Key move 2: Framing the Square

Selectively building on the northern edge of the Square does more than create the series of smaller, interconnected spaces. It's also the way we can stimulate activity, improve design quality and stipulate the types of businesses that frame the space and how they interact with public space.

The Performing Arts Precinct (including Isaac Theatre Royal and The Piano), Town Hall, Convention Centre and the new Central Library are all within the focus area, so there is already a natural connection to the arts, education and creative enterprises.

The draft concept proposed to take this a step further, creating a critical mass of knowledge, education and creativity that will help deliver an active, attractive and internationally relevant centre. The regeneration strategy will explore short and medium term options to help achieve this.

Artist's impression: oblique aerial 3D view of buildings and spaces in Cathedral Square and surrounds.


Read about the other key moves.



Selectively building on the northern edge of the Square does more than create the series of smaller, interconnected spaces. It's also the way we can stimulate activity, improve design quality and stipulate the types of businesses that frame the space and how they interact with public space.

The Performing Arts Precinct (including Isaac Theatre Royal and The Piano), Town Hall, Convention Centre and the new Central Library are all within the focus area, so there is already a natural connection to the arts, education and creative enterprises.

The draft concept proposed to take this a step further, creating a critical mass of knowledge, education and creativity that will help deliver an active, attractive and internationally relevant centre. The regeneration strategy will explore short and medium term options to help achieve this.

Artist's impression: oblique aerial 3D view of buildings and spaces in Cathedral Square and surrounds.


Read about the other key moves.