Sitchu Living

There is a lot happening in our nation’s capital, and the local community is benefiting fromsmart newadditions. 6 Say Canberra City, and you may get a confused look from the locals. An area that’s long been known by its unofficial name, Civic, this bustling city is a real mixed bag. A metropolis that likes to be the centre of attention, Civic has no intention of being sidelined by its vibrant neighbours. Pulsing with an impressive foodie, bar and shopping scene, Civic is a standout for its many attractions: Canberra Centre, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Civic Square, Canberra Theatre Centre, The Street Theatre, Canberra Carousel and Casino Canberra, just to name a few. Awidely popular shopping destination, CanberraCentre houses all the big names and smaller boutiques, as well as a dedicated health and wellness precinct. North Quarter is the centre’s outdoor dining destination. The heritage-listed Melbourne Building plays a starring role on Civic’s foodie trail and nightlife scene. Pedestrian malls City Walk and Garema Place are overflowing with more shopping options and culinary delights. For after-hour hangouts, Garema Place is a popular go-to, not only for its seriously good food but also for its vast selection of cocktail lounges, wine bars and pubs. But Civic is not all about fun and games, with also being home to the ACT Legislative Assembly, ACT Magistrates Court, and theDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy andResources. And close by is the sprawling campus of the prestigious Australian National University. Needless to say, there’s a buzz to Civic that ebbs and flows throughout the week that has widespread appeal. CANBERRA DYNAMIC CITY