2025 Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan through to 2025 takes its lead from the ACT Government's vision for the city, to be 'one of the world's great innovation, creative and arts cities while remaining the world's most liveable city,' and its related strategies and policies. Five strategic goals are laid out in the plan along with objectives required to achieve them.

Design Canberra in Civic

The DESIGN Canberra Festival, with support from the City Renewal Authority’s City Grants Program, presents a newly curated program of city-based festival activity this November. Image: Varial Studio.

Visit the ANCA Art Bus

Visit an art gallery with a twist this spring in Canberra’s city centre – the ANCA Art Bus. Experience an iconic Canberra Action Bus repurposed into a mobile gallery space that will play host to exhibitions by local contemporary artists.

Come along to the Play Symposium

The third annual Play Symposium is on at the National Museum of Australia this 22 and 23 November 2018. Contribute to the conversation by imagining the world’s most amazing play space, where people of all ages can (and want to) play.

Spring OUT community picnic

An inclusive picnic day to celebrate Canberra’s diverse LGBTIQ community will be held from 11am on Sunday 25 November in Glebe Park.

Canberra District Wines laneway festival

The Canberra Wine laneways festival will bring the best of the Canberra district’s wines to the heart of Civic across the weekend of 23 and 24 November 2018.

Pop-up workshops and creative workspace in New Acton

Keep Collective has landed in the New Acton Precinct this November with their pop-up workshops and creative work space. Visual artists, crafters, illustrators, writers and anything in between can hire a short-term studio or office to get their work done.

New targets for a more sustainable precinct

The City Renewal Precinct will have more trees, more green spaces, a greater mix of housing and will be easier to walk and cycle around under a new sustainability strategy.

Merry & Bright - Christmas in Civic

The city centre will have its own 12 days of Christmas this year with festive activities for the whole family from a Christmas forest in Civic through to backyard cricket in Glebe Park.

Help us evaluate our activities and initiatives

Help us evaluate the success of our recent activities and initatives in Civic by taking part in a short five minute survey to share your opinions and thoughts.

Public space upgrades for Akuna Street

Stage 1 works in Akuna Street to connect new footpaths that are safer, more comfortable and attractive are a step closer to completion with the footpath in front of the Waldorf Arcade entrance partially reopened.

Community-led Town Team to make Dickson more fun and connected

The City Renewal Authority is assisting a group of residents and businesses to create an independent “Town Team” to stage community events and organise improvements in the Dickson Group Centre. Local residents, traders and groups embraced the idea of a Town Team during the City Renewal Authority’s engagement process for a Dickson Place Plan.