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Thousands of cities around the world have taken up the challenge to self-tax and self-manage their destinies, in the form that is commonly known as a Business Improvement District (BID).
BIDS have been described as ‘a conspicuous illustration of creative thinking at the local level’.
The worlds first BID was the idea of a retailer in Toronto. Frightened that a new underground transit line shopping centre would extinguish business in Bloor West, he asked his council if 400 local properties could tax themselves to raise funds to market the precinct.
By establishing the Canberra City Marketing and Improvements Grant Programme, the ACT Government has created the right environment for a successful BID in the city.
In delivering the Grant Programme, Canberra CBD Limited will only provide services over and above usual government services – services to improve and position the City as an attractive, safe, clean, dynamic, vital, liveable City.