Play equipment, improved lighting and better footpaths for Haig Park

A new plan to make Haig Park a safer, more enjoyable and better used inner city park has been released and the City Renewal Authority wants your opinion on which actions should be implemented first.


Garema Place and City Walk will be filled with things to see, hear, taste and experience from tonight (Friday) as the Wintervention program hits full swing. A winter forest, fire performances, live music, artistic candle installations and inflatable amusements will be in place from tonight to complement the already popular ice skating and sliding activities.

Find out more about the Haig Park Place Plan

This place plan uses a community-led approach to goal setting, renewal and programming. It offers a collection of activations and interventions in the park to encourage an iterative and adaptive programme of change.

Take part in a lantern making workshop

Do you enjoy crafts and being creative? Join in the fun this winter festival and sign up for our free lantern-making workshop. Design and create your very own lanterns to carry around the festival.

Comics, art, design and wine among City Grants winners

A lane-way wine festival, regular lunch-time Zumba classes, and a repurposed iconic ACTION bus used as a mobile art gallery are some of the projects funded through the latest round of City Grants.

Hello Braddon!

Join us for an afternoon to share your big ideas for the future of Braddon. How can we better use public spaces in the area? Your ideas will help to inform a place making plan for public spaces in the area, being co-ordinated by CoDesign Studio for City Renewal Canberra.

High-quality design required for key Northbourne Avenue sites

Two key Northbourne Avenue land-release sites have hit the market and the ACT Government is asking potential buyers to come up with a quality design befitting their high-profile location.A tender process opened today for Braddon and Turner on Northbourne, a combined 39,000 square metres of prime mixed-use land linking the city centre with the inner north.

Experienced team to deliver plan for Civic, Arts and Cultural Precinct

The team behind successful urban renewal master plans in Adelaide, Sydney and Wellington has been appointed to deliver a world-class plan for a new Canberra Civic, Arts and Cultural Precinct. Led by international design practice Warren and Mahoney and urban planners and designers Oxigen, the team includes Canberra-based community engagement and heritage specialists.

Better public spaces and continued growth for our city

The City Renewal Authority has been allocated funding in the 2018/19 budget to continue to shape the growth of the City Renewal Precinct. As well as continuing important place design projects and completing footpath upgrades within the city centre, the authority has been funded to undertake new improvement projects in Dickson and Braddon.

32 applications received to enliven our city centre

The second round of City Grants for 2018 resulted in 32 eligible applications being viewed to activate and improve our city centre. With up to $200,000 available in funding, the city centre is set to be full of events, activities and installations during the second half of this year.

Thank you for contributing to the Precinct Renewal Program

Recently, we asked you to contribute to the creation of an action plan to improve our developing city precinct. During the online public consultation we received 135 comments via YourSay.

Light Landscapes installation coming to City Walk

Light Landscapes is a participatory installation coming to Canberra across the first weekend in July (Friday 6 July - Sunday 8 July). There will be over 2,500 candles that make up the installation. You can see the installation on City Walk between 5pm and 9pm each night.