Places and Spaces
Grants available to make the city centre more vibrant and enjoyable
The City Renewal Authority will provide up to $175,000 in grants during the first half of 2018 to help make the city centre more attractive, active and enjoyable. The grants are funded through the City Centre Marketing and Improvement Levy. Applications open today and close on 28 February (for activations prior to 30 April) and 14 March (for activations prior to 30 June).
Waste enclosures offer new life for historic laneways
Proposed new waste enclosures will remove a major obstacle to increased use of the Sydney and Melbourne Building laneways. Development applications for the new waste enclosures, in Odgers Lane (Melbourne Building) and Verity Lane (Sydney Building), are open for public consultation until Friday, 9 February.
Brightening our public spaces
A burst of colour has landed in the city, this week at Latin American Plaza (cnr Marcus Clarke St and Rimmer St). Deck chairs, pillows and petunias have been popping up around the city, creating an inviting area for members of the public to have a coffee, relax and unwind.
City centre adds its light to Enlighten Festival’s shine
The City Renewal Authority will shine a new light on the city centre during this year’s Enlighten Festival. The authority will organise a range of small-scale light installations and interventions in the city centre to complement the already established Enlighten spectacle in the Parliamentary Zone.
Public realm improvement program starts with London Circuit
The City Renewal Authority will start work tomorrow on London Circuit footpath upgrades as part of its public realm improvement program for the city centre precinct. Stage one of the program will replace and upgrade the existing 50-year-old paving between East Row (Bailey's Corner) and Ainslie Place with new paving, upgraded lighting and street furniture.
Parking changes in the city centre
The renewal of Canberra’s city centre is continuing, resulting in some changes to car parks.
Meet City Renewal Authority CEO Malcolm Snow
With an impressive career spanning four decades, Malcolm Snow, City Renewal Authority CEO, is charged with leading the transformation of the City Renewal Precinct.
Your light rail network update
Stage one of Canberra’s light rail network is well underway. Track slabs and accompanying rails along the 12-kilometre Gungahlin to city track are being laid with Canberra Metro currently constructing track north of Well Station Drive.
#PicMixCBR brings colour to the capital
Featuring large timber picnic tables and brightly coloured umbrellas, the Pic & Mix pop-up urban picnic is reinvigorating Canberra's city centre.