A new community information display has opened at Trader & Co. in Yass as part of ongoing engagement with the local community for the Parkwood Planning Proposal.

The Parkwood Planning Proposal is the NSW component of the larger Ginninderry project, which is proposed to be the first cross-border development in Australian history.


For those not already familiar with the project, Joint Venture (JV) partners the ACT Government and Riverview Developments Pty Ltd (on behalf of the Corkhill Brothers Pty Ltd, and in addition to the four adjoining land owners), have proposed a plan to integrate the ACT-NSW communities through the project.


While rezoning of the ACT land was approved in 2016, the decision whether to rezone the area in NSW is anticipated to occur in 2018. Even if the area is rezoned next year, however, the earliest development is not expected to occur in NSW until 2033.

At Trader & Co., visitors can learn about the history of the project, see an indicative timeline, watch a video about the Corkhill family’s unique connection to the region and view other interactive displays – all at the same time as sipping on coffee, fresh juices and smoothies, along with the other winter warmers on offer.

While a formal community consultation period as part of the NSW government planning process is not scheduled to commence until late this year, a member of our Parkwood Planning Proposal team will generally be at Trader & Co. between 11am – 1pm, from Tuesday to Friday for a range of weeks between now and November.

You can speak with members of our project team from Tuesday to Saturday.

Tuesdays: 11am-1pm

Wednesdays: 11am-1pm

Thursdays 11am-1pm

Fridays: 11am-1pm

Saturdays 11am-1pm


All events will be held at Trader & Co, they are free and open to the public.


Meet the team at Trader & Co, across the road from the Yass Farmers Market

Saturday 15 July. 9am – 2pm

We will also be holding a series of presentations over the coming months and will keep the community informed.

Smart Living – how to make your home more sustainable

Sunday 16 July. 2pm

Presented by Jess Stewart (Sustainability Manager)

SPARK Training & Employment in Yass

Wednesday 16 August. 5.30-6.15pm

Presented by Emma Sckrabei

Trader & Co

Trader & Co. is hosting the Parkwood Planning Proposal display until October 2017.

By doing so, Trader & Co. does not endorse this development. We believe it is important to create spaces for the sharing of information, ideas and community discussion. Urban expansion and development in the Yass Valley may be of interest to many of us, therefore we are hosting this model to enable your input into the future design of our local community – how and what this development is, including its impact on our natural environment and cultural heritage. We encourage you to ask questions and put your views forward about this proposal to the Parkwood planning staff, who will be here regularly over the coming months.

You can find our community information space inside Trader & Co at the following address:

Parkwood Community Information Space
Trader & Co
92 Meehan Street Yass, NSW

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