What’s your vision for Canberra’s city centre?

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 Government is investing $300,000 over 2016-17 to improve Canberra’s city centre. Leading the charge on delivering this objective is the City Activations Unit, established in August 2016 with the task of bringing events and activities to the walkways, places, plazas and lane ways of Canberra’s CBD.

There have been three events in the last 12 months and a couple more that have been sponsored for delivery in future. Together, these and the 30 additional events delivered and sponsored by In The City Canberra (ITCC), are bringing new life and energy to the city, unlike anything seen before.

The good news is, it doesn’t stop there, with the ACT government having collaborated with Canberrans over the last six months to understand where the key pain points are in the city, what can be done to rectify them and what the community would like to see in the city in future.

Here’s what the public had to say:

  • “Provide some solar art installations particularly around activity spots like Garema Place that project warmth after hours in winter.” – MandM (9th June 2017).
  • “Free or cheaper family-orientated events, performances, hands-on activities, landmark’s scavenger hunts, outdoor movies, etc, in the city.” – B. (8th May 2017).
  • “A cleaner, more people-friendly environment (think restaurants and cafes) throughout City Walk, to create an area we can all be proud to show off.” – CamB (1st May 2017).

ITCC looks forward to hearing what the community envisions for the future of Haig Park – click here to read about the initiative and provide your feedback. This is just one exciting initiative we’ll be monitoring in the coming months, with many more to come.

For more information on the City Action Plan initiative, click here.