About In The City Canberra

In The City Canberra started after a group of property owners approached the ACT Government with a request to start a business improvement district in the CBD of the nation’s capital.

To fund the new organisation, legislative changes were required so that the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy could be collected. A series of public consultations and media conversations preceded the tendering process for the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Grant, which was funded by the levy. In The City Canberra was the successful grant recipient and business commenced in the 2007/2008 financial year.

The levy is collected from approximately 608 commercial properties by ACT Treasury and is distributed as a grant less a nominal administration fee. All commercial property owners and their agents are potential members of In The City Canberra.

In The City Canberra is a not-for-profit business led by a Board of Directors. Three represent the Property Council of Australia and seven are elected.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of In The City Canberra is held at the In The City Canberra Offices at 22 Akuna Street, City on the third Tuesday in November at 1PM. The process of nominating and voting occurs from September to November.

AGMs are usually followed by a normal board meeting.

A Special General Meeting was held on March 15th 2016. There were insufficient members present to vote on the replacement of the Constitution but the alternative resolution was voted in to increase the number of elected directors to 7. Four casual directors were nominated, and appointed, to fill the four vacant positions. The casual positions were formalised at the 2016 AGM. The directors resumes can be found here.

Information is sent by post to all members and complies with the current Corporations Act. If you are not a member, click here to complete the form.