Bordered by Barry Drive, the ANU and City Hill, this precinct has seen significant change in recent years with a diverse land-use character and a growing residential population.
In the future, City West will be the densest business, knowledge and innovation hub in Canberra, complemented by an appropriate range of residential and mixed uses. This knowledge character will be based on its connections to the ANU and take full advantage of its highly accessible location adjacent to the light rail stop and as a key entry point to the city centre.
The development of City West will provide opportunities for urban art and improvement of existing public spaces. Links to the existing cluster of arts facilities will be enhanced, along with the creation of a finer-grain public realm overall.
Future development in City West will include the renewal and re purposing of older buildings, and the improvement of pedestrian networks and connections. There will be a focus on the retention and provision of new community facilities as part of new developments. This will foster diversity and a range of activities befitting a dense, exciting innovation and knowledge hub.