Woden Projects

We're working on a number of projects across Woden from major infrastructure projects and road upgrades through to land releases and community spaces. Not all of these projects are open for community engagement, but you can find out more about each in the table below.

Projects Underway

Project What's it about? Where can I find out more?
Woden Community Centre The ACT Government is designing a multi-purpose community building to meet the growing needs of both not for profit and government service providers in Woden. Send an email
Various private DAs A number of private developments are underway or proposed for the Woden region. Through the Development Assessment (DA) process, community have the opportunity to comment on proposed development as it moves through the assessment process. Click here
Mawson Drive safety upgrades Construction is underway on improvements along Mawson Drive between Athllon Drive and Ainsworth Street in Mawson as part of the Australian Government’s Black Spot Program. Click here
Land Release Program The Indicative Land Release Program aims to make sure enough land is released to the market to cater for Canberra’s growth and change as we build a compact, liveable and sustainable city. The program has indicated a number of sites in the Woden region for release throughout 2020-2021. Click here
Athllon Drive Corridor Design work is underway to improve safety of the Athllon Drive corridor through several upgrades which include duplication of the remaining unduplicated sections of the road.

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Woden Bus Depot Work to recommission the Woden bus depot at Phillip is progressing with construction to commence in mid-2022. The new depot will improve the efficiency and reliability of the Transport Canberra bus service as buses can be garaged closer to the areas they service, creating less out of service running and a more responsive and flexible operation. Click here
Centenary Hospital for Women and Children Expansion We have invested more than $50 million to expand the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children (CHWC). This is an exciting project that will ensure we are able to meet the growing health service demand from the Canberra community as our population continues to rapidly increase over coming years. Click here
Mawson stormwater and placemaking improvements Design work is underway to address flooding issues in the vicinity of the Mawson Group Centre. Due to the location of the proposed works in the area between the Southlands Shopping Centre and the Mawson district playing fields, placemaking improvements are also being designed. These include improvements to the path network, landscaping and street lighting.

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Projects Coming Up

Project What's it about? Where can I find out more?
Furzer St. Phillip development
Block 2, Section 180

The existing development site on the corner of Melrose Drive and Corinna Street in Phillip is to be released in early 2020 for future development. Send an email
Age Friendly Suburbs Program In the 2021-22 ACT Budget funding was provided to continue age friendly improvements in Chifley. In 2022 we will invite stakeholders and the broader community to get involved and provide feedback on improvements. Click here

Projects Completed


What's it about?

Where can I find out more?

Woden Experiment

We re-energised the Woden Town Centre through the #WodenExperiment. Following its success, further improvements were undertaken in the pedestrian link between the Town Square to Corinna Street including in the Woden Library forecourt.

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Woden Library upgrades When the ACT Heritage Library moved location in 2019, space was made available on the top floor of the Woden Library to provide an upgraded community area. In December 2021 work was completed to deliver four new community spaces. Click here
Demolition of the former CIT Woden We demolished the buildings on the former site of the CIT Woden Campus. The demolition reduced the risk of exposure to loose-fill friable asbestos and remediated the site to a stable condition. The site is currently being used as a temporary staff carpark for Canberra Hospital staff while the ACT Government conducts studies on the most appropriate use for the site.
Woden and Mawson Master Plans We released master plans for the Woden town centre and Mawson centre and implemented their recommendations through variations to the Territory Plan. Click here
Southside Community Step Up Step Down The new Southside Community Step Up Step Down (SCSUSD) mental health facility opened in May 2021 in Gaunt Place, Garran. It is allowing more Canberrans to better transition between levels of support as their mental health needs change.
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Heysen Street Link Walking and cycling connections between Weston Creek and Woden have been improved with the completion of three key projects better connecting the two regions. Click here
Woden active travel improvements Cycling and pedestrian improvements in the Woden Town Centre are complete including a bi-directional cycleway from Launceston Street, along Furzer Street and Corinna Street, and onto Callam Street. Click here
Launceston Street/Irving Street intersection upgrade The intersection of Launceston Street and Irving Street has been signalised to improve safety. Click here