City Centre Marketing and Improvement Levy
The Levy is a partnership between Levy payers, the City Renewal Authority and Government that supports actions which contribute to the long-term sustainable growth, economic prosperity, culture, creativity and vibrancy of the Levy Collection Zone. See the Levy collection zone boundaries here.
Levy funded activities aim to:
- Contribute to increased visitation and economic activity within the City Centre
- Contribute to additional cleaning, graffiti removal, public lighting, security or crowd control, minor public works, street furniture, beautification and high-quality events in Civic, Braddon and Acton.
- Encourage the public and private sector to maintain a high standard of public/private interface in Civic, Braddon and Acton.
- Administer funding for a discrete program of works which is coordinated, integrated and complementary with the broader work of City Renewal Authority and the ACT Government.
- Encourage engagement by Levy Payers (and the community) in the priority setting and reporting activities of the Levy.
Levy funded activities include:
- City grants to fund projects that develop and support the vitality of Civic, Braddon and Acton
- Contributing to a safer community through marshalling and security at key city locations
- Cleaning, maintenance and place management above and beyond existing ACT Government services
- Creating vibrant streets through street beautification and reducing commercial vacancy rates
- Partnerships and events to help create a fun and culturally vibrant city centre
- Communications and engagement to promote levy funded activities and keep you informed
- Funding for capital works projects that align with the City Renewal Authority’s strategic vision for the city
In setting the priorities for the levy, the City Renewal Authority engages closely with levy payers and broader stakeholders. Each financial year the priority setting process for the levy is re-addressed so that it meets levy payers current needs while also meeting the framework principles. The next priority setting workshop will be held in early March 2019.
The City Renewal Authority will report every six months to highlight the break-down of levy funding, the details of the projects commenced during the period, a status report on major activations/projects funded, and any other relevant commentary. An annual report will also be available here at the end of each financial year.
The CCMIL business plan outlines a summary of the funded activities during 2018-19.
The framework outlines levy priorities along with preferred delivery of these priorities. It was developed through a combination of desktop research, consultation with key stakeholders and careful analysis.