In the 1970s, Woden was booming. Once a thriving hub of activity, in the years since it has lagged behind neighbouring town centres like Tuggeranong. Having long lost its shine, Woden had become tired, run-down and seriously lacking in vibrancy. But not any longer. Because Geocon’s ambitious WOVA – WOden reVAmped – is set to revitalise the entire area.
Designed by the world-leading Fender Katsalidis Architects and OCULUS Urban Design, WOVA will be a landmark mixed-use development. Made up of four impressive buildings, including a sleek 24-storey tower, this innovative project will change the entire make up of Woden and its surrounds. Delivering 800 apartments, contemporary workspaces, and public and private amenities – the momentous shift from ‘past its prime’ to thriving town centre is imminent. This industry-leading project will enable vital connections between nearby businesses, government offices, recreational and shopping facilities, and local neighbourhoods – creating countless new jobs and opportunities in the process. And with Stage 2 of the Light Rail extending from the City to Woden, the possibilities are endless. WOVA will also place a keen focus on public spaces for the community, including extensive landscaping and public art. Lively additions like street markets and family entertainment will add even more colour to the area. One thing’s clear: the future lies in Woden.