A colourful carousel, new trees and more to brighten the city centre

Civic is looking brighter, more colourful and welcoming thanks to a facelift for the much-loved merry-go-round, the recent installation of more than 100 pieces of new furniture, and an ongoing winter ‘clean and green’ sweeping through the city’s public spaces.

City Grants recipients announced

An art and design event featuring six retired Transport Canberra buses is one of five major projects funded through the latest round of City Grants, which will provide nearly $300,000 to make the city centre more exciting, interesting and attractive.

City Precinct Renewal Program launched

The City Renewal Authority has developed the City Precinct Renewal Program as a foundation for our work. Implementation of the program will ensure the renewal of the precinct results in great places that are well positioned to thrive in a national and global setting.

Wintervention 2019

As Canberra braces itself for a frosty winter in 2019, we are staging another Wintervention. There’s no need to spend winter indoors when Canberra’s only open-air ice rink returns to Civic from Friday 5 July to Sunday 21 July. More than just skating – Wintervention will be bursting with activities including markets, ice shows, a life-size snow globe and live entertainment for all ages to enjoy.

Experiments to bring new life to Haig Park

Experience events, activities and improvements in Haig Park from June - October 2019. The program of experiments explores a variety of temporary improvements and activities to create meaningful connections to the park for surrounding residents and Canberrans. The results of this project will ultimately inform the permanent upgrades scheduled in the third and final stage of the Haig Park Place Plan.

Become a panel member to help assess our City Grants program

Are you passionate about enlivening our city and want to contribute to making it happen? We’re looking for levy payers to be on the panel to help assess City Grants.

We're supporting Plastic Free July

July is here and for us at the City Renewal Authority that means we’re taking on the challenge of refusing to use single use plastic wherever possible. We’re aiming to reduce our waste to landfill and avoid unnecessary plastic in the environment by refusing plastic whenever we’re presented with it in our office and also at our events we’re hosting this month.

Prestigious commendation award for City Renewal team member

City Renewal Authority architect and project manager Bronwen Jones has received a commendation award with team members Gweneth Leigh and Aarthi Ayyar-Biddle as part of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Remaking Lost Connections Ideas Competition.

Sydney and Melbourne Building waste enclosure update

Odgers and Verity Lane have shared waste enclosures to significantly reduce the number of bins scattered throughout the laneways. We are now working to issue a licence (under a trial basis) to a single waste service provider to operate the enclosures.