Community-led Town Team to make Dickson more fun and connected

The City Renewal Authority is assisting a group of residents and businesses to create an independent “Town Team” to stage community events and organise improvements in the Dickson Group Centre. Local residents, traders and groups embraced the idea of a Town Team during the City Renewal Authority’s engagement process for a Dickson Place Plan.

The Playful Endeavour

To nurture creative play, the City Renewal Authority is bringing a pop-up play space to the city centre these school holidays. The Playful Endeavour will be located in Civic Square, in front of Canberra Theatre, from 29 September to 14 October.

Apply for a City Grant today!

The first round of the City Renewal Authority’s 2019 City Grants is now open for applications. Through round one of the 2019 City Grants, eligible applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for projects that contribute to the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making.

Improving your city experience

The City Renewal Authority has been working hard to make your city’s paths and public spaces safer, better looking and more enjoyable. High-quality outdoor tables and benches, upgraded footpaths, ping pong tables and flower planters have all been installed in recent months.

Apply to design and deliver Canberra's annual Christmas event

The City Renewal Authority is seeking an event manager or agency to design and deliver Canberra’s biggest and best Christmas event from 2018 through to 2020.

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!

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.