Friday 29 June 2018
By Ginninderry Project Team

The Ginninderry Joint Venture and Ginninderra Falls Association (GFA) have confirmed that an appeal by the Ginninderra Falls Association to the ACT Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal was withdrawn on 12 February. This followed an agreement by all parties involved in further measures to protect the Little Eagle and Scarlet Robin. Dr. Steve Debus, a well-known bird expert who has worked on the Little Eagle in New England has now joined the ACT Government’s Little Eagle Research Panel.

The withdrawal of this appeal against the ACT Government’s approval process for Ginninderry’s Stage 1 Estate Development Plan clears the way for construction in the first suburb of Strathnairn to commence. Stage 1 includes 350 dwellings consisting of a mix of land, flexi-living and house and land packages.

Ginninderry has dedicated 596 hectares to the creation of a conservation corridor along the Murrumbidgee River and Ginninderra Creek. In addition, the team will continue to involve and educate the community in many aspects of environmental sustainability and conservation including reducing impacts on the natural ecosystem, energy use, and garden plant selection to care for the existing ecosystem.

All future development stages will continue to seek advice from Government and non-government experts to ensure the appropriate protection of these species.

For all Ginninderry Joint Venture media enquiries please contact Chloe Wheeler on 0407 063 499 or email

For all Ginninderra Falls Association media enquiries, please contact President of GFA, Robyn Coghlan, on 0435 534 998 or email