Four multi-unit sites went under the hammer at Ginninderry today with all sites snapped up by local builders. It’s the second commercial auction for development sites in Strathnairn to achieve a 100% clearance rate in recent months and Ginninderry Project Director Steve Harding believes the result reflects the growing demand being seen across the project.
The Ginninderry team recently had the pleasure of welcoming River Cottage Australia host Paul West to the GX Display Village for a series of masterclasses. If you missed out on tickets to masterclass series, here's your chance to learn from the master himself.
When it comes to waste, the construction industry has traditionally been a big contributor, generating more than 20 million tonnes each year in Australia alone. But instead of heading straight to landfill, a huge portion of that waste could actually be recycled—so long as the right processes are put in place.
Invitations are being sought for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a Pop-up Café operator within Ginninderry's GX Display Village. The offer includes exclusive use of a coffee van and all associated equipment (purchased by Ginninderry) and also includes an activation fee as described within the EOI.
Registrations for 53 residential blocks at Strathnairn will open this week, representing the final release of land in the second stage of the high-profile Ginninderry development corridor.
The Ginninderry Local History Study has been recognised for its significant contribution to ACT Heritage by the National Trust of Australia – ACT at the 2020 Heritage Awards.
The first roads paved with Downer’s innovative recycled asphalt product – Reconophalt – were recently unveiled in Strathnairn. The decision to move to recycled asphalt in Stage 2 will see more than 4,200 tonnes paved, helping to divert soft plastics from 3,094,700 plastic bag and packaging equivalents, glass from 617,640 glass bottle equivalents, toner from 75,600 used printer cartridges and 1,050 tonnes of reclaimed road from landfill.
The Ginninderry Construction Program, delivered by Quality Training in Construction and Ginninderry’s SPARK Training and Employment Initiative, has taken out the ACT Industry Collaboration Award at the 2020 ACT Training Awards.
Ginninderry will be featured as part of Sustainable House Day on September 20, 2020. Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia.
From plastic bags to streets - Ginninderry spearheads adoption of recycled asphalt in Strathnairn, with 4,200 tonnes planned.
An innovative recycled asphalt solution is now being used to build roads in the new stages of Strathnairn. The roads paved in Stage 2 will divert soft plastics from 3,094,700 plastic bag and packaging equivalents, glass from 617,640 glass bottle equivalents, toner from 75,600 used printer cartridges and 1,050 tonnes of reclaimed road from landfill.
Edge by The Marsden Art Group (MAG) is now showing at The Link. MAG is a Canberra artist support group that was established in 2003 by Barbara van der Linden. Each year the group holds an exhibition of members' work where experienced artists mentor and support artists with a disability.
Since the opening of the GX Art Trail, Nicole Godding has not been idle. The interest shown in her work as displayed in the GX Display Village has been very encouraging and she has taken advantage of this by gathering new images for a collaborative exhibition she hopes to mount towards the end of this year.
Think back to the last meal you had. How much did it cost? You probably know what you paid for it - you may even still have the receipt - but what about the food’s environmental cost? Across the world, food production, distribution and consumption leaves a very heavy footprint and is a leading cause of environmental harm.
When you’re building a new house there are so many exciting decisions to be made, but there’s one part that’s often forgotten about — the landscaping. It’s the final piece of the puzzle, the cherry on top, and the final indication that a building site has truly become a home.
The Ginninderry Joint Venture has welcomed the NSW Government’s final approval of the Parkwood Planning Proposal. The decision triggers the realisation of the full benefits of the Ginninderry project, including a $170m investment in green infrastructure, public spaces and community facilities and an economic output of some $609m over the next five years alone.
One of Australia's favourite celebrity chefs is coming to Ginninderry on Sunday 2 August and here's your chance to be part of one of only two gourmet masterclasses.
Erin Conron is a glass artist living and working in Canberra. Following a busy year of making in 2018, Erin took the opportunity in 2019 to take a creative "leave of absence" and embarked on a road trip with her family travelling through the Northern Territory, all the while gaining inspiration for new creations in her favoured medium of glass.
Article re-published courtesy of The RiotACT. The developers of the Ginninderry precinct have a big vision for the 30,000 future inhabitants of the four new suburbs.
Al Phemister is a sculptor and arts advocate living in Yass. COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on his working life and his art practice. 2020 looked to be a year of opportunities for Al but the pandemic brought with it the cancellation or postponement of workshops in schools and with Southern Tablelands Arts; the cancellation of proposed exhibitions; and being stood down from his work at Canberra’s iconic recycling and re-use business, the Green Shed.
Statement from the Artist: "The recent summer of drought and fire in Australia had an enormous influence on my work, particularly my printmaking. I used the immediacy of the printmaking process to express my sorrow over the losses caused by drought then fire and my anger over the lack of action on the part of policy makers.
Stephanie Corkhill-Hyles is a painter working from her studio in rural New South Wales. Since the opening of the GX Display Village she has continued working on her practice and held a solo exhibition at Texas Jane in Wagga Wagga in December 2019.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) and the Ginninderry Conservation Trust are delivering an innovative program focused on providing accredited training within the Horticulture and Conservation Land Management sector.
Nicola Dickson is a painter and multi-media artist living in Canberra and working from her studio in Fyshwick. Nicola maintains a busy practice and is working towards a solo exhibition at the Beaver Galleries in Canberra (currently) planned for July of this year.
Take advantage of the sun o Dry your clothes indoors in the sun rather than using your dryer o Use appliances/set timers too o Open up your curtains and blinds during the day to let in the winter sun (don’t forget to close them once the sun is down) Close up those gaps and cracks o Draught proofing will give you your best bang for buck!
The Link sales and information office at Ginninderry will be open this long weekend and in line with Stage 2.1 of the ACT Government’s Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Roadmap, display homes will also be open with a maximum of up 20 people at any given time.
While there may not have been the traditional slamming of the gavel, there was still plenty of excitement as five sites were sold under the virtual hammer today! In an online auction first for Ginninderry, four multi-unit sites and one terrace pack in Strathnairn were eagerly snapped up by local builders and investors alike.
Ginninderry's vision is to be a sustainable community of international significance in the Capital Region. This vision is factored into every decision the project takes and we are committed to regularly measuring our progress against the range of objectives that support it.
Long before it was something most people even thought about, Chris Walton was passionate about sustainability. Chris grew up in the city of Brisbane, and he possessed a deep love for the ocean and nature, along with a strong desire for looking after the planet.
The Link sales and information office at Ginninderry remains open seven days a week and following the most recent ACT Government announcement on 8 May 2020, display homes may reopen with a maximum of up 10 people at any given time.
Despite cooler weather Autumn is a good time to work on the garden and get it ready for Spring.
Michele England works across a number of artistic mediums but principally in painting and textiles. Since the launch of the GX Art Trail in October 2019 she has continued her practice and in February of 2020 she began a Master of Philosophy degree at the ANU School of Art and Design, and has since been absorbed in reading and painting in her studio.
We wish to inform you that The Link Sales & Information Centre will be closed on Saturday 25 April for Anzac Day and reopen on Sunday 26 April at 10am. All display homes in Ginninderry’s GX Display Village are now open for private inspection, strictly by appointment only.
G.W.Bot is a painter, printmaker and sculptor who lives and works in Canberra. Bot is the creator of Ginninderry’s landmark sculpture The Little Eagle Glyph that greets visitors to the suburb of Strathnairn and symbolises the sense of place and connection with the land that underlies the Ginninderry development.
We wish to inform you that due to COVID-19 and the most recent restrictions to come into effect at midnight (25 March 2020), all display homes in Ginninderry’s GX Display Village are now open for private inspection, strictly by appointment only.
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and waterways on which we work; the Ngunnawal people, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone all programs under the Ginninderry SPARK Training & Employment Initiative until further notice.
Ginninderry’s innovative Conservation Trust has officially commenced work with the appointment of its inaugural Board and support staff. The first stage being 240 hectares of conservation area along the Murrumbidgee River in west Belconnen will be protected by the new Conservation Trust, which heralds a new era for the sustainable management of conservation assets within a developing community.
The Ginninderry Sponsorship Program encourages and supports the development of community and industry initiatives that align with the Ginninderry project objectives and the Community Development Strategy.
Like many young couples, Lauren Welfare and Matt Lewer thought the dream of home ownership may have been out of reach, but last week they became the very first residents to move into Strathnairn – Ginninderry’s first suburb.
A free bus service is being introduced linking residents of Ginninderry’s first suburb, Strathnairn to the Kippax bus interchange, Kingsford Smith School and Macgregor Primary School.
OBSERVATIONS OF INTERCONNECTEDNESS WITHIN MULLIGANS FLAT Rachael Robb presents artworks that are inspired by her Honours research project in Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, highlighting its wonderful flora and fauna, including the bettongs and echidnas, quolls, curlews and shinglebacks.
SPARK Ginninderry and Canberra Institute of Technology proudly support training and employment initiatives for local people. SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) are delivering an accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the community services sector.
Join in the exhilaration as the streets of GX come alive with non-stop Chinese New Year festivities from 11am - 2pm.
What’s in a (street) name? For the streets of Strathnairn, Ginninderry’s first suburb, the names are all a nod to remarkable individuals and groups who have contributed to primary industry and regional service across Australia.
On the Australia Day public holiday, Monday, Jan 27, our information centre The Link will remain open, as will all of these homes in the Ginninderry Experience Display Village.
The Ginninderry team is pleased to welcome Peter Delaney from Home Affordability Solutions to the GX Display Village this weekend for two information sessions.
An ex-military 6x6 Land Rover has been given a new lease on life following a world-first electric vehicle conversion commissioned by the Ginninderry team. Ginninderry’s new site tour vehicle - a 5.
Looking to get into the home market but falling short on your deposit? The team from Home Affordability Solutions can help! With their proven customised solutions, Peter Delaney and this team will be hosting two information sessions at Ginninderry's, GX Display Village to run through the many options that are available to everyday consumers.
Eleven local jobseekers are now on a path to employment after graduating from Goulburn's first Ginninderry SPARK Program delivered by TAFE NSW. The participants undertook three skill sets in construction at TAFE NSW Goulburn as part of a venture that saw SPARK Ginninderry unite with the PCYC Goulburn, Goulburn Place Plan and the Southern Regional Business Enterprise Centre.
The Link will remain closed on Sunday 5 January 2020 due to excessive smoke in the region. Tak care everyone!
This exhibition is a retrospective of artworks by local regional artist Kim Shannon dating back to early works from 2007 with most recent work in 2019. It explores variations on interiors and still life in a captivating fusion of colour and movement.
‘Tis the season to be at GX! Join us for another weekend of exciting festivities, inspiring talks and beautiful display homes, waiting to be explored. On Saturday, we're celebrating the festive season with a FREE community BBQ thanks to our friends from Harvey Norman.
The With One Voice Ginninderry Choir is seeking expressions of interest from suitably skilled people to conduct our choir from February, 2020. About Our Choir: With One Voice Ginninderry Choir is an un-auditioned choir that aims to provide a fun space to sing and create new friendships.
Join us this weekend to see GX in a new light with special twilight opening hours on Saturday with live music and a visit from Santa. Plus, enjoy food from some of Canberra's favourite vendors including Grease Monkey, Tikka Stand and Here's the Coffee.
Fantastic to see so many happy faces today at the SPARK Community Services Taster Program graduation. A big congratulations to all the graduates. What an amazing achievement.
Join us on Saturday 7 December as Ginninderry's GX Display Village goes wild with a free screening of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle! Escape to the jungle for a night of relaxed family fun as Ginninderry brings the outdoor cinema experience to Belconnen.
Katie and Alex are the small-town parents emerging from House Rules as one of Australia’s favourite renovation duos. And this weekend, they're heading to GX for a special styling workshop!
GX is set to come alive this weekend with live music, a kids zone and a series of tiny-house talks. Plus check out 'The Queen' (the world's first electric converted Land Rover Bushranger 6x6), chat to our friends from Belconnen Community Service and, on Sunday, meet Katie and Alex from House Rules who will be sharing their styling inspiration, just in time for the festive season.
Ginninderry is a long term, large project with a number of unique characteristics, particularly the cross-border nature of the project and the fact that it is being developed under a public/private joint venture arrangement.
Soak up the spring sunshine and walk the streets of GX this weekend to discover how Ginninderry is inspiring a new way of living. More than a display village, here you’ll find cutting-edge display homes, explore sustainability and local art trails, learn about the latest in design and building trends and be amazed by Mini-G – our very own ‘tiny house’.
Walk the streets of GX and discover how Ginninderry is inspiring a new way of living. More than a display village, here you’ll find cutting-edge display homes, explore sustainability and local art trails, learn about the latest in design and building trends and be amazed by Mini-G – our very own ‘tiny house’.
The streets of Ginninderry’s new display village – GX – came alive on Sunday with a festival style celebration headlined by celebrities, high-energy performers, family entertainment and a host of workshops and displays.
The Planning Institute of Australia Awards (PIA), Canberra Chapter were held last Friday to celebrate another year of outstanding planning practice, people and projects within the ACT.
This exhibition looks at the processes involved in the creation of the Ginninderry Landmark Sculpture 'Little Eagle Glyph' by Canberra-based artist G W Bot. As well as images of the fascinating processes involved in the production of the finished bronze artwork, the exhibition includes examples of the artist's graphic work and 3 marquettes (models) made prior to the final selection of the 'Little Eagle Glyph'.
The streets of Ginninderry’s new display village – GX – will come alive this weekend with a festival style celebration headlined by celebrities, high-energy performers, family entertainment and a host of workshops and displays.
GX is a new way of experiencing a new way of living. More than a display village, here you’ll find 16 cutting-edge display homes, explore sustainability and local art trails, learn from a range of fascinating speakers and demonstrations and be amazed by Mini-G – our very own ‘tiny house’.
Ballot registrations for 44 new blocks in Stage 2 at Strathnairn have opened. Blocks in this release are ideally located near Hilltop Park and green open spaces, and most qualify for free front landscaping.
Ginninderry today became the first greenfield development in Australia to roll out electric-bike sharing with a new e-bike fleet. The installation of e-bike sharing underpins Ginninderry’s position as the only ‘6 Star Green Star - Communities’ rated development in the region and forms part of an integrated active travel strategy that includes a network of dedicated cycle lanes.
SPARK Ginninderry, Strathnairn Arts Association, and Quality Training in Construction proudly support training and employment initiatives for local people. SPARK in partnership with Strathnairn Arts Association, artsACT, Quality Training in Construction (RTO code: 41039), Training Fund, Authority and Skills Canberra are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the construction sector.
Join us and discover all you need to know about designing and building at Ginninderry. Meet the Ginninderry team and our partner builders, have your building and design questions answered and chat to us about land sales and the range of house and land packages on offer.
A Curator collects. The artworks on display represent a very small sample of a collection that has developed over many years. My collection is wide-ranging and diverse and includes art from the Ancient World (Egypt, Greece, Rome); Asia (China, Japan, Tibet, India, Indonesia); Africa New Guinea and Melanesia.
Riverview Projects, is excited to announce an innovative partnership with Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, to ensure best practice bushfire management is maintained for all stages of the Ginninderry project.
With a packed program of music, art, dance, ceremony and stories that celebrate the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture, there was something for everyone at this year's NAIDOC in the North family event.
SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) are delivering an accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the community services sector.
SPARK Ginninderry proudly supports training and employment initiatives for local people. SPARK in partnership with PCYC Goulburn, Goulburn Place Plan, Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre and TAFE NSW (RTO Code: 90005) are delivering a new and innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the construction sector.
‘Women in Civil Construction’ training program sees nine local women offered full-time jobs on graduation
An innovative training program aimed at encouraging more women to consider a career in Civil Construction will see nine local woman offered full-time jobs in the sector following their graduation last week.
Together with our partners Huon Contractors and Calibre Group we were delighted to be awarded the CCF Earth Awards 2019 Winner PROJECT VALUE UP TO $2 MILLION in May and most recently, the Master Builders Association Civil – Hydraulic Award for the design and construction of the Ginninderry Sewer Vortex Structure.
SPARK Ginninderry and Canberra Institute of Technology proudly supports training and employment initiatives for local people. SPARK in partnership with Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code: 0101) are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the hospitality sector.
More than 60 residential blocks in the new suburb of Strathnairn were sold by ballot over the weekend following a successful sales campaign that saw significant interest from buyers looking to become part of the high-profile new community of Ginninderry in West Belconnen.
The Ginninderry SPARK Training and Employment Initiative proudly supports training and employment opportunities for the local community. SPARK in partnership with CIT are delivering another innovative accredited training program focusing on giving individuals accredited training within the Conservation Land Management & Horticulture sector.
Registrations for 122 residential blocks at Strathnairn will close this Sunday following a successful sales campaign which has seen significant interest from buyers looking to become part of the high-profile community in West Belconnen.
Congratulations to today's graduates who have now completed a Certificate I in Construction. The group enjoyed a BBQ at Zac's Place with many now continuing on with the second stage of the program, to complete a Certificate II in Construction.
As an innovative, sustainable community of international significance within the Capital Region, Ginninderry is inspiring a new way of living. How? By doing things a little differently.
Registrations for 122 residential blocks at Strathnairn, Ginninderry will open tomorrow morning representing the largest single release of blocks in the high-profile Belconnen development corridor to date.
Opportunity is now available for a Pop-up café operator at The Link – Ginninderry’s first multipurpose centre within the suburb of Strathnairn. Invitations are being sought for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for a Pop-up Café at The Link – an activated multipurpose hub which includes the Ginninderry Project Office and Sales Office.
As the deadline for the end of the First Home Owner Grant looms, it’s tempting for first home buyers to simply buy a standard apartment that’s within their price range.
Ginninderry’s SPARK training and employment initiative is expanding to provide courses in southern Canberra. Delivered by the Ginninderry Joint Venture with the assistance of the ACT Government, SPARK provides training for Canberrans to help them get into work.
Location, sustainability and affordability - the three reasons why Naveen and Poonam chose Ginninderry.
With our first residents set to move in before the years end, we caught up with Naveen and Poonam Bhatia to see what attracted them to Ginninderry and what excites them most about their new Streetscape Plus home.
The Yass Valley Council has today begun the formal community consultation process for the NSW part of Ginninderry – known as Parkwood Planning Proposal. Approximately 5,000 dwellings are proposed in Yass Valley.
Master Builders ACT together with SPARK and our partners are proud to launch this innovative training program to encourage more women to consider a career in the civil construction industry.
It's World Down Syndrome Day and we couldn't be prouder to be able to share it with Peter and Kathryn who have both become valuable members of the Ginninderry team.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology, is offering a program focussing on skills development and work experience in the business administration sector.
Ginninderry’s Training and Employment Manager Emma Sckrabei has been named the 2019 ACT Woman of the Year. Emma has been the driving force behind SPARK - Ginninderry’s award-winning training and employment program.
The Ginninderry Sponsorship Program encourages and supports the development of community and industry initiatives that align with the Ginninderry project objectives and the Community Development Strategy.
The Ginninderry project team is now in the third year of a research project looking at the movement of the Little Eagle and ecology in and around the ACT. Working with the ACT Government, CSIRO and researchers from ANU, we've been tracking four adult males and a number of chicks.
Belco Bash is a multicultural cricket festival created through a partnership between the Ginninderra Cricket Club and Ginninderry. It aims to bring the community together through our shared passions for cricket and diversity.
The inspiring designs exhibition showcases three local artists, Claire Primrose, Geoff Farqhuar-Still and GW Bot whose works will be used in a wide rang of ways across the Ginninderry development.
A traditional Lion Dance eschewed in the Lunar New Year at Ginninderry today with performers bringing the sights and sounds of this incredible celebration to The Link.
SPARK in partnership with North Belconnen Community Association Inc. YMCA Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology - RTO 0101 are delivering an innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the Early Childhood Education and care sector.
The Ginninderry SPARK Training and Employment Initiative proudly supports training and employment opportunities for the local community. SPARK in partnership with Zac's Place, Yass Community Garden, TAFE NSW and the Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre are delivering another innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and potential employment within the building and construction sector.
Property Council of Australia’s Girls in Property program launched today in Canberra. We had the privilege of hosting their panel right here at The Link, with some of our team members participating as speakers at this important event.
The Development Application (DA) for EDP2 the development of Stage 2 in Strathnairn, Ginninderry’s first suburb, is now open and available for comment. A variety of documents detailing the design of the suburb are available for review until 9 January 2019.
Congratulations to the participants of the SPARK Hospitality Pre-Employment Program, who graduated today. Well done to all for your hard work and commitment. Here's a few snapshots of their journeys.
It was fantastic to welcome Tony and Ros Fairbrother to Gininderry this week and take them out on site to the future Fairbrother Street in Strathnairn. The street has been named after Tony’s brother Dr Jeffory Graham Fairbrother AM (1934–2015) Pictured: From left: Steve Osarek, Huon Contractors with Tony and Ros Fairbrother Jeff Fairbrother made a significant contribution to the poultry industry through research and advisory roles, and the development of regulatory policies on animal health and welfare, food safety standards, quarantine and biosecurity.
Three terrace packs and one multi-unit site went under the hammer today with all four parcels of land being snapped up by local builders. Located in Stage 1, the land is adjacent to the existing Strathnairn Arts precinct and the future community recreation park, with easy access to the natural attractions that set Ginninderry apart.
Works along Drake-Brockman Drive are now completed as part of a three-stage approach to the upgrade and enhancement of the road corridor. The Stage 1 upgrade works focused on the implementation of Local Area Traffic Management measures which are specially designed to address existing driver behaviour and safety issues along the corridor.
Ginninderry’s footie legends wrap up another year – A message from the Belconnen Magpies Football Club
Magpies Juniors has been very fortunate to have the continued support of Ginninderry through sponsorship of its Belconnen grassroots Auskick Rookie program – Little Legends.
In conjunction with Strathnairn Arts Open Day, SPRINGFEST will be held at The Link on 28 October, from 10am-4pm. Markets Earth-friendly markets, hosting local makers who use sustainable materials and methods, as well as pre-loved treasures, and a range of food including multicultural offerings.
Celebrating their first anniversary at Riverview Projects, Kathryn and Peter today attended the Canberra Business Chamber, Inclusion in Employment Project – Peer to Peer information session to talk about their experiences as members of the Ginninderry project team.
The Ginninderry Living Lab is an extremely exciting part of this new community. The Ginninderry Living Lab provides a framework to allow long term research programs to occur over the lifetime of the 40-year project to explore and deliver best practice thinking over time.
An ActewAGL electric vehicle charging station, the first to service West Belconnen and the first of several planned for Ginninderry, was launched today by Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury.
Ginninderry has today welcomed the new ACT Government cat containment legislation with Conservation Manager, Jason Cummings saying, “Our Ginninderry Conservation Corridor is being established to protect endangered wildlife and provide recreation opportunities for our community.
“A Hat of Many Dreams” is a contemporary collection of portraits and stories depicting individuals of our Canberra here and now. For almost three years, Akka Ballenger Constantin has spent her time interviewing and photographing people from all walks of life, hoping to open an honest dialogue by exploring their dreams: current and forgotten ones.
After helping to create some 175 jobs and over 200 work experience opportunities for local people, Ginninderry’s Emma Sckrabei has today been chosen from 23 entrants, as one of the three winners in the Westfield Local Heroes program – an initiative which recognises the work of those who promote social well-being and harmony in our community.
Since the Ginninderry Joint Venture began its community partnership with the Belconnen Magpies Football Club (BMFC) in 2017, the Little Legends Auskick and the Legendary Girls programs have done nothing but grow, not only in size but also in their sense of community.
The ACT Down Syndrome association recently spoke with David Maxwell, the Managing Director of Ginninderry, about employing people with Down Syndrome. Here's David's perspective on this decision and strategies used for a successful outcome.
Check out this article from the MBA's Canberra Builder magazine about the amazing team behind Ginninderry: MBA Canberra Builder magazine
Things are moving quickly here at Ginninderry. In our first suburb of Strathnairn all the street names have been named. Those names all come with a rich history, celebrating the lives of many remarkable individuals of this nation.
On a sunny morning in May, a small group of AGHS members drove out to Ginninderry, a new housing development area near Belconnen. In a joint venture between the ACT Government and the Riverview Pty Ltd, 11,500 homes will be built in stages over 37 years.
Recently we welcomed our latest work experience student to Ginninderry. Alyssa Rodwell spent almost two weeks from the April 30th to May 9th on the team. Alyssa plans to go into architecture in the future, so she spent her time with us working with our Design Manager, Hoa Luu.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (RTO Code:0101) are for the first time, delivering a new training program focused on giving individuals accredited training within the Horticulture and Conservation Land Management sector.
When: Sunday 17 June 2-3.30pm at Trader & Co. 92 Meehan St, Yass
Ginninderry proudly sponsors the ACT Region Conservation Council. The team attended the conservation council’s World Environment Day Dinner on Saturday June 2 and got to meet some other very interesting guests; a pair of endangered lizards, the Grasslands Earless Dragon and Striped Legless Lizard.
https://youtu.be/2_W0GlL8BNY The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have just launched their new Music in MY School program at schools across the Capital Region and Yass Valley Shire, providing inspiring and meaningful classical music experiences to school students and their teachers.
Ginninderry acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Part of the vision for the Ginninderry development is to “ReGenerate” the large ex-Government site on Parkwood Road to create a fantastic green open space surrounded by places and spaces for cafes, performances, artisans and cottage industry.
Since 2011 Riverview Group has proudly supported the ACT Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and sponsored the Young Environmentalist Award. In 2017 Ginninderry’s Community and Cultural Planner, Susan Davis first met Ben Maliel, the recipient of a High Commendation at the ACT Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards 2017.
Trees play a vital role in determining the character of any new or established development. Recognised for their healing properties and mind-body health benefits, recent findings are also purporting the role of trees in reducing urban heat and increasing property values; but when all is said and done, it is large canopy trees and lush greenery that make for a beautiful streetscape.
I’ve grown up in Canberra, and have been lucky enough to be engaged in the Ginninderry residential development in one way or another throughout studying for a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the Australian National University (ANU).
Construction work has begun on the Capital Region’s newest master planned development representing a major milestone for the Ginninderry project, which is set to deliver a substantial proportion of Canberra’s greenfield land supply and offering affordable, sustainable and innovative housing.
Active travel is any mode of travel that involves physical activity and is an effective way to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Active travel is a way of getting around that’s better for the environment, better for you, and safer for everyone.
Response to Ginninderra Falls Association, Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park: Information Note 57
On the 21st of April 2018 the Ginninderra Falls Association posted the following item on the GFA web site: Murrumbidgee - Ginninderra Gorges National Park: Information Note 57 Submitted by Darryl Seto on Sat, 21/04/2018 - 4:00pm As reported in the Canberra Times on 2 April "The joint venture behind the huge Ginninderry cross-border residential development has applied for an environmental impact statement exemption for the vast bulk of the land release on the territory side of the border.
“Songs from my grasslands” is a project born from the synaesthetic collaboration of two local artists sharing their mutual passion for arts. The Grasslands are the special headspace where Akka Ballenger Constantin spends a lot of her time, wandering with a camera in her hand.
This month the ReNew Magazine published an article in their April 2018 issue comparing energy costs over 10 years for houses with gas appliances, electrical appliances, and electrical appliances with solar panels, based on a study by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).
Meet the fascinating Eloise Fisher from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's Music in MY School Program
Ginninderry is delighted to be partnering with the Canberra's Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in bringing the Music in MY School education program to life, enabling the joy of music to be shared with local children and teachers.
Late last year, the CSIRO published a report commissioned by the ACT Government exploring the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Canberra. Its findings have been the subject of much discussion, most recently by Minister Shane Rattenbury on ABC Radio in Canberra.
Please join us for a sneak peek of artwork created during term one, 2018, by Bungee participants from St Thomas Aquinas School. This project will continue through term two, 2018, and will produce a legacy piece of mosaic art to be permanently installed in the community space at The Link in Ginninderry.
Our SPARK Training and Employment Initiative has just finished another wonderful program, the first of many in 2018, the Belconnen Return to Work Program for Women.
There is compelling research to suggest children exposed to music at a young age may have better learning potential than those who aren’t. Findings such as these are the inspiration behind Ginninderry’s decision to partner with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for their Education Program, Music in MY School.
Recently, the Ginninderry team began works to preserve the Belconnen Farm Heritage Precinct as part of the project’s ongoing conservation commitment. Belconnen Farm is a significant farm group with a succession of buildings, and remnants of various archaeological resources which all contribute to an understanding of the use and development of the place since the 1830s.
Based in Queanbeyan, Claire Primrose studied Visual Art at the Australian National University, majoring in Printmaking and graduated in 1997. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Art Education and has taught both Visual Art and Dance at various high schools in Canberra.
The Ginninderry project team has underlined its commitment to creating a sustainable community with the announcement today that a Territory Plan waiver will be granted to allow an all-electric pilot project to occur for stage 1 of the development including approximately 350 dwellings.
After the roaring success of Winterfest and Springfest, Ginninderry continues its tradition of seasonal celebrations on Saturday 24 February 2018 with SUMMERFEST - Ginninderry’s family-friendly celebration of summer with live music, dance and theatre performances from local artists including: Simone Penkethman Simone Penkethman is a Canberra based singer, guitarist and songwriter.
2017 was a busy year for Ginninderry’s Sustainability Manager, Jessica Stewart – particularly on the education front! Over the course of the last 12 months, Jess attended a number of national forums where she met with like-minded experts to share ideas and present the vision and approach to sustainability at Ginninderry.
Project Development Manager Imran Khan and Design Manager Hoa Luu are part of the team responsible for delivering the parks and roads that almost everything else you hear about us doing is built upon.
On Friday 15 December 2017, members of Ginninderry’s future community gathered to celebrate the first of many, ‘future resident initiatives.’ The night dubbed Ginninderry’s Future Resident Eve sought to provide future community members the opportunity to take a tour of their blocks, before dinner and entertainment in the form of our very own With One Voice Ginninderry Choir singing Christmas Carols, the unveiling of the Ginninderra Creek Mosaic art feature, a visit from Santa and plantings in the Ginninderry communal garden.
Community & stakeholder engagement news Community stakeholder and engagement opportunities have been abundant in November and December, with a variety of activities taking the form of several notable project team members presenting at the recent Canberra Design Festival, Energy Matters Forum, NAWIC Smart Cities breakfast, and Canberra Urban Regional Futures (CURF) Annual Forum 2017.
A smart community is one that puts connectivity at its centre – connectivity of its people and data. A smart community is one that is enhanced with technology – allowing it to become a platform for not only the collection of real-time data but the sharing and analysis of this data for the benefit of the community.
What do you get when you put an artist, a historian, an Aboriginal Elder and some high school students together? You get a beautiful mosaic which tells the story of Ginninderra Creek, a natural waterway on the boundary of the Ginninderry project which holds important memories for the local people, the rural families who farmed both sides of the creek and the Ngunnawal people.
Biosensitivity is a term created by Stephen Boyden of the Frank Fenner Foundation (FFF) to describe a way of living that is best both for people and for nature. The FFF Team believes that just being sustainable isn’t enough, and that society needs to be respectful of nature, aware of their impact and ensure no damage is done to the world’s ecosystems.
Ginninderry’s Managing Director David Maxwell joined a jam-packed line-up of experts on Thursday, speaking at the Canberra Urban Regional Futures (CURF) Annual Forum 2017 .
On Monday I had the opportunity to meet with many local artist representatives to capture their thoughts on a potential project to pilot an Artist Catalogue at Ginninderry.
With the recently published Housing Choices Discussion Paper by the ACT Government, understanding how we can better meet the housing needs of Canberrans, has never been more relevant.
Today we had the opportunity to celebrate with our latest SPARK graduates who successfully completed the West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program.
Article by Julie Armstrong - ACT for Bees To celebrate Australian Pollinator Week we are inviting you to become involved by taking part in The Wild Pollinator Count and contribute to wild pollinator conservation in Australia.
A new community information display has opened at Wins Creek Meadery in Murrumbateman this week as part of ongoing engagement with the local community for the Parkwood Planning Proposal.
Riverview Projects Managing Director David Maxwell joined Conservation Council President Rod Griffiths as his ‘Walk the Border ACT – A Watershed Walk’ fundraising event crossed onto Ginninderry today.
Riverview Developments and Waters Consultancy have taken top honours at the recent National Trust of Australia’s ACT Chapter Heritage Awards, following their nomination as winner of the Aboriginal Cultural Values Assessment category.
Who Am I and Who is My Mob? – a mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
“Who am I and who is my mob?” was the question asked by a group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who participated in the aptly named joint Ginninderry and Rotary sponsored project.
Tin Shed Art Group proudly presents: Chaos to Cohesion Exhibition. The Tin Shed Art Group are known for their stimulating and varied work using a range of mediums and styles.
It’s been an exciting few weeks for our clever team of innovators and future leaders here at Ginninderry, who have picked-up no less than three nationally recognised awards! Setting the tone in August of things to come were the announcements at the Property Council Awards night that Ginninderry's Sustainability Manager Jessica Stewart had won the Future Leader award, and Riverview Group the 2017 Business of the Year award.
On Sunday 17 September 2017, The Link building held tours, talks and a cooking demonstration for the public to celebrate Sustainable House Day. Established in 2001, Sustainable House Day is a national event that allows the public to see and learn from the best environmental homes in Australia.
In conjunction with Strathnairn Arts Open Day, SPRINGFEST will be held at The Link on 14 October, from 10am-5pm. From performing artists and handmade crafts to a puppet show, choir performance and a footy clinic, this social and community event will keep the whole family entertained! View the 2017 Springfest Program HERE.
On Sunday 17 September just over 130 'sustainable' enthusiasts visted The Link to join in the national iniative, Sustainable House Day. Thank you to all of our experts who helped to answer the many questions on energy, building, design and ways to live more sustainably.
The latest buzz word to hit the housing market is around ‘intergenerational living’. The aptly named term describes a growing trend amongst families the world over to shy away from buying a traditional family home, in preference for something a little more enduring – something that will stand the test of time from a practical perspective, when and if their children flee the nest – that’s right, ‘if’.
The Link building located in the first suburb of Ginninderry, Strathnairn will be holding tours, talks and a cooking demonstration for the public on Sustainable House Day on Sunday, September 17.
Ever wanted to make a macramé plant hanger but didn’t know how? What about honing your photography skills or developing an appreciation for poetry, visual arts or music? Thanks to the ‘Crafternoons’ initiative, part of Ginninderry’s CREATE Arts and Cultural Program, now’s your chance! We’ve even got something for the mini-crafters with our Children’s Art and Photography Workshops.
Mary Hutchison is a public historian and writer, specialising in collaborative and creative interpretation of history and place. As part of the Ginninderry arts and cultural program CREATE she is currently conducting a local history study of Ginninderry that encompasses nature, culture, people and places.
Eight of the Magpies’ most talented Under-18 youth girls put their best foot forward recently, representing the Magpies Football Club in the NSW AFL Under-18 National Championships, and National School Girls Competition in Perth.
On 19 June 2017, the SPARK team celebrated day one of its partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), to deliver an 18-week hospitality training program to 17 members of the local community.
Deputy Chief Minister and local member for Ginninderra, Yvette Berry, will tonight launch the Ginninderry CREATE Program – an initiative designed to inspire culture and community by connecting residents through the pursuit of art.
Are you interested in learning more about ‘Smart Living’ options that will be available at Parkwood? Head to Yass’ Trader & Co. Sunday 16 July from 2pm-3pm, for a FREE presentation by our Sustainability Manager, Jessica Stewart, and discover how each and every one of us can build for ourselves and the environment.
Old trees provide a range of habitats for native mammals (including bats), reptiles, insects and birds, that cannot be provided by younger trees. Their large limbs, dead branches, tree hollows, peeling bark and logs provide all sorts of roosting and nesting opportunities, as well as producing seed, pollen and nectar.
A select number of local builders have been hand-picked to bring the master planned vision for Ginninderry to life. All of the builders were assessed against a number of criteria, in particular their desire and ability to add to the vision for Ginninderry, as well as offering exceptional value for money and quality.
SPARK in partnership with the Canberra Institute of Technology and Belconnen Community Service is delivering a new and innovative accredited training program focusing on skills development, work experience and employment within the community care sector, to be known as Belconnen Community Care Pre-Employment Program Specifically targeting people living within the Belconnen and the wider region, the program will provide.
Community interest in securing a residential block or affordable flexi-living housing solution is rising, following yet another busy weekend at The Link, after registrations for the second sale release opened on Friday.
Ginninderry’s second release will focus on housing affordability with 36 new flexi-living series homes on offer. Our flexi-living series is designed for the first home buyer, offering a variety of architect designed homes.
According to 32-year old civil engineer, Amila Perera, his wife, 32-year old Chamila, and their five-year old son Imeth, buying-into Ginninderry’s unique community is a once in a lifetime opportunity; which thanks to a lucky draw, is one they’ll be enjoying the reality of, for years to come.
Exciting times are ahead for this young couple, who are celebrating the recent announcement they are to be Ginninderry’s first Flexi-Living series buyers. Canberra-locals 22-year old self-employed makeup artist Tara Florence and her partner, 22-year old electrician, Connor McCallum sat down with the team recently to share their insights on why they, as first home buyers, were inspired to purchase in Ginninderry’s first suburb Strathnairn, what sets it apart from other developments, and in particular, the unique Flexi-Living series.
Another remarkable milestone was reached today for SPARK, with 12 participants from the Yass Construction Program celebrating their graduation. Over the course of the 12-week program, participants developed a range of skills and techniques, including but not limited to concreting, paving and brick-laying.
Step inside Ginninderry’s unique Flexi-Living series, with our new range of animations designed to bring the concept to life! See the diversity in these integrated designs, as you take a virtual tour through seven homes in the new suburb of Strathnairn.
Today we had the opportunity to celebrate our latest 19 SPARK participants who graduated as part of the West Belconnen Administration Pre-Employment Program. The program has been running out of Charnwood for the past three months and it is amazing to see how far all participants have come in that time.
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