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National Capital Development Commission

Parliamentary zone planning and design study.

Canberra, National Capital Development Commission 1980.

Reference: 6048

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Folio. (3)+28+(1)pp, b&w and colour photo text ills and plans throughout. Publisher’s printed pictorial wrappers.

Report on the future development of the Parliamentary Zone in Canberra including the siting of the new Parliament House on Capitol Hill. An architectural competition was held for the Parliament House, but the assessors stressed the need to develop Canberra’s administrative centre in accordance with the planning principles of Walter Burley Griffin, whose designs for The Capitol drawn up in 1918 still exerted much influence.