City Grants are open

The City Renewal Authority is calling on Canberra’s creative community to tell us how they can help make the public spaces in Civic and Braddon more fun, more interesting and more attractive. The latest round of City Grants is now open and the authority will be holding a workshop in April to help prospective applicants to work up their proposals.

City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy priority setting workshop

On Thursday 14 March the City Renewal Authority held a workshop to collect feedback on the administration of the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy.

Act smart, save money and be environmentally responsible.

Did you know that more than 1800 businesses across the ACT and Queanbeyan are already participating in the free Actsmart Business program, saving them money on electricity and water bills and improving their recycling? Is your business one of them?

Calling all Civic business owners! Be part of the Civic Hustle urban treasure hunt

On Saturday 25 May, an urban treasure hunt is coming to Civic. In similar style to the television show The Amazing Race, entrants will explore Civic on foot, answering questions, solving puzzles, interacting with businesses and completing challenges to be the ultimate winner. If your business or building is located in Civic and you’re keen to get involved in the fun, now’s your chance.

Loose parts play for children in Civic these upcoming school holidays

These April school holidays, the City Renewal Authority is bringing a different kind of play experience to Glebe Park. The Playful Endeavour loose-parts playground is back after it proved to be a popular attraction during a two-week stay in Civic Square last October.

Enlighten extends its shine into Civic

Haig Park and the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be in the spotlight during Enlighten 2019 as the festival comes to Civic for a second year. The Northbourne Avenue facades of the Sydney and Melbourne Buildings will be illuminated with the work of Canberra-based artist Hannah Quinlivan from 1-11 March 2019.

City improvement works re-invigorate Sydney and Melbourne Buildings

Canberrans and visitors are now able to use the new landscaped verges on Civic’s Sydney and Melbourne Buildings along Northbourne Avenue following the completion of this important public space project.

City place manager

A new, dedicated cleaning and maintenance team will help make Civic and Braddon cleaner, greener and more attractive. The new place manager will work within the City Renewal Authority and manage a team of three staff to do additional cleaning, gardening and maintenance of the city centre’s public spaces.

Plant giveaway

Calling all plant lovers! We are giving away free plants in Veterans Park, Latin American Plaza and Lonsdale Street (near the rainbow roundabout) on Tuesday 26 February from 12.30pm! As we refresh our planter boxes in the city, help us find a new home for the current displays - we want to recycle them all.