Artwork to give Henry Rolland Park a Cosmic Recharge

An interactive sculpture by prominent local artist Dr Hanna Hoyne has been installed at Henry Rolland Park, on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin. Crying Dinghy is part of Hanna Hoyne’s Cosmic Recharge series. Other artworks in the series have featured in Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea and another at the University of Canberra.

Read the Future City Playgrounds report here

Read the entire Future City Playgrounds report here which will be used to inform the design of future play spaces in the city precinct, including the design of a play space for West Basin.

Public space upgrades for the city have started in Akuna Street

Upgrades to our city’s public spaces have progressed into a second stage as part of the City Renewal Authority’s ongoing works to improve pedestrian amenity, access and safety.

Apply to be a City Grants panellist for 2018/19

Are you a levy payer and keen to contribute to enlivening our city centre? Why not consider becoming a panel member to help assess Tier 2 Grant submissions as part of our City Grants Program.

Spring into Zumba

Get active this spring with free lunchtime Zumba dance classes in Garema Place every Tuesday and Thursday. Beginning on Tuesday 14 August and running until Thursday 20 November, Zumba is a great way to enjoy the fresh air in your lunch break while having loads of fun.

Vandalism results in $100 000 in damages to Canberra’s newest park

A saddening act of vandalism and theft has occurred at West Basin’s Henry Rolland Park with an estimated $100 000 in damages inflicted on the community park.

Work starts on new waste enclosures in the Sydney and Melbourne Building laneways

Works to improve Odgers and Verity Lanes adjoining the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings through the construction of four new waste enclosures has begun. The new enclosures will clean up the courtyards making them more attractive, accessible and functional.

Find out more about the Haig Park Place Plan

This place plan uses a community-led approach to goal setting, renewal and programming. It offers a collection of activations and interventions in the park to encourage an iterative and adaptive programme of change.

Passion for playgrounds is strong in Canberra

The University of Canberra’s Play, Creativity and Culture Project, conducted an audit of Canberra’s destination and city playgrounds to inform the design of future play spaces in the city precinct, including the design of a play space for West Basin.

Hello Braddon- there’s a new plan being developed!

The City Renewal Authority recently hosted a ‘drop-in’ session in Braddon to hear the local community’s big ideas for the future of the area. Ideas ranged from food markets to more public bins and greater greenery in the area.

Renewing Haig Park

On Wednesday 1 August and Sunday 5 August, we will be in Haig Park to chat to you about the place plan and to hear which improvements you most want to see in place in the park first. While you’re there, enjoy a free coffee for taking part!

Making art in public spaces

Take part in a two day collaborative, hands-on workshop to take advantage of the possibilities of making art in and for public spaces..