Community event to open Henry Rolland Park
Henry Rolland Park at West Basin will be open to the public from Saturday (28 April) and we are throwing a party to celebrate. The event will run from 10am to 4pm and feature free live music, fitness classes, games and children’s activities that take advantage of the new park’s high-quality facilities. Food and drink vendors will be onsite.
Community street party to help shape the future of Dickson centre
A community street party on Friday 27 April in Dickson, with food, drinks, live music and children’s activities will double as an opportunity for the community to help inform a new place making plan for the area.
City Grants serve up sonnets, beats and stitches
Poetry breakfasts, a laneway music festival and a knitting event are just some of the recipients of the first round of City Grants for 2018.The City Renewal Authority has awarded $173,164 in grants to 12 recipients for a variety of projects, from music festivals and knitting events to public art and temporary installations.
Establishing a sense of place in Dickson and Braddon
The City Renewal Authority will soon be asking stakeholders within Dickson and Braddon to help shape the vision for two of Canberra's most rapidly changing precincts. The Dickson group centre and Braddon’s retail and entertainment precinct are home to an increasing residential population through numerous urban renewal projects.
Bringing the city to life
The City Renewal Authority will continue to strengthen vibrancy within the city by creating a City Place Activation Strategy and Plan to guide activation across the precinct for the next few years. This strategy and implementation plan will provide real action, based on best-practice place-making philosophies that adopt a community approach. Place-making in the city is about creating meaningful experiences for the community.
Peak Stuff is coming to Civic Square
Have you noticed the colourful installation, Peak Stuff, which is currently on the Alinga Street footbridge? Now, for one day only, you will be able to feel, play with and see it up close as it moves to Civic Square, in front of the Canberra Theatre on Saturday, 7 April.
Getting home safely thanks to the CBR NightCrew
As the sun falls in the city, the CBR NightCrew sets up for the night ahead. The dedicated team of volunteers is always prepared for a busy night, having helped more than 7,000 people get home safely since beginning their operations in December 2016. .
Approval paves the way for new laneway possibilities
The laneways in the historic Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be reclaimed from bin-dominated waste collection areas into public spaces over the next few months. Development approval was received last week for two architect-designed waste enclosures in each laneway, which will reduce the number of bins from more than 80 to about 12 and place them out of sight.
Jellyfish Bloom adds to city centre's enlighten experiences
Giant jellyfish that response to human interaction are the latest offering as Enlighten expands into the city centre for the first time. Jellyfish Bloom, which features five installations at the Canberra Centre and one in the Parliamentary Zone, allows visitors to start the Enlighten Festival with an up close encounter with giant jellyfish sculptures that flash when they sense human presence.