Springtime Dreamtime alright? Have Your Say

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 old adage ‘good things come in small packages’ couldn’t be truer than in the case a proposed micro park planned for Canberra city’s Garema Place. The ACT Government initiative designed to make city spaces more inviting will see a collection of colourful, transportable (if not musical) features added to the city’s streets.

While the design of the park is yet to be finalised, the good news is it’s in the publics’ hands thanks to the ACT Government’s community collaboration Your say initiative. Canberrans submitted 14 micro park designs following a callout from Transport and City Services Minister Meegan Fitzharris to members of the local community, encouraging them to don their creative caps.

A government elected jury have shortlisted 6 of the initial 14 submissions, with the public urged to ‘cast their vote’ in the deciding round over which of the 6 will be chosen as the winning design. Some of the proposals feature blue trees, flower chairs, brightly coloured pavers, community piano amphitheatre, and sculpted flower with telescope.

In casting their vote, In the City Canberra (ITCC) CEO Janes Easthope urges members of the community to consider how well their chosen designs will stand the test of time, with the proposed micro park planned to remain in Garema Place until February 2018.

Visit Your Say to view the designs online and cast your vote or pick up/drop off an entry form at the Civic Library. Voting closes TODAY – Wednesday 6 September, with construction of the winning design to commence late October 2017.