City and Gateway Urban Renewal Strategy

The ACT Government is preparing an urban renewal strategy that will look at the future of the City Centre and its premier gateway, Northbourne Avenue.

The urban renewal strategy will be an integrated and community supported vision for the corridor that will guide future development as community needs and market demands change over time. It will recognise the City and Gateway Corridor as a unique, vibrant and diverse part of Canberra that is well placed to accommodate growth while maintaining a strong sense of community.

The urban renewal strategy is a key implementation initiative of the City Plan, and is designed to capitalise on opportunities such as Light Rail and City to the Lake. These projects will be a catalyst for redevelopment and investment, presenting the opportunity to transform and re-imagine the city. How these opportunities are harnessed will define the shape of our city, its identity and how liveable it is into the future.

What is happening now?

The urban renewal strategy closed for comment on 14 March 2016. Your comments will inform the details of the urban renewal strategy and ensure that the City and Gateway Corridor becomes an even better place to live, work and visit.

What will happen next?

Your feedback on the discussion paper, along with feedback from other members of the community, industry and stakeholders received will inform the development of the urban renewal strategy. The urban renewal strategy will be implemented in various ways, such as Territory Plan variations, the asset recycling initiative, infrastructure and public space improvements and business opportunities.

Do you want to know more?

If you want to be kept informed about the urban design framework, we will keep you in the loop. You can contact the project team by:
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Call: Access Canberra on 13 22 81

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