The City Plan
In March this year I invited the community to have a say on the City Plan which focuses on the development of Civic and its surrounds - its role, transport, future growth and infrastructure improvement.
There was an outstanding response, with over 15,000 people letting us know what they thought. Some of the key points that emerged were:
- making the city centre the cultural and economic focus of life in Canberra
- creating a stronger connection between the city and the lake
- maintaining access to views, vistas, trees and respecting the Griffin heritage
- designing a city centre that supports sustainability and healthy living
- providing cultural institutions and recreational facilities
- creating a lakeside leisure centre
- building lively residential areas through mixed-use medium density buildings
- providing ongoing support to ensure the city develops a clear and enhanced identity.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to provide the feedback, it has been incorporated into this draft of the City Plan and used to inform the second round of community engagement.
As our city grows to a population of 500,000 and beyond we have to plan for key infrastructure, major recreation and cultural facilities. I encourage you to be involved in shaping the future of our city centre by providing your feedback on the draft plan.
- Consultation for the Draft City Plan - now closed. Updates on the final report will be made available in the coming months.
- Australian Government funds The City Plan - The Australian Government has supported a plan for more a liveable capital with funding under the Liveable Cities Program. More.
- Andrew Leigh MP supports a more liveable capital - The Gillard Labor Government is providing $500,000 to the ACT Government for a major planning project to unlock the potential of the city’s CBD and better integrate it with public transport, residential buildings, surrounding parklands and ANU and CIT campuses. More.