Parliament House is situated on Capital Hill just South of Lake Burley
Griffin. It can be seen by its flag raised upon 4 legs towering over
the building, and is a recent extension of Burley Griffin's vision for
Canberra. It was designed by Romaldo Gieurgola, an Italian, and built
in 1988 costing $1.1 billion. In order to preserve the shape of the
hill, on which it is built, it was constructed into the top of the
hill with the roof being grassed over.
The building axis runs from North to East and South to West, and is situated perfectly inline with Old Parliament House, the Australian War Memorial and Mt. Ainslie.
Old Parliament House is situated between Parliament House and Lake
Burley Griffin. Although it was initially built as a temporary
parliament house, government stayed there from 1927 right up until