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Flashback Friday: Grants In The City

Active streets and shops attract more people. That’s why In The City Canberra (ITCC) have encouraged and promoted creativity with generous grants of money to creatives and entrepreneurs. Some of the results include vibrant laneways, connection to places, and start-up businesses realising their dreams. Last year, our Grants In The City program supported around 30 […]

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Flashback Friday: Street art on Cooyong street

To counter public graffiti, earlier this year the ACT Government called for expressions of interest to paint a mural on the wall above the Cooyong street skatepark. This was just one of a number of projects In The City Canberra (ITCC) has undertaken to improve the CBD and promote Canberra artists. With the business closing […]

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Flashback Friday: Taxi rank security

Since 2010, In The City Canberra (ITCC) have matched the Government’s investment of $50,000 per year to keep Canberra’s Alinga Street taxi rank safe. Thanks to the joint contribution, party-goers on a Friday and Saturday night can rest easy knowing their ride home from the popular taxi rank will be subject to supervision, between the […]

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Flashback Friday: Transforming our city streets

A city without a vibrant centre is a city without a heart; which is why we here at In The City Canberra (ITCC) are thrilled the City Renewal Authority (CRA) will soon assume responsibility for providing our beloved CBD streets with the TLC they deserve. Over the years the pavements, shopfronts and alleyways of Canberra’s […]

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Micro-park, mighty popular with Canberra locals

In October 2016, In The City Canberra (ITCC) and ACT Government sponsored the Backyard Experiment. The community-focussed initiative, designed to enhance the visual aesthetics and bring life to Canberra’s CBD, was delivered by Street Furniture Australia and coincided with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, International conference. The highly popular public initiative occurred at a […]

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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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