Revitalising Canberra’s iconic City Walk

The ACT Government has engaged Rork Projects to help put the soul back into the heart of Canberra’s City Centre.

Rork Projects has been appointed as construction manager of the ACT Government’s City Walk Upgrade  – a project which will revitalise the iconic avenue making it more a more attractive, accessible, and exciting destination.

The $1.6 million investment from ACT Government will see the City Renewal Authority lead major landscape improvements to the section of City Walk between Garema Place and Ainslie Place.

Rork Projects Canberra General Manager Scott Lamb welcomed the opportunity to work with the ACT Government on such an iconic Canberra location.

“It’s an exciting project for us as we know how much Canberrans engage with and enjoy this iconic space and we look forward to helping refresh their experiences in the city.”

The upgrade will provide major benefits to local businesses by making the area a more appealing place to visit and spend time, as well as directing the majority of pedestrians closer to shopfronts and building entries along the sides of City Walk.

The upgrade will also feature new garden beds, 3,000 new plants, new furniture, and 14 new Japanese elms to replace some of the underperforming trees. As well as a new gardens beds there will be lawn areas to provide a conformable and welcoming open space.

The work will include;

  • 17 new steel framed garden beds
  • 3 new ground level garden beds
  • 630 square metres of lawns
  • 14 advanced Japanese elm trees
  • Pavement upgrades, and
  • A variety of tables and seating

The work is expected to be completed before the normally busy summer season begins.

The launch of the project was marked by a traditional smoking ceremony by Ngunnawal man Ritchie Allan.