Final week to have your say on city play spaces
The City Renewal Authority’s survey to find out what you like most about playgrounds is closing next Wednesday, 21 March. The survey results will help guide the design and creation of future play spaces in the City Renewal Precinct, especially as part of the new high-quality public realm that will be created as part of the redevelopment of West Basin.
Approval paves the way for new laneway possibilities
The laneways in the historic Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be reclaimed from bin-dominated waste collection areas into public spaces over the next few months. Development approval was received last week for two architect-designed waste enclosures in each laneway, which will reduce the number of bins from more than 80 to about 12 and place them out of sight.
One week left to apply for a City Grant
There is only one week left to apply for up to $80,000 to make the city centre or Braddon more appealing, active and enjoyable. The City Renewal Authority will provide up to $175,000 in City Grants for projects that will take place before 1 July 2018. Applications for grants, which opened on 7 February, will close on Wednesday 14 March.
Forecast for 'light clouds' as city centre joins Enlighten
The Cloudscape lighting installation was switched on in Bible Lane last night as the first part of the city centre’s role as a precinct partner to the Enlighten Festival. In its first year as a precinct partner the City Renewal Authority has curated a program of art installations and events to complement the Parliamentary Zone’s traditional Enlighten attractions.
Enlighten extends into the City
Enlighten has extended to the city centre for 2018. As the sun sets, create, see and play with light at various locations across the city centre.The festival starts this Friday and runs until 18 March, with installations, activities and entertainment to explore in the city and at the ANU, in addition to the traditional light show across the lake.
Your Light Rail update
Landscaping has officially begun along the light rail corridor with crews plating the first tree on the Federal Highway last week. More than 1000 trees and 900,000 plants will be used on the project.Meanwhile, the construction team is hard at work, delivering stage one of the project. This week, stormwater drainage pits and lines in the median from Barry Drive/Cooyong Street to Alinga Street along Northbourne Avenue are being installed.
Meet Andy Sharp: Director, Design and Place Strategy
Andy Sharp is the City Renewal Authority’s newly appointed Director of Design and Place Strategy.Having previously worked as director of facilities and services at The ANU and director of properties, facilities and development, Andy brings impressive design understanding to the team.At Curtin University he led the redevelopment of the campus into a major urban centre known as Greater Curtin .
Visit The Lawns in Civic Square
Kick back and relax in Civic Square this month as The Lawns provides the perfect destination to meet, play, dine and be entertained. Featuring turf underfoot, picnic tables, umbrellas and festoon lighting, The Lawns is a great place to stop off for lunch or dinner. Simply BYO food and soak-in the surroundings.
Bringing colour and fun to the city's public spaces
Colourful street furniture has been popping up around town as part of the City Renewal Authority’s agenda to brighten up city spaces. Previously underused public spaces are being brought to life for the community to enjoy