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In the City Summer
Monday November 29, 2010
Odgers Lane is tipped to become a ‘must-see’
in Canberra’s iconic Melbourne Building.
Canberra CBD Ltd CEO Linda Staite said if
she got her way, the laneway would get a
fresh injection of aesthetic and culture.
“We’ve still got a long way to go however we are working
with the ACT Government on plans for turning the laneway
into a café scene,” she said.
“The first step will be to get rid of those unsightly garbage
hoppers. We’ve done an audit with the ACTsmart people to
look at recycling and reducing the hoppers to what can fit
behind neat bin enclosures.”
Ms Staite added that further down the line, success would
necessitate some major changes for existing businesses.
“This means some of the businesses that face out at the
moment will also face inwards and a number of property
owners in the Melbourne Building are very keen to make this
happen,” she said.
“I think it’ll have a snowballing effect to the whole
Melbourne Building. Property owners will start to see that
we can change the look of those buildings because they do
“Then we’ll move on to the Sydney Building.”
A vast amount of activity has also been taking place in
Braddon. “We’re working again with TAMS and LAPS (Land
and Property Services) to see how Canberra CBD Ltd can
enhance the work that they’re doing,” Ms Staite said.
Adding parking down the middle of the increasingly busy
Londsdale Street is part of the plan, and Ms Staite adds;
“LAPS are looking at a masterplan addressing lighting and
The changes come in the wake of a visit and an audit of
Canberra by respected urban innovator Charles Landry.
Ms Staite said at a breakfast held in his honour, his
message was loud and clear; when it comes to urban
development ‘yes’ is the new ‘no’.
“What I got out of it was – let’s break out of the rules a
little,” she said.
“Not saying you shouldn’t have guidelines and policies on
what the big vision is going to be or what needs to be done.
But instead of always coming up with barriers and reasons
why things can’t happen, it’s about how we could make it
Aside from these developments, Ms Staite said she was
keen to hear from property owners on what things they’d
like to see the Marketing and Improvements Levy spent on.
BY DIONE VAN-HEER
The Canberra CBD Limited
board is comprised of
three representatives from
the Property Council of
Australia, the peak industry
body for property owners,
one representative from
the Canberra City Heart
Business Association and
five elected directors.
Representing the Canberra City
Heart Business Association
Board chair Emmanuel Notaras
Representing the Property
Norman Schroeder FRICS, FAPI
(CPV) F Fin
Elected members of the board
Canberra CBD Limited
GPO Box 577
Canberra City, 2601
Phone (02) 6162 4292
(02) 6162 1189
City. As restaurants shelve their old menus and introduce
dishes that accommodate the season’s produce, discover
exciting seafood highlights with Plate It.
Shove your ill-begot parkas to the back of the closet and bask
in the rays at Civic Pool sporting the latest looks inspired by the
sunshine. Get a culture shot with The Buzz, Blockbuster and the
Calendar as well as the usual insights into the lives of city dwellers
and entrepreneurs. We’ll get the word from the sister behind
iconic fashion house itrip iskip on style, schmoozing and dressing
Canberra’s creative class, the low-down on the city’s hottest new
restaurateur and find out what Cupid has in store for singles in the
city. So as you shed the winter layers, don your cotton blends and
scruffy plimsolls, grab your bicycles and dust off your picnic baskets,
In the City magazine will be here to get you ready for a summer
romance with this beautiful city.
6 What’s on
Check out what’s kicking on the summer
social scene in the bush capital.
16 Face of Petrie Street
The Big Issue magazine vendor Justin is a
familiar face in Civic – read his story.
20 Sister Act
The Derek sisters are at the centre of fashion
and culture in the capital.
24 Bazaar Vibes
Civic’s new market is adding vim and vigour to
26 Single in the City
Louise Irwin is on the hunt for love.
30 Tasty Addition
James Kidman runs a cool kitchen at Civic’s
hottest new restaurant.
40 Out of the Blue
Ditch the winter coat and slip into these
smouldering summer looks.
58 Curtain Call
Casey Donovan is enjoying life as a theatre
59 Kiddy City
Follow the trail for great things to do with the
kids over summer.
ON THE COVER
Photography by Rohan Thomson
Styled by Miled Achi
Hair Chad Wijayatilake
Make-up Chad Wijayatilake
Models Sophie Luton and
Ellory Lane Junk Jungle Top, $44.95,
August Street Frayed and Displayed Denim
Hotshort, $89.95 Surf Dive N Ski Nunui
French Amour Shirt, $59.95 itrip iskip Owl
Necklace, $39, I Love Billy Blaster kahaki
Floral Boots, $79 DeVine Goddess Purple
and White enamel Cuff, $38, Bronze Circle
Itrip Iskip Asuza Roses Tee, $69, John
Ross Shirt, $110, The Slam Cut Offs, $99.95,
Sperry Olive Saltwash Boat Shoes, $129
DESIGN & ART DIRECTION
General enquiries, Maree Neale:
Phone: (02) 6280 2187
Advertising: Fiona Sharma 0405 636 637
Photographing Sophie Luton and
Daniel Saunders was a breeze at the
leafy surrounds of Glebe Park. This
cherished inner-city green space is the
ideal spot for a picnic, bike ride or a
Linda Staite strolls
through Odgers Lane,
tipped to become a
Civic hot spot.
Photo: Rohan Thomson
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