1. A 6 Star Green Star Community
Ginninderry has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating, the highest rating awarded by the Green Building Council of Australia. This rating assesses six key categories: governance, liveability, economic prosperity, environment, design and innovation.
2. An ancient heritage
Ginninderry is located on land that has a rich Aboriginal and European heritage which has been respected through the master planning process. Evidence of this can be found in the Ginninderry name, as well as the establishment of the Ginninderry Aboriginal Advisory Group.
3. Caring for the land
The Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Management Trust has been established to protect over 596-hectares of environmentally and culturally significant land within Ginninderry. Furthermore, Ginninderry will preserve 78% of all trees during Stage 1 of development and over 80% of all trees in Stage 2.
4. The home that’s right for you
Ginninderry seeks to attract people with different budgets and lifestyle aspirations to create a vibrant and interesting community, that’s why we’re offering a range of housing options including traditional freestanding, flex-living, streetscape plus, duo living, and ageing in place homes.
5. An affordable lifestyle
From day one, residents of Ginninderry will benefit from a range of features aimed at reducing ongoing living costs. These include reliable public transport and accessible active transport options; as well as initiatives that dramatically cut annual energy bills and reduce household greenhouse gas emissions.
6. A healthy lifestyle
At Ginninderry, you’ll have access to community food gardens, dog parks, play areas, trails and new recreation and picnic areas along the Murrumbidgee River. We’re also transforming the 108-hectare site of the West Belconnen Resource Management Facility into a recreational community park.
7. Creative and collaborative community building
We’ve been working with and talking to the local community since 2011, gathering insights and ideas to help shape the future identity of the Ginninderry community. This has seen the establishment of our unique information and community centre, The Link, as well as the CREATE Program which recognises the important role that art and culture plays in creating a vibrant and connected community.
8. Education, jobs and opportunity
Vocational education and training programs, work experience and job opportunities aim to create better social connections, informed and active communities, personal development, improved employment options and self-sustainability. At Ginninderry, our SPARK initiative demonstrates our commitment to providing training and employment opportunities to the local community.
Water Sensitive Urban Design is a key feature of Ginninderry. Many of our public open spaces are irrigated, the large ponds and wetland systems throughout help to improve the quality of water being let back into the Murrumbidgee, and angling roadways to allow runoff (as opposed to losing water down drains) allows us to minimise the urban heat island effect.
10. Responsible Water Management
Collaboration with the government, community and industry has been central to our approach since the initial stages of planning in 2007. Ginninderry will now continue to develop and foster genuine partnerships with local residents, conservation, Indigenous, arts, education, industry and sporting groups.