What is Braddon’s identity? What does the community want it to be? And how can the City Renewal Authority help achieve it?
The City Renewal Authority has developed a place plan to guide improvements to public spaces that will help strengthen Braddon’s identity.
Braddon has evolved over time from being a light industrial area into one of Canberra’s most eclectic suburbs, with a mix of new apartments, innovative businesses and popular restaurants and bars.
The City Renewal Authority worked with the creative placemaking team from Right Angle Studio to create a plan that will build upon this already vibrant neighbourhood.
Right Angle Studio engaged with a broad range of stakeholders that brought diverse and important perspectives. They connected with the active group of local traders, as well as a broader audience through short-term activations. They investigated the needs, aspirations and priorities of those groups to evolve a place strategy that is sustainable into the future.
The Braddon Place Plan is evidence based, action-oriented and co-ordinated.
It will result in short-term actions, like installations, activations and minor public-realm improvements to enhance the physical and social aspects of Braddon’s already established identity.
The plan will also put in place longer-term actions, designs and strategies for public-realm improvements and placemaking activities that will further enhance Braddon as a destination precinct.
Braddon is located immediately to the north of Canberra’s city centre, with this study area bordered by Northbourne Avenue, Girrahween Street, Torrens Street and Cooyong Street (see map below).