Media Releases

These are recent media releases related to my electorate of Murrumbidgee.

My Ministerial media releases are published in full here.

New Mount Taylor car park completed

January 15, 2019

Access to the popular Mount Taylor Nature Reserve is now safer with the early completion of a new formalised car park on Sulwood Drive in Kambah to improve safety and accessibility.

“Last year I was pleased to announce that the ACT Government had committed $200,000 to convert part of the verge on Sulwood Drive into a formalised car park, providing safer access for the many visitors to Mount Taylor Nature Reserve,” Minister for Roads Chris Steel said.

“The project was completed ahead of schedule and it’s been great to see thousands of runners, walkers and cyclists using the car park to access the Mountain during the summer period.”

The project has delivered:

  • a smooth, recycled asphalt surface that manages the erosion and dust caused by the existing dirt surface;
  • defined entry and exit points approximately 150 metres away from the Mannheim Street intersection; and
  • new kerb barriers on the road’s edge to prevent vehicles entering and exiting the car park directly around the Mannheim Street intersection.

“New signage has been installed and I encourage the community to pay attention and please access the car park and park accordingly.”

There are both parallel parking spots and 90° angle parking spots marked with raised pavement markers. Signage has been installed indicating where and how to park. For safety reasons the community are encouraged not to park alongside Sulwood Drive but instead park on the Mount Taylor side of the car park.

“Thank you to the community for their patience whilst construction was underway and I encourage Canberrans to make use of the park to climb one of our great natural assets,” Minister Steel said. 

The Government will continue to monitor traffic conditions now that the car park is now open.

For more information on these upgrades and other projects in the area, visit or contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.