West Basin temporary road closure

Road access under Commonwealth Avenue Bridge between Henry Rolland Park and Commonwealth Park will be closed on Wednesday 30 May to allow for the installation of glass coverings on the barbeque shelters at Henry Rolland Park.

West Basin boardwalk wins award

The new boardwalk at Henry Rolland Park has won a Civil Contractors Federation Earth Award for the best civil construction project between $5-$10 million in the ACT and surrounding region in 2017/18. The construction of the boardwalk is part of the City Renewal Authority’s upgrade of West Basin.

Contribute to the Precinct Renewal Program

The City Renewal Authority wants your help to create an action plan to help improve our growing city precinct.We want a city precinct that reflects Canberra’s ambition, character and vibrancy – one that attracts people, industry and investment and creates sustainability and opportunity for our community now and into the future.

New round of grants to improve our city centre

Another $150,000 in City Grants is available for projects that will help make the city centre more attractive and active in the second half of 2018. The City Renewal Authority is looking for people and organisations who have a great idea to make the city centre experience better.

New park brings people back to the city centre’s lake edge park

The opening of Henry Rolland Park on Saturday 28 April 2018 was a significant milestone in the transformation of West Basin from a place for cars into a place for people.

Hurly Burley Winter Fair 2018

Hurly Burley Winter Fair, presented by Little Dove Theatre Art with the support of City Renewal Authority via the City Grants program is on Saturday 2 June 2018.Highlighting Canberra’s beauty with a 100% local festival of music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, comedy, food, markets, storytelling and lots more.

A Pocket Park is coming to Braddon

Have you ever wondered what could happen if we created more space for people in our most popular public places? Coming very soon, Canberra’s very own Pocket Park project will create a small, temporary park in one of our favourite places, Lonsdale Street.

City Grants serves 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.


Our City is changing and so are we

Here at the City Renewal Authority we are charged with shaping the growth of the central parts of Canberra. In creating our new brand we have taken our love of this famously well planned city and combined it with our goal to create a vibrant city heart.