neighbourday.org has loads of resources to help you get together with your neighbours. Their Neighbour Day is the last Sunday in March, so why not use this date to launch into a neighbourhood gathering! Note: for large, formal gatherings an application to TCCS is required. Have a look at this website to find out if this applies to your gathering.
The People and Place Group
The People and Place Group (or PPG as it’s affectionately known as) meets every eight weeks to receive updates on the Ginninderry Project and provide ongoing input into the development and its impact on the surrounding community in both West Belconnen and the Yass Valley. If you’d like to be involved in Ginninderry at a strategic level this could be the group for you. Contact our Community Development Manager through firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
A resident’s group is an important way for the people that live here to have more of a say in what goes in their suburb. If you’re interested in being one of the first to get on board with a new resident’s group for Strathnairn contact the Ginninderry team to find out more. email@example.com
Our SPARK Program is the only one of its kind in Canberra, actively supporting individuals through training and employment pathways. Its great success rate has instigated its expansion throughout the greater Canberra region.
Come along and meet the locals while discovering the enjoyment of singing, followed by a delicious supper. No singing experience necessary. See ginninderry.com for details.
The Canberra Organic Grower’s Society (COGS) will run the local Community Garden in Strathnairn. This is expected to be completed around the end of 2020. To rent a plot in this garden contact COGS through their website. Places can fill up, so get in quick! Joining a COGS garden is a great way to make friends with like-minded people, to learn new skills in the garden and to contribute to building a wonderful community garden.
Strathnairn Arts Association
Strathnairn is your local art gallery and studio space. Find out about upcoming exhibitions, workshops, events and studios for hire here.
Buy Nothing Group
Buy Nothing is a movement that has gone around the world, it brings communities together by sharing resources among close neighbours. It works through Facebook and is run by community conveners. Find the Buy Nothing Group for Strathnairn here.
Shared Tool Library
The Shared Tool Library is coming soon. It is an initiative of the Ginninderry Development team and The Mower Shed. The Tool Library will contain resources and tools for garden and home maintenance and backyard projects. Residents are able to access this with a yearly membership. Visit The Link to find out more and join up.
The Link is the current project office. It has been designed to be your community hub and is a facility that can be rented out by various groups for community and private functions. The facilities include a gallery space, private meetings rooms, open plan areas, a kitchen, toilets, showers, outdoor gathering spaces, play spaces and free WiFi.
Outside there is also a BBQ area and a tandoor oven that is free to use, but needs to be booked.
Book facilities here.
The Link also houses a Community Library where you can bring books to share and pick up new titles up for free!
If you use a Nespresso machine you can bring your coffee pods to The Link for recycling. You can also bring your clean, empty soft drink bottles and cans in for Ginninderry to recycle to fund our choir!