ACT bus interchange

Renewal of the Woden Bus Interchange set to make for a better passenger experience

The Woden Bus Interchange redevelopment in ACT is progressing well, with a development application to be submitted later this month.

The latest stage will see $3.25 million invested to make the interchange more accessible and safer for commuters, bringing the total investment by the ACT Government to $5.75 million.

The western end of the interchange will be demolished, making way for new steps and a public lift to help improve facilities there.

Lighting will be increased and modernised throughout in an effort to create a safer and more welcoming environment for bus users.

The stairs will include a bicycle rail for easy access for cyclists to transport their bikes up and down, and the old toilets at the base of the existing stairs will be replaced with modern facilities.

Extensive public consultation has taken place with a wide range of stakeholders and user groups and the Woden Valley Community Council was briefed on the plans in May.

Nearby building and business owners have also expressed their support.

Public notification of the development application for this latest stage will occur in late May, once it has been lodged with the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

Work will also be done to create an active link between the interchange and businesses in Woden town square and to provide new walking and cycling paths, to connect Woden’s parks and public spaces to the main commercial area.

The Act Government is hopeful the redevelopment of the bus interchange will herald the start of a new, more prosperous era for the town centre – hence the associated beautification and landscaping works.

The redevelopment of the bus interchange is part of a wider plan by the ACT government to transform and modernise the Woden town centre.

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