City upgrades are set to begin

As of 1 January 2018, the management of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy transferred from In The City Canberra to the City Renewal Authority. Views expressed in these articles may not reflect the views of the Authority.

The City Renewal Authority (CRA) is set to start vital upgrades to Canberra city’s London Circuit footpaths.

The $1.1 million upgrade, between East Row and Ainslie Place, is the first stage of a rolling City Centre Renewal Program.

The immediate scope of work will include replacing the existing 50-year-old footpaths, as well as upgrading lighting and street furniture.

Public access to buildings and transport stops will be maintained at all times, with stage one to conclude in July 2018.

The second stage of the program – Akuna Street from London Circuit to City Walk – will begin after completion of stage one. The program will improve pedestrian access and safety, and revitalise some of the ageing public areas in the city centre.