The Link at Ginninderry is a multi-purpose community and information facility adjacent to the Strathnairn Arts Association. This centre will be the hub for a range of services and facilities in Ginninderry’s early days and beyond. Initially it will include:
- Facilities and exhibition spaces for the arts community
- Spaces for workshops, training and community gatherings
- Our sales and information office
As Ginninderry grows, this building and its surrounding area will be a focus for markets, fetes and festivals as well as performing and creative arts programs.
This major asset has been designed by noted architects Collard Clarke Jackson and built by Manteena. It showcases Ginninderry’s commitment to sustainability. A large solar cell on the roof generates the building’s power. The structure has a high recycled content with many items being 100 per cent reclaimed or recycled. Large water tanks collect rainwater from the roof for our toilets and to help irrigate the drought tolerant gardens. In the initial stages of development it will house the development and sales team, ultimately becoming a centre for the local community to use and enjoy. ArtsACT have an executive lease over the site, with Strathnairn one of their public art facilities.
The Link will be an entry point and visitor centre for the conservation corridor which runs along the Murrumbidgee River and Ginninderra Creek. The river corridor will provide nature conservation, recreational, educational, tourism, scientific, cultural and other community benefits and will be managed by a conservation management trust.