Woden's regeneration

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Things are changing in Woden and I want to keep you updated as I continue to advocate for the regeneration of our Town Centre.

It is exciting to see things beginning to happen in Woden Town Centre - with new private investment residential developments, the ACT Government's investment in light rail stage 2 from the City to Woden and new place-making projects including the #WodenExperiment to improve the Town Square.

I will be updating residents periodically on the changes driving Woden's regeneration. Please sign up for new updates.

My previous updates are listed here.

Since being elected I have running a positive advocacy campaign for the urban regeneration of our Town Centre. I have worked in Government to:

  • host the Woden Roundtable in May 2017
  • conduct a survey of Woden residents on the Town’s Centre’s regeneration
  • free up community meeting space on the mezzanine level of Woden Library
  • finalise planning policies delivering the Woden Town Centre Master Plan
  • introduce laws to support the redevelopment of old and empty buildings
  • bring Light Rail Stage 2 from the City to Woden
  • fund the preparation of early works to support light rail in Woden including the redesign and build of a new Woden Interchange on Callam Street
  • deliver micro-park activations in Woden’s public spaces including the #WodenExperiment in Woden Town Square
  • fund active travel upgrades in Woden, with separated cycleways and footpaths
  • fund new Rapid bus routes to Woden including the Purple, Orange and Green Rapid services

My vision for the Town Centre is to see more people living and working in the centre, close to great public transport and community services and thriving businesses which benefit the whole community.

Light rail is a particularly transformative project for Woden - It will make Woden a more attractive place to live, work and visit, and support the realisation of the Woden Town Centre Master Plan.

Our Labor Government’s investments in the regeneration of Woden are building confidence in our Town Centre. We are beginning to see real change - with new private investment in the redevelopment of old and empty buildings, including the redevelopment of the Alexander and Albemarle buildings, the old Tradies Club site, the old Medibank Building as well as Westfield's new dining precinct on Bradley St.