Buying resources and FAQs

Have a question about buying at Ginninderry? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions here. Of course you can also reach out to our team at any time.

FAQs

Land will continue to be released in Ginninderry for the next 30 years. Subject to approvals, we release land and homes around twice a year. All land and homes are released by ballot. Anything that doesn’t get sold in the ballot can be purchased over the counter.

Blocks of land will be released to the public via a ballot. Buyers must register for the draw to be able to obtain a block of land. Whether an individual or a company, each buyer is limited to purchasing 1 block only. If blocks of land remain after completion of the ballot, then multiple purchases may be allowed (subject to availability).

Subscribe to the Ginninderry database and we will email you updates to notify you of when land is due for release. Alternatively you can call us on 1800 316 900 or visit The Link at Ginninderry, 1 McClymont Way, Strathnairn.

The amount you are required to pay is dependent on the sales process by which your block is being bought.

Blocks bought as part of a ballot land release:

The deposit required will be outlined in the Ballot Conditions relevant to each land release.

Blocks bought ‘over the counter’

A $5,000 part deposit is payable to secure your block or package. This $5,000 can form part of your deposit required to formally exchange contracts. The deposit payable on exchange is 10% of the purchase price. If paying by deposit bond or Bank Guarantee, additional charges for legal checks may apply.

For further details on payment or other contract terms please call 1800 316 900 to make an appointment with one of our sales consultants.

Land prices are based on market values at the time of release. Block specific prices are determined based on the block particulars, primarily being the block size and aspect. Land prices for our Flexi-living Homes and other homes for sale are included as part of the advertised total package price.

Ginninderry will deliver a range of blocks to cater for different budget and lifestyle needs from 260m2 to over 1,000m2. These include:

  • Duplex, 260m2 average
  • Metro, 350m2 average
  • Streetscape, 350m2 average
  • Villa, 350m2 average
  • Courtyard, 420m2 average
  • Streetscape Plus, 490m2 average
  • Classic, 504m2 average
  • Signature, 600m2 average
  • Edge, 600m2 average (bordering the Conservation Corridor)

There are no eligibility requirements for the purchase of land, house and land packages or homes. However, there is eligibility criteria for our Flexi-living Homes. More information on this can be found here.

Schools

The Ginninderry Masterplan provides for up to 4 schools – 3 in the ACT and one in NSW. The ACT Government has plans to build a combined primary and high school on Parkwood Road as well as a non-government school site to be offered to school operators within or near Strathnairn. The community will be kept informed of details. Discussions are underway with the NSW government for the dedication of a primary school site when development commences in the NSW section of Ginninderry (unlikely to be earlier than 10 years from now).

Current residents of Ginninderry may contact the existing schools in the West Belconnen area to discuss enrolments. These include:

  • HOLT: Kingsford Smith School, K-10 (public) Cranleigh Special School, students aged 4 and 12 years (public)
  • LATHAM: Latham Preschool and Primary School (public)
  • MACGREGOR: Macgregor Preschool and Primary School (public)
  • WIDER BELCONNEN: Belconnen High School Yr 7–10 (Hawker) (public), Hawker College Yr 11-12 (public)

Schools in Belconnen District

  • St Francis Xavier College Yr 7-12 (Florey)
  • St John the Apostle K-6 (Florey)
  • Brindabella Christian College P-4 (Charnwood) St Thomas Aquinas P-6 (Charnwood)
  • St Matthews Primary School K-6 (Page) Radford College P-12 (Bruce)
  • Taqwa School – Independent Islamic School K-4, with plans to expand to Yr 12 (Spence)

Childcare

Planning is underway for childcare services to be provided at Ginninderry, while current residents can explore the range of offerings nearby, including:

  • Holt: Kingsford Smith School Age Care Program YMCA Early Learning Centre – New centre currently under construction at Kippax
  • Latham: Latham Primary School Year Round Care Centre
  • Macgregor: Macgregor Outside School Hours Care

Residents of Ginninderry’s first suburb, Strathnairn, have free access to public transport with a shuttle bus doing drop offs to Kingsford Smith School and Kippax Fair Terminal.

The Murrumbidgee Riverside Park will be recognised and maintained as a major conservation and recreation area. At this stage studies are still being undertaken to finalise the proposed park facilities but picnicking, walking and swimming are all recreation purposes currently contemplated within the river corridor and would be included in planning for the Riverside Park.

2km to Kippax Centre which features a library, supermarkets, a post office, pharmacy, newsagency, food outlets, fashion and variety stores as well as church and community facilities.

10 minutes to Belconnen Town Centre, including Westfield Shopping Centre, government departments, community centre, sports centre and arts centre.

Close to schools in Holt, Charnwood and Latham (in particular Kingsford Smith School in Holt), the University of Canberra and Canberra Institute of Technology in Bruce.

Close to emergency services, including the West Belconnen Ambulance and Fire & Rescue Station at Charnwood, Belconnen Police Station and the Calvary Hospital at Bruce.

15kms from the city centre—less than 20 minutes by car