Upgrades for Braddon and Dickson to support local jobs

Two of Canberra’s most popular entertainment and dining strips will get significant infrastructure upgrades over the next 18 months as part of the Canberra’s Recovery Plan.

Infrastructure works will be undertaken on Lonsdale Street Braddon and Woolley Street Dickson to make the area safer, more accessible and more attractive.

The City Renewal Authority has appointed two locally based teams to undertake the design works with SMEC to lead the Braddon upgrades and AECOM leading the Dickson upgrades.

As part of this $13.9m ACT Government investment, up to 20 construction, design and engineering jobs will be created and supported.

The first stage of works include Lonsdale Street, Braddon, between Cooyong and Girrawheen streets, and Woolley Street, Dickson. The upgrades will improve parking and active travel options and provide better connections to neighbouring areas and the light rail.

Designs for the upgrades will draw upon the Braddon and Dickson Place Plans, completed by the City Renewal Authority in 2019, which included pedestrian-friendly footpaths, new street furniture, improved lighting and higher quality landscaping.

This investment will also provide new public space plans for the broader Dickson and Braddon commercial precincts and the next stage of detailed design and construction in each area.

Work will commence in early 2021 and is scheduled to be completed early 2022.

The City Renewal Authority will work with local businesses and the community to minimise the construction impacts while we improve these areas for the benefit of the entire community.

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