Since 2010, Rod Rose and Mick George of Eco Logical Australia have been providing expert bushfire advice to our team. They have ensured that our bushfire management plan has met the satisfaction of the ACT and NSW emergency services; the concurrence of these agencies is a necessary pre-condition for rezoning in both NSW and the ACT.
The Corkhill family, which owns Riverview Projects, has been a rural landowner at Parkwood in the Yass Valley since 1984. Previously, the Corkhills owned a farm at Gundaroo.
The ACT Government is participating in the project as part of a land development joint venture, in the same way that it develops land within the ACT. It therefore has a commercial interest in the NSW land, but no ‘government’ role.
Yes. Yass Valley businesses will have the opportunity to bid for work on the project over a 40-year period, both through direct contracts with the project and through sub-contracts with other companies.
Yes. The development will be a major boost to the economy of the ACT and the Yass Valley, with around 300 homes being built per year over 40 years. The project team will work closely with the Yass Valley business community to ensure that local businesses are aware of opportunities.
The community has been planned to look and feel borderless. Wherever possible, facilities and services will the same or similar in the ACT and NSW.
The development will not impose any cost burden on the rest of the Yass Valley and will provide benefits, including:
It is anticipated that there will be approximately 13,000 residents in the NSW component of Ginninderry by the completion of the development in 2055.
The total size of the site is 1,600 hectares; of this, approximately 600 hectares are in the Yass Valley, and 1,000 hectares are in the ACT.
There are a range of mechanisms to fund services depending on what the service is. For municipal or local government services, these are typically funded through rates.