Ginninderry

Welcome to Ginninderry

More than 10 years in the making, Ginninderry has innovation, diversity and ecological criteria at its heart.

With the mountains as your backdrop, the Murrumbidgee River on your doorstep and Belconnen Town Centre only 10 minutes away, it’s easy to see why Ginninderry is inspiring a new way of living.

Explore our Newsfeed below for the latest from our project team or find out more about buying at Ginninderry.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry - Part twelve: Formd

22 JuneBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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SPARK meets industry workforce needs with a new training and employment program in community care

21 JuneBy Emma Sckrabei

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.

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Land aplenty for Canberra newbies and Ginninderry future residents

13 JuneBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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Flexi-Living – a place to call home for this lucky couple!

2 JuneBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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From SPARKs to flames – bright futures for Yass grads!

1 JuneBy Emma Sckrabei

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.

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Take your tour of Ginninderry’s Flexi-Living series

29 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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Bright SPARKS shine at graduation!

26 MayBy Emma Sckrabei

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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Locals flock to ‘Meet the Builders of Ginninderry’

22 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

Cupcakes, advice on available house and land packages and designs were a-plenty at Ginninderry’s Builders’ Information Night, where prospective buyers took advantage of the unique opportunity to seek advice and input from Ginninderry’s builders on their range of housing designs and available house and land packages.

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Find your dream home at our Builders' Information Night

Thursday 18 May 2017

Looking to purchase a house and land package within Ginninderry’s new suburb of Strathnairn? Don’t miss the opportunity to meet some of our partner builders next Thursday 18 May at The Link, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt (adjacent to Strathnairn Arts Association).

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Little Legends and Legendary Girls football programs launched

9 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

Ginninderry yesterday announced a new community partnership with the Belconnen Magpies Football Club (BMFC). Ginninderry’s corporate sponsorship will see the joint venture become naming rights sponsor for the Belconnen Cats and Magpies Junior Football Club Auskick programs, along with the BMFC youth girls’ football program.

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How Ginninderry is endeavouring to alleviate the housing affordability challenge

5 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

In the planning and preparation for the Ginninderry project we are mindful of the ever-growing challenge of housing affordability in the ACT. Creating a variety of housing options, that meet all levels of the market, should be a priority for all new housing developments, and it’s a priority that we are focusing on in our first stage at Ginninderry.

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Ginninderry receives commendation at national awards

4 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

Ginninderry has taken out a commendation in the Planning Institute of Australia’s (PIA’s) 2017 national awards for Public Engagement and Community Planning, recognising their ongoing commitment to effective stakeholder and community engagement.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry - Part Eleven: Bode Living

27 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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Sliding Doors - with a difference

26 AprilBy Susan Davis

Friday 21 April signaled a special occasion in time for the Ginninderry project, with the installation by ACT Steelworks of two perforated, powder coated steel screens completing the current entrance way to the project office and multi-purpose community centre, The Link.

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Canberra’s Little Eagle travels a long way  

20 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

A small GPS tracker attached by a harness to the back of a male Little Eagle over a year ago is revealing surprising information about one of the ACT’s vulnerable birds of prey, Minister for the Environment Mick Gentleman said today.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part Ten: Renaissance Homes

20 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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"With One Voice Ginninderry" Choir

Saturday 24 June 2017

With One Voice Ginninderry choir unites people of all ages, from all faiths and all walks of life: migrants, people with disabilities, job seekers, executives, seniors, students, refugees, asylum seekers and more.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part Nine: Rawson Homes

13 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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Ginninderry registrations continue to grow after opening weekend

11 AprilBy Ross Hincksman

Registrations for Ginninderry’s first sales release are now in full swing after a big weekend of activity at our community sales and information sessions. The public’s response to the release was overwhelmingly positive from the moment registrations opened at 9am on Saturday morning.

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Building a Sustainable Community

8 AprilBy Jessica Stewart

Sustainability means a lot of different things to a lot of people. To me, a sustainable community is one which has been planned and built with a focus on connectedness, consideration for the environment and custodianship.

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The Link – open for business

7 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

Ginninderry’s multi-purpose community centre, The Link, officially opened today ahead of what promises to be a weekend full of activity to support the first sales release.

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Ginninderry Community Information Sessions

Saturday 8 April 2017

Registrations for the first release in Stage 1 of Ginninderry’s suburb of Strathnairn will commence at a series of community information sessions on Saturday 8 April and Sunday 9 April.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part Eight: Sienna Homes Building Group

6 AprilBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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Ginninderry as a connected community

4 AprilBy Susan Davis

Ginninderry will be a place where everybody feels welcome, comfortable and included. My role as Community and Cultural Planning Manager is finding out what it is that people do, what their values are and how they want to live at Ginninderry.

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Housing diversity at Ginninderry

31 MarchBy Stephen Harding

My role as Ginninderry Project Director is effectively to be the overall governance of the project. Ginninderry is a spectacular setting surrounded by the beautiful hills of the Brindabella’s and the Murrumbidgee river.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part Seven: SM Precision Building

29 MarchBy Ginninderry Project Team

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.

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All things right about SignOnSite

28 MarchBy Imran Khan

Head contractor of Ginninderry’s multi-purpose community facility, The Link, and local construction company Manteena have thrown their support behind the technologically savvy construction site management platform, SignOnSite, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the highest standards of construction site safety are maintained on the project at all times.

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Ginninderry’s vision for sustainability

24 MarchBy Jessica Stewart

Since work first began in 2009, Ginninderry has been planned as a sustainable community. Together with new residents of Ginninderry, we will work to create a community that showcases the world’s best practice in nature conservation, urban design, construction and long-term liveability.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part 6: McDonald Jones Homes

16 MarchBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry - Part 5: Gracious Living Constructions

9 MarchBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Understanding householder attitudes to renewable energy futures

7 MarchBy Jessica Stewart

The residential energy market is in a state of change. Advances in energy efficient appliances, falling battery storage prices and continued uptake of solar PV are providing householders with more control over the systems that they install and their ongoing cost of energy.

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Sights set on first sales release

2 MarchBy Stephen Harding

After ten years of detailed planning, the first sales release at Ginninderry is just around the corner. Ginninderry is a master planned community. This means that right from the beginning, we have a vision for how it will take shape, a vision created after extensive community consultation.

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The Conservation Corridor Management Trust

1 MarchBy David Maxwell

The Ginninderry project will create a 577 hectare conservation corridor along the Murrumbidgee River and Ginninderra Creek. In addition to its role in protecting important endangered species and ecological communities, the corridor will be a great asset for nature based recreation for the Belconnen community; it will cross the border and include land in both the ACT and NSW.

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The Link - From Vision to Reality

23 FebruaryBy Kevin Miller

As an architect, the hardest stage is the translation of the design into built form. Although it is the main outcome, this is where the design and vision can sometimes get lost through miscommunication or cost reduction measures such as value management.

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SPARK – committed to the community

21 FebruaryBy Emma Sckrabei

For Ginninderry’s SPARK program giving back to the local community is something we’re not just passionate about, but is the driving force behind our SPARK initiative.

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Charny Carny returns in 2017!

Saturday 25 March 2017

The Charny Carny is a Carnival held in West Belconnen on an annual basis for the past 14 years. It’s purpose: to support two schools and the local scout club. This year, ownership of the Charny Carny has changed from a formerly institution-led initiative, to one run purely by members of the West Belconnen community.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry - Part 4: Rojas Constructions

18 FebruaryBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry - Part 3: APA Homes

10 FebruaryBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Meet the Builders of Ginninderry – Part Two: Ideal Building Solutions

3 FebruaryBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Meet the Builder of Ginninderry - Part One: Achieve Homes

1 FebruaryBy Ginninderry Project Team

A select number of local builders have been handpicked 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.

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Ginninderry brandmark – as diverse as the project itself

17 JanuaryBy Ginninderry Project Team

After significant consultation, the name Ginninderry was chosen for our new community that will span the western boundary of the ACT and NSW. Ginninderry is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ’sparkling’ or ‘throwing out little rays of light’.

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Nine turtles saved by volunteers at Strathnairn

15 DecemberBy Ginninderry Project Team

The team responsible for conducting the Frogwatch Census, the highly successful annual frog monitoring program at West Belconnen and many other sites across the ACT, set their minds to rescuing turtles earlier this month.

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SPARK and Manteena partnership kicks employment goals

13 DecemberBy Ginninderry Project Team

The SPARK Ginninderry Training and employment initiative has achieved some major accomplishments this year including graduations, employment opportunities, high-quality building outcomes for the local community from live training sites and highly engaged students.

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The vision for the sustainability precinct at Ginninderry

24 NovemberBy Ginninderry Project Team

The Ginninderry project team is exploring exciting new uses for the open space in and around the ACT’s former landfill site located in West Belconnen. The ultimate vision for the old landfill site is to turn it in to a sustainability precinct.

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Ginninderry architects scoop top national award

14 NovemberBy Ginninderry Project Team

The Ginninderry project team would like to congratulate architects McGregor Coxall, whose ‘West Belconnen Open Space Strategy’ has been acknowledged for its work in positioning Ginninderry as a world-leading, green community by receiving the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Award for Land Conservation.

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Learnings to inform the future of Ginninderra Falls

20 OctoberBy Ginninderry Project Team

The Ginninderra Falls Working Group recently visited the Apsley Falls, near the town of Walcha, in the Northern Tablelands region of New South Wales. Apsley Falls is in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park and showcases amazing waterfalls that drop over 60 metres off the tablelands into the Apsley Gorge and then flow into the Macleay River system below.

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Have your say on the amended proposal for Kippax Fair

Saturday 24 June 2017

Kippax Fair has been working to develop a proposal to enhance the group centre – creating opportunities for expanded retail and vibrant community hub. The new proposal has been developed following consultation with the community on two draft plans (including the ACT Government draft master plan).

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Renewable Energy Research Workshop

Tuesday 20 September 2016

The next workshop in our renewable energy research project,  funded by ARENA, is being held next Tuesday 20 September 2016 and this time we are specifically interested to hear your thoughts on the subject of gas.

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The origins of Ginninderry

8 SeptemberBy Ginninderry Project Team

After significant consultation, the name Ginninderry has been chosen for a new community across the western boundary of the ACT and NSW being developed by a joint venture between the Land Development Agency and Ginninderry Joint Venture.

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Yass Community Garden Open Day

Sunday 11 September 2016

This Sunday, Yass Community Garden is holding its open day, with Minister Pru Goward opening the event. Head down to 19 Pritchett Street for live music, potting workshops, slam poets, a plant trading table and a tasty BBQ.

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Protecting Strathnairn’s Little Eagles  

12 AugustBy Ginninderry Project Team

The Little Eagle is a species native to Australia that inhabits open woodland, grassland and arid regions. It is listed as vulnerable under the ACT Nature Conservation Act 1980 and also listed as a vulnerable species in NSW.

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What the development of Ginninderry means for Ginninderra Falls

5 AugustBy Ginninderry Project Team

The development of the Ginninderry area brings with it a great opportunity to protect, enhance and re-open Ginninderra Falls, via significant capital investment funded by the development project, and the establishment of a Conservation Management Trust for its management in perpetuity.

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Canberra’s newest suburbs unveiled in West Belconnen

25 JulyBy Ginninderry Project Team

Ginninderry Joint Venture has today welcomed the announcement of Strathnairn and Macnamara as the first two ACT suburb names for the West Belconnen/Parkwood development, a joint venture between Riverview Developments and the ACT Government.

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ACT Government gives the green light to West Belconnen

22 JulyBy Ginninderry Project Team

ACT Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman officially introduced today, Variation (351) to the Territory Plan. This comes off the back of the federal government’s approval of an amendment to the National Capital Plan in May this year.

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Supporting local poetry showcase

8 JulyBy Ginninderry Project Team

We were delighted to support a special community event at Belconnen Arts Centre on Sunday 26 June 2016. On a chilly winter afternoon, The Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Showcase brought together a warm crowd to enjoy an extravaganza of words and stories in more than ten languages.

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The benefits of flexi-living

16 JuneBy Ginninderry Project Team

Offering a diverse range of innovative housing options and adopting best practice design principles at Ginninderry, is central to the project’s vision and the team responsible for bringing this community to life.

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Housing in Ginninderry: The Master Plan

10 JuneBy Ginninderry Project Team

In 2014, to inform the Ginninderry Master Plan, the Ginninderry team commissioned ORIMA research to conduct a community survey to gauge housing preferences within the ACT region.

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Invitation to Renewable Energy Community Workshop

30 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

The project team has been spending some time thinking about the possibilities and opportunities for renewable energy at West Belconnen. Some of the things we are looking at are how can we take advantage of the falling cost of solar panels and battery storage and how could we do things differently to help bring you cheaper energy bills? There are some interesting ideas that we’d like to talk to you about and get your thoughts on.

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Streetscape homes at West Belconnen

26 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

Streetscape homes are planned for Ginninderry as part of the project’s commitment to housing diversity and providing affordable living options. Streetscape homes are “rear loaded”, which is when a house fronts a street and has garage access off a rear lane.

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Housing affordability in Canberra

20 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

Housing affordability is an issue that lots of people around Australia are talking about. In Canberra, the strategy of providing affordable housing is underpinned by the ACT Government’s Affordable Housing Action Plan.

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Want to get qualified in childcare?

17 MayBy Ginninderry Project Team

A Children’s Education and Care training and employment opportunity will soon be on offer in West Belconnen, run by Belconnen Community Service ACT in conjunction with the Canberra Institute of Technology.

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