Canberra’s city and town centres renewed
By Clare Veness on 11 June 2018
Aimed at improving and upgrading local cycling and footpath connections as well as encouraging more active lifestyles, the ACT government is continuing the renewal of Canberra’s suburbs and town centres through the 2018 budget with a new Belconnen Bikeway and Woden and Tuggeranong town centre upgrades.
The City Renewal Authority will receive a boost to roll out more events and activations across the city, following the popularity of early initiatives like the pop-up park in Garema Place. At the same time, they will deliver the next phase of the revitalisation of the heritage listed Sydney and Melbourne buildings as well as streetscape improvements in Braddon around Haig Park.
Another way the ACT Government is revitalising the city as it grows through 2018 budget is this $33.8 million investment which includes over $21 million for active travel.
The town centres will also benefit from new funding for Canberra’s urban renewal and city services teams to implement new initiatives such as the creation of micro parks and citizen-led placemaking programs.
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