[UNTITLED DESCRIPTION OF A COMPETITION PLAN FOR CANBERRA AUSTRALIA]
Typescript in the Australian Archives, ACT, Series CP487/6/1, Item 1.No photograph or drawing of the plan has been located.This scheme proposes to fill in the two Alluvial flats on the North side of the Molongo [sic] River: one on the East side and the other on the West side of the proposed Railway. The one on the West side extending close to the foot of Black Mountain. Thus, Black Mountain will supply the filling for the purpose close at hand.
The water course in this valley could be diverted by a Masonry Tunnel under the hill near "Sullivan" as shown.
The top level of the filling in should be about 1850 feet above datum corresponding to that level shown on the contour map.
The Northern bank of the Molongo [sic] River would consists of a grass slope from the Avenues--to near the edge of the water, below which it would be built of rubble masonry in hydraulic cement at a batter of 3 to 1.
The corners of the Streets are made concave to meet the modern requirements of safety for the rapid movements of Motor Car traffic.
The width of the streets and avenues have been shown on plan of double the scale of the Drawing for the purpose of better delineation which when reduced to their normal width will make the adjoining building blocks correspondingly wider especially adjoining the Avenues. The Streets are spaced apart at twenty to a mile and the avenues are spaced one quarter of a mile apart each way.
The drains for the disposal of Storm Water are shown on the Contour Map.
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