Braddon Precinct Plan

Braddon Place Making

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 is developing a Place Making Implementation 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 is working with the creative place making team from Right Angle Studio to create a plan that will build upon this already vibrant neighbourhood.

Right Angle Studio will engage with a broad range of stakeholders that bring diverse and important perspectives. They will connect with the active group of local traders through workshops and events, as well as a broader audience through short-term activations. Working with the City Renewal Authority they will investigate the needs, aspirations and priorities of these groups to evolve a place strategy that is sustainable into the future.

The strategy will inform a final plan that will be evidence based, action-oriented and coordinated.

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 place-making 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).


Through this plan we will create:

Stakeholder and Community Engagement

The City Renewal Authority and our partners will engage with traders, residents and the wider community to draw on what is already known as well as gather diverse and important perspectives on the future of the neighbourhood. We will connect with the active group of local traders through workshops and conversations, as well as a broader audience through on-street engagement and an event.

On Saturday 14 July 2018 we held the Hello Braddon community consultation event where we invited you to share your ideas on the future of Braddon, to help inform the Place making Plan. We received over 200 great ideas at the event.