Martin Ollman

City Place Manager

Canberra City lost its pulse a while ago. The City Renewal Authority has engaged us as City Place Managers to help restart the heart of the city.

Lavanna and Oli manage the City Place Team – 10 government hands-on staff – to lift the standard of cleaning, comfort, greenery and activation of the city centre. They oversee the events and installation programs of the city, which are restarting as COVID restrictions ease. Dionysus are working with the City Renewal Authority on soft and hard infrastructure changes to make the city places about its people, as well as supporting and developing cultural programs to build the rhythm and identity of Canberra City.

Client

City Renewal Authority, ACT Government

Purpose

To work with many people to cultivate the soul of Canberra City.

Roles

Manage the city events and installation program; direct the dashing City Place Team to clean and green the City and Inner Braddon.

When

From Feb 2019 onwards

Regularity

2.1 FTE

Initiatives

Street furniture, planter boxes, ReNewYou, Lunchbox Acoustic and projects not yet unveiled

Project calendar

Project
Client
Purpose
Roles
When

Lunchbox Acoustic

Client

City Renewal Authority

Purpose

To enliven the city and employ musicians during COVID-19.

Roles

Book, event manage and artist liaison

When

August-December 2020

Spring Lantern with Australian Dance Party

Four dancers and a cellist in illuminated dresses rove Lonsdale Street, Braddon.

Featuring Alison Plevey, Olivia Fyfe, Ashley Bye, Deb Di Centa and Alex Voorhoeve.

Client

City Renewal Authority

Purpose

To bring Floriade performances into Braddon

Type

Dance

Roles

Program and Manage

When

7-8pm

Regularity

Once-off

Lorna Sim