Urban renewal

The ACT Government is delivering significant renewal across both our city heart and town centres. We are bringing communities together to help shape better public places that are lively, welcoming and easy to access, and opening up new precincts for Canberrans to live, work and relax in. This will only enhance Canberra’s status as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

London Circuit is being transformed with a new precinct containing office space, a hotel, retail outlets & additional car parking. Connection with the Canberra Theatre Centre & Civic Square will be via a laneway of bars & restaurants, adding to Canberra’s cultural precinct.

The ACT Government has established the City Renewal Authority to create a vibrant city centre and shape the future of our 413-hectare city renewal precinct.

We have already begun revitalising Civic with public realm improvements, pop-up events and works to open up the laneways behind the historic Sydney and Melbourne buildings.

West Basin

This year we opened Henry Rolland Park along with the first 150 metres of the public boardwalk.

The years ahead will see completion of the boardwalk around West Basin, the opening up of more public promenade areas, and better connections from West Basin to the city centre. The renewal of West Basin is turning a former car park into four hectares of new public parks and space, opening up more of our lakeside for all Canberrans and visitors to enjoy.

Renewal for Dickson

As a next step in the renewal of the Dickson Group Centre, the former ACT Government Motor Vehicle Registry site will be transformed into a multi-purpose precinct containing retail outlets, apartments, new ACT Government offices, an early childhood education centre, and public open spaces.

In this budget: Activating public spaces in the Tuggeranong Town Centre, renewing Woden Town Centre including better cycle & footpath links, better connections for the Belconnen Town Centre & reinventing the Belconnent busway for walking and cycling


Urban renewal factsheet (pdf 792 KB)