The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly the lack of ACT government investment in art and culture in the Woden Town Centre. Woden is a place for people to embrace arts, culture and creativity. This will nourish our collective wellbeing, and connect our emotions, ideas, stories and heritage.
A well located multi-purpose arts facility for visual and performing arts and music would complement the proposed CIT, encourage local activity on our streets and provide confidence to the private sector to establish a day and night economy, a ‘vibe’ in the core of Woden.
The introduction of buses from across Canberra’s south hub into our growing town centre will also enable our diverse community to access the arts, socialise and have fun through creative activities.
Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call upon the Government to:
• Invest in a multi-purpose arts facility for visual and performing arts and music in the Woden Town Centre.
• Investigate options to include a multi-purpose arts facility in the proposed CIT, particularly opening up onto the west plaza to activate the core of Woden.