Ideas and Actions for Dickson Wokshop

Uniting community and business to improve the Dickson centre

8 May 2018

A free community workshop on Thursday night will bring together stakeholders with an interest in improving the Dickson centre?

The workshop is the second event in a series of community engagements to help shape a place making strategy to guide the renewal and activation of public spaces at the Dickson Group Centre.

The public workshop - ‘Ideas and Actions for Dickson’ – will be hosted at the Canberra Wine House from 6pm to 8pm by Spaced Out Placemakers, on behalf of the City Renewal Authority.

Community members attend a street party to provide input into a Dickson place plan.

Spaced Out Placemakers director David Snyder said the workshop followed on from the success of last month’s Dickson Community Street Party.

“The street party had an excellent community turn-out and was a great success,” Mr Snyder said.

“The Dickson community had a lot of ideas and showed they were very keen to help improve the Dickson centre.

“At this follow-up event we will further develop a number of those ideas to see how they might be implemented.”

Some of the ideas raised by the community included an annual street party, more play options for children and improved lighting.

“Our community engagement project is about turning great ideas into actions and organising a group of Dickson urban change makers,” Mr Snyder said.

“Following this event we will develop a Dickson Place Action Plan, which will set out practical actions that can be taken by the government, businesses and the community to improve the centre.

“We will also organise inspired community members into a Dickson Town Team to drive these changes.”

The “Ideas and Actions” workshop is free but tickets are required in order to manage numbers. Light snacks will also be provided.

The free tickets can be ordered at

Ideas and Actions Workshop

Where: Canberra Wine House, Dickson Tradies Club

When: 6-8pm, Thursday 10 May, 2018

Cost: Free (but booking is required)