roaming a section of Reid in Canberra during April 2004 - one of the many years of drought.
Canberra planning has always been for a National Capital - a 'garden city'. This planning delivered a lifestyle based on a constant water suppy - to water the lawns, the gardens, the public spaces. Over the period of the 1990s and into the 21st Century, the Canberra district was subject to an extreme and long drought. Water has now become a precious resource. While we have been trained to think green and garden - the palette for Canberra, if it is to be sustainable, has changed.