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Unit 5
The Central National Area

Parliamentary Zone Site Study

Setting the scene

The Parliamentary Zone is the city's central national area and contains symbols and structures of the nation's culture, history and aspirations.

The geometric centre of Walter Burley Griffin's original design, the Parliamentary Zone provides the focus for the Seat of Government, cultural institutions and the recreation areas of the capital. It is often the location for events, memorials, protests, parades and the workings of democracy, all of which add meaning to the National Capital and are a source of pride for Australians.

What to do

Key points within your report should cover:

Sites found in the Parliamentary Zone

Be creative

Create a collage of images and textures representing the history, location and function of the site you have chosen to study.