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Canberra’s pedestrian malls – the glue of the city

Canberra’s CBD is evolving, with surrounding areas like Braddon, New Acton and the ANU campus have having all undergone significant renewal in recent years, having a positive impact on local business through increased foot traffic. With ongoing efforts to revitalise Canberra’s CBD this has not only enhanced the aesthetics of Canberra’s CBD but developed the community’s […]

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Supporting the power of humanity

This week we celebrate National Op Shop Week, which runs right around the country from 27 August to 2 September. This is the sixth year the event has been held to boost the works of Australian Red Cross, St. Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army, to name a few. This year’s charity op […]

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Flashback Friday: TILT Busking Festival in the City

In the City Canberra’s (ITCC’s) Tilt festival – an initiative to find the nation’s best buskers – first ran in the CBD from 12-15 December 2007 across Hobart Place, City Walk, Ainslie Avenue, Petrie Plaza and Garema Place. The event was divided into two ‘Walk-By Acts’ and ‘Circle Shows’, so as to showcase two distinct […]

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Eliminating fear in our parks

Fear is a natural emotion, but it can can prevent us from doing things. Particularly in parks, dark and open spaces are generally characterised with a feeling of ‘unsafeness’ which generally deters people from visiting them leaving them in an ‘underused’ state. However, psychology professor Winnifred Louis says these public spaces can be saved through […]

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Be a part of DESIGN Canberra 2017

DESIGN Canberra is calling for projects that celebrate and promote Canberra as a global city of design. Throughout November 2017, over 100 events, activations, markets, collaborations, artist studios and open homes will be showcased as DESIGN Canberra. Now in its fourth year, the festival is for all interests and ages with most events free of […]

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Bringing Healthy Waterways to the CBD

ACT Healthy Waterways is a joint initiative of the Australian and ACT governments to protect and improve long-term water quality in the ACT. The project aims to reduce the level of nutrients and pollutants entering our lakes and waterways. Here in the CBD the drains and grates run down into Lake Burley Griffin which means […]

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City Renewal Authority to improve the CBD

The ACT Government has announced that as of July 1, a new City Renewal Authority will be established to drive the renewal of Northbourne Avenue, the city center and West Basin. The precise boundaries will be confirmed in the coming weeks, but the Authority’s focus  will run from where Flemington Road intersects with the Federal […]

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