After significant consultation, the name Ginninderry was chosen for our new community that will span the western boundary of the ACT and NSW. Ginninderry is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ’sparkling’ or ‘throwing out little rays of light’.
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.
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.