Wintervention

Ice skating will return to the city centre this winter to headline Wintervention, an events program that will keep people active and entertained during the chillier months. Wintervention includes a mix of old favourites and new activations.

Apply to be a World Curry Festival Stallholder

The World Curry Festival is on again in 2018 over the 13-15 July weekend. Apply to be a stallholder here.

Poets for Breakfast fills the stomach and feeds the soul

Poetry and music was served up for breakfast in a pop-up lounge room at Poets Corner in Garema Place from 10am till noon on Saturday (26 May). Poets for Breakfast 1.0 was the first of two breakfast poetry events organised by Karina Palomita supported by a City Grant from the City Renewal Authority. The next event will take place on Saturday 23 June.

Trio of temporary installations create new city centre experiences

Three temporary sculptural installations in the city precinct have created new places to meet, chat and enjoy life. Supported by a City Grant from the City Renewal Authority, the Create-a-placeX3 project has created three temporary installations on Bunda, Genge and Londsdale streets, which will remain until the end of June.

Park yourself in Braddon’s newest public space

A new temporary public park has popped up in Lonsdale Street, Braddon, thanks to a City Grant awarded to the Planning Institute of Australia’s ACT Young Planners. Pocket Park takes the place of a single car space outside Hopscotch bar from Tuesday 29 May until mid-June. It will be activated with a program of entertainment organised by the ACT Young Planners.

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.