Dickson is already one of Canberra’s most rapidly evolving regions and the City Renewal Authority has created a Dickson Place Plan in collaboration with the local community to define the area’s existing character and identify actions to help make it even better.The place plan will guide improvements to public spaces to help the area grow in a way that meets the community’s needs and expectations.
Woolley Street in Dickson is well known locally for being family friendly, multi-cultural and having a mix of great inexpensive food. However, after years of neglect and changing public expectations of how an eat street could be experienced, Woolley Street has been identified as needing a major streetscape upgrade. Grounded in place-based principles, the City Renewal Authority has chosen to trial potential changes to transform the street and measure public opinion as part of the Woolley St. Project. The Woolley St. Project will test a series of public realm interventions to give people a firsthand experience of how an improved Woolley Street could look and feel.