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Flashback Friday: 2008 cleaning blitz

By 30th June 2008, In The City Canberra (ITCC) was pleased to report its campaign to remove posters from City walls had been successful. In addition to ongoing cleaning, a one-off cleaning blitz was completed on the Sydney and Melbourne buildings, Garema Place and City Walk from the bus interchange to Akuna Street. ITCC CEO […]

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Flashback Friday: Curbing public urination

In March 2013 and again over the 2013/14 Christmas, New Year and Summernats period a rather unusual, but effective initiative came to Canberra’s CBD; portable, public urinals. Inspired by their ongoing quest to keep the city’s laneways cleaner and more usable to the general public, In The City Canberra (ITCC) CEO and initiative sponsor Jane […]

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Crystal rain lights hung high to sparkle the City

Garema Place has been transformed as on-lookers are treated to a unique instalment of crystal rain lights, which currently hang high in the trees. In The City Canberra enjoy ‘beautify-ing’ the City, and with Garema Place as a focal point to the CBD, they have done just that by installing these decorative lights. You can […]

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Flashback Friday: See me rollin (or skatin)

Is there anything more invigorating in life than feeling the wind through your hair? For Canberra community skating enthusiasts, the answer is surely no! Since 2011 In the City Canberra (ITCC) has thrown their support behind the professional and novice skating community by providing them with a means to show off their talents or hone […]

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Safety Matters – In the City Canberra Invests in CCTV

As with any major city, the combination of alcohol, drugs, pubs, clubs and late-night revellers means the propensity for unsafe situations to arise increases. While Canberra’s CBD is no exception, efforts have been made in recent times to address this problem, following calls from the Government and City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy payers to […]

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The #BackyardExperiment results are in

Results are in from the #BackyardExperiment, a pop-up park in Canberra’s Garema Place designed to test the power of simple interventions to attract more people to an underused public space. Street Furniture Australia launched the pop-up park and social study in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the ACT Government and In […]

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Wrap up: the last six months at In The City Canberra

It’s been a busy six months at In The City Canberra! Want to know what we have done with commercial levy payers money in the last six months? Here a few numbers: Committed almost half $1 million to help improve Braddons Lonsdale Street and Eloura Street roundabout (construction is yet to commence) Paying $75,000 half […]

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Farewell to the Before I Die wall

It’s time to say farewell to the Before I Die wall near the redundant big screen in Garema Place. Funded by our Grants In The City program, the wall joined a list of over 1000 walls in over 70 countries and 35 languages. There’s even a Facebook site and Instagram. For three months, it was […]

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Braddon gets a Street Art makeover

Two laneways in Braddon have been given a colourful makeover, as In The City Canberra invest in street art with the assistance of the ACT Government. Three teams of street artists were chosen to help enliven the wall next to Chez Frederic on Lonsdale Street, as well as a wall next to Knightsbridge Penthouse on […]

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