ACT City Hill park ideas competition

City Hill park is a significant public space for Australia’s the national capital, and a competition for design of the park is about to get underway.

As Canberra’s City Centre grows, City Hill must grow into a great place for people. The ACT government is considering the possibilities to improve its use, amenity, comfort and attractiveness for locals and visitors alike.

As part of this process, the ACT government is preparing to launch an ideas competition in 2024. Planning is underway and more will be shared more about it with the community in due course.

With this project ideas are being sought to:
* Improve access to and through the park on City Hill
* Create a high-quality, attractive green space that can be used for public activities
* Incorporate social and environmentally sustainable practices in the new design
* Establish City Hill as a cultural destination, and
* Explore cultural connections with First Nations people.

The project will continue to uphold City Hill as a place of significance and a key apex in the National Triangle and terminating the axis with Parliament House. The National Capital Plan states permitted land uses for City Hill park are ‘park and ancillary uses’.

The National Capital Authority is the responsible planning authority for the site and the government will work closely with the authority on the preparation of a competition brief.

Stay in touch with the competition’s progress at

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