Project status: Open

How to have YourSay

The Suburban Land Agency is adopting a place-led approach to developing the Kingston Arts Precinct. The development of a Place Brief is an important step in this approach. The Place Brief is a decision-making tool that will integrate the ideas and ambitions of the diverse Kingston Arts Precinct of arts organisations and community - the people who live, work and play in the precinct - in a way that brings the precinct to life.

The development of the Place Brief will be untaken in partnership with the community and key stakeholders through a co-create journey involving , interviews, employee surveys, self-led walkshops, workshops and other events.

You can get involved by:

  • Telling us about your experiences with the site
  • Registering for a co-create workshop
  • Participating in the Creative Panel discussions

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From its inception, the Arts Precinct has been a key element in the planning of the Kingston Foreshore and is a leading destination for contemporary arts and culture in the ACT region. The ACT Government has made a commitment to delivering a precinct of value to the highest standards, that is sensitive to its surroundings, its cultural heritage and future sustainable living.

The ACT Government, artsACT and the Suburban Land Agency (SLA) are now moving forward with the development of the Kingston Arts Precinct, with completion planned for end of 2025.

We acknowledge that this site which we plan to redevelop is Ngunnawal Country. The Ngunnawal are the Indigenous people of this region and its first inhabitants. We seek to work in close cooperation with the land’s Traditional Custodians where this place remains as a meeting place for all to respect its natural history.

The SLA is taking a people-first approach to developing the Kingston Arts Precinct. We are developing a Place Brief with the community, arts organisations and stakeholders to guide future development of the site. Together with our place consultants – Place Design Group and Fourfold Studio – we are hosting a program of co-create workshops and creative activities to seek your views on what is important for you in this precinct, what types of experiences would you like from this place? This process invites the community to participate in the creation and activation of places they love and feel connected to.

We are building on community, arts organisations and stakeholder input to date and have commenced work to better understand the precinct and how people are using it. Follow the links below to find out more about the Kingston Arts Precinct project, the Place Design Brief process and all of our Community and Stakeholder engagement plans as we bring the Arts Precinct to life.

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Your input will help shape a place brief for the Kingston Arts Precinct. The Place Brief will be a guide for the precincts direction, management, future development, uses and space activation of the precinct.