Ginninderry will take shape as a series of villages, arranged along a tree-lined avenue connecting pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and cars to local facilities. This grand entry boulevard will be flanked by impressive homes, presenting a welcoming “front door” to the community. It will have wide verges, a segregated safe cycle-only path, shared paths, trees and hedges and room for future traffic growth.
There will be a community hub focused on Strathnairn, after which the first suburb is named, as well as proposed community, sporting, cultural and recreational facilities. Higher density attached homes will spread out along a linear park, with quiet spaces, play spaces and a community garden all readily accessible. Links to the river corridor will invite you to explore this unique natural environment.
Ginninderry includes land in both the ACT and NSW. For the development to occur, the land on both sides of the border needs to be rezoned. The ACT Territory Plan Variation (DV351) was approved in 2015 with an amendment to the National Capital Plan announced in July 2016. Planning and discussions with the community have been ongoing since 2013 for both the ACT and NSW components of the project site.
The NSW component of the project, known as the Parkwood Planning Proposal was officially approved by the NSW Government on 17 July 2020.
Development commenced at Pro Hart Avenue (the eastern boundary of the site) and extend westward in stages. Assuming that 300 dwelling sites are released each year it will take almost forty years until the development is complete.
It is likely to be at least 10 years before the development crosses the NSW border. An earlier start may be possible to open up access to Ginninderra Falls.
Ginninderry will have a wide range of home types. No matter what your age or stage of life, there will be something for you. We want to attract people with different budgets and lifestyle aspirations, to create a vibrant and interesting community.
Research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies indicates that the make-up of households in Australia has changed dramatically in recent decades. Between 1986 and 2011 there has been a 5.6 percent decrease in the number of family households in combination with a 5.5 percent increase in lone person households.
Many home-buyers are now looking for low-maintenance housing options to suit their busy lifestyles. This means that there is an increasing need for different types of homes within new communities. At Ginninderry there will be a wide range of housing products including house and land packages and turnkey options that make it easy to buy a brand new home.
These will include apartments, townhouses and terrace homes. The ‘Flexi-living Series’ will also be developed at Ginninderry — these are architect-designed innovative terraces and other compact homes.
There will also be a range of single dwellings and traditional suburban blocks – detached homes (cottages) on compact lots, detached one and two storey homes on larger blocks and “Streetscape Homes” (detached family homes with a rear lane access for garaging), to suit a range of budgets and lifestyles.