Investing in our suburbs
Protecting what makes Canberra unique
We know the special character of each of Canberra’s regions and suburbs is a big part of what makes this such a great place to live. It’s the local facilities close to home that Canberrans value most.
Our parks, playgrounds and local community centres are hubs for Canberrans to come together, spend time with family and friends, or just enjoy being outdoors with their pets. As our city grows, we want to make sure that people in new suburbs and urban renewal areas have access to this kind of great community infrastructure, while also ensuring the facilities in more established suburbs are maintained to a high standard.
Planting more trees
We are getting work underway to plant over 17,000 more trees over the next four years, renewing Canberra’s urban forest and boosting our green canopy.
This is part of our plans to protect and preserve Canberra’s natural environment into the future by developing a Living Infrastructure Plan and an Urban Forest Strategy that will include canopy targets and an investment plan to ensure we keep growing the number of trees across Canberra.
More local ovals and sports facilities
We will deliver a dedicated Home of Football at Throsby which will include football pitches, an indoor futsal facility, office space and associated amenities.
The ovals will also be available for informal community use. The project will be delivered in partnership with Capital Football, which will also make a financial contribution to the facility.
We are also undertaking early design and planning for the Stromlo Forest Park District Playing Fields, as part of our efforts to ensure local infrastructure grows alongside new communities in the Molonglo valley.
Better local community centres
We will start work on delivering a new community centre in the Woden Town Centre, by undertaking detailed design. The centre will provide a new home for Woden Community Service to deliver a range of integrated services, as well as space for community use.
The design and service offerings at the new centre will be informed by ongoing engagement with the Woden community.
We will also upgrade community facilities across the ACT, including community centres at Belconnen and Tuggeranong. These upgrades will ensure our community centres continue to be accessible and comfortable for the community groups that use them.