries of the reservations of the following roads:
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