Registrations have now closed for Ginninderry’s first sales release, with more than 1300 individuals registered for blocks of land and the flexi-living series at the newest ACT suburb of Strathnairn.
On 13 January, amidst high temperatures, an exercise that proved to be the first of its kind was undertaken in the ACT; being the relocation of an Aboriginal ‘culturally modified tree’ at the Ginninderry Development in West Belconnen.
Ginninderry has been recognised for its commitment to effective stakeholder and community engagement by winning the Planning Institute of Australia’s (ACT) 2016 Award for Public Engagement and Community Planning.
In 2014, to inform the Ginninderry Master Plan, the Ginninderry team commissioned ORIMA research to conduct a community survey to gauge housing preferences within the ACT region.
The project team has been spending some time thinking about the possibilities and opportunities for renewable energy at West Belconnen. Some of the things we are looking at are how can we take advantage of the falling cost of solar panels and battery storage and how could we do things differently to help bring you cheaper energy bills? There are some interesting ideas that we’d like to talk to you about and get your thoughts on.
A strategic assessment (EPBC SA024) of the likely impacts of the proposed West Belconnen development is being conducted under Part 10 of the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
Do you recognise this view? Hoddle, Robert. (1832). Ginninginderry [i.e. Ginninderra] Plains, New South Wales. http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-137038759
Ginninderry Joint Venture’s Emma Sckrabei, who is responsible for heading up SPARK, Ginninderry’s Training and Employment Initiative, has been selected to participate on the West Belconnen Network Leadership Group: a group which seeks to work with residents to improve access to services such as health, education, housing and justice.
At the very core of the Ginninderry project has been a radically different approach to community consultation. The method, based on a genuine respect for the community and natural environment, has made an absolute virtue of transparency and engagement with the community, complemented by a strong desire to eliminate the traditional ‘them vs us’ approach to consultation.