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1000 plants given away in Civic

About 1000 plants are available to be rehomed as the city centre’s flower displays are getting their latest seasonal refresh.

Canberrans can give a new home to our outgoing plants at a giveaway on Thursday, 12 March.

Plants available include be on offer, including Beyond Blues (plum), Mambos (blue), Cora Cascades (magenta), Streams (white, rose, lavender), Mystic Spires (Blue), Serenitas (purple), Frescos (pink and purple), Bellezas (white) and Pacific Sunrise and Sunsets.

Published: 11 March 2020

Enlighten in Civic 2020

The Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be illuminated with the work of two Canberra artists during this year’s Enlighten Festival.

The historic buildings that mark the entry to the city centre are being illuminated from February 28 until 9 March with five bold and colourful illuminations, two each from Jodie Cunningham and George Rose, and one created from the neon shapes from the festival’s 2020 branding.

Evening performances and activities will take place around the buildings during this period to help connect the city centre with the festival.

Published: 28 February 2020

Event & Marketing Workshop

Got a killer idea for an event you want to hold in the city centre but need a hand to spread the word to your target audience? Come along for free to our events workshop and learn practical tips and tricks to help you market your event to the right people on the right channels.

Published: 20 January 2020

City Renewal Authority wins Best Planning Ideas - Small Project category at Planning Institute of Australia ACT awards night

The City Renewal Authority team and collaborators were awarded the Planning Excellence Award for Best Planning Ideas – Small Project at the recent Planning Institute of Australia awards night on Friday 25 October 2019. The award recognised the Authority’s place planning approach to community led renewal for Braddon, Dickson and Haig Park.

Published: 28 February 2020

Glebe Park carpark undergoing maintenance and repairs

The small two-hour public car park located behind Glebe Park Residences will be closed from Monday 13 January – Saturday 25 January 2020 for essential maintenance and repairs.

Published: 14 January 2020

Merry & Bright Christmas in Civic 2019

As the days get longer and the holidays inch closer, the City Renewal Authority is bringing Christmas back to the city in 2019 with a fun and free program of activities in Garema Place.

Published: 03 December 2019

Braddon road closures as part of Summernats 2020

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Published: 17 December 2019

City of Ambition with Charles Landry

What does it take to be a City of Ambition?

If you’ve ever asked yourself “how do I make an impact on my community, on my city?" Then join us for a conversation with international urban-change leader Charles Landry and discover new paradigms of thinking.

Published: 13 November 2019

Garden of Enchantment

From 6 September to 20 October 2019, see Garema Place as you’ve never seen it before. Delight in the tulip blooms, relax on the field of clover and let your little ones play in the secret fairy garden. Activities throughout the six weeks will keep both the young and old entertained.

Published: 23 October 2019

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