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Ginninderry to proceed to the next stage 
It's been a busy month at Ginninderry, with the next stage of the project to proceed to further approvals processes. After a rigorous environmental assessment, Minister Mick Gentleman today announced that an Environment Impact Statement (EIS) exemption has been granted because Ginninderry's application has sufficiently addressed the potential environmental impacts. Read Media Release here.

ACT Housing Strategy Released
We also welcomed yesterday's release of the ACT government's Housing Strategy and are committed to working in partnership with the government, the community and industry stakeholders to ensure we continue to be a leader in the delivery of innovative and diverse housing options that reflect the changing shape of our growing city. Read more

Construction Update
Construction of Strathnairn has continued to advance with footpaths, streetlights, stratavaults and pavers being completed in the future Display Village. Asphalt was also finalised last week which now leads the way for Ginninderry's partner builders to commence construction of homes, in early November.  Read more about the work in progress in Huon Contractor's monthly newsletter.

Drake Brockman Drive's works
Works along Drake Brockman Drive are now completed as part of a three-stage approach to the upgrade and enhancement of the road corridor. The Stage 1 upgrade works focused on the implementation of Local Area Traffic Management measures which are specially designed to address existing driver behaviour and safety issues along the corridor. The improvement measures were developed in consultation with Transport Canberra and City Services and the local community, and include: improved line markings, new pedestrian refuges, new bus stops and enhanced footpaths. In addition, the speed limit has been reduced to 60km as a result of monitoring undertaken in 2016 showing that 85% of the cars driving along the corridor were travelling significantly above the speed limit. Read more here
Here are a few of of our top stories
  Springfest & Strathnairn Arts Open Day hits the mark with local event goers  
  Canberra put on a beautiful day for this year’s Springfest at Ginninderry and Strathnairn Arts Open Day.

Hundreds of event goers were treated to delicious gourmet dishes, performances and wares from fabulous local artists, musicians and food & craft stallholders, who all brought The Link and Strathnairn Arts to life.
  View photo gallery here  
  Communication and support; the keys to embracing inclusion in the workplace  
  Celebrating their first anniversary at Riverview Projects, Kathryn and Peter recently attended the Canberra Business Chamber, Inclusion in Employment Project – Peer to Peer information session to talk about their experiences as members of the Ginninderry project team.
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Excitement in the air as four land sites go under the hammer
  Three terrace packs and one multi-unit site went under the hammer on 18 October  with all four parcels of land being snapped up by local builders. Located in Stage 1, the land is adjacent to the existing Strathnairn Arts precinct and the future community recreation park, with easy access to the natural attractions that set Ginninderry apart.

Pack 1, consisting of 10 blocks, two of which are to feature affordable homes, was hotly contested with the winning bidder, A & J Bathrooms, settling on a purchase price of $1,950,000. They then went on to secure the multi-unit site for $804,000.

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  SPARK programs continue to deliver positive outcomes for the local community  
  With the end of the year almost upon us, it's been another huge year for Ginninderry's SPARK Training and Employment Program. In September, we celebrated another two graduations at The Link with Ministers Yvette Berry and Tara Cheyne attending the ceremonies. Photo gallery links below: We're now in the final weeks of the southside Women Return to Work program and look forward to the graduations of our Hospitality and Construction Programs in the coming months.  
  A family affair on Fairbrother Street  
  It was fantastic to welcome Tony and Ros Fairbrother to Gininderry recently and take them out on site to the future Fairbrother Street in Strathnairn. The street has been named after Tony’s brother Dr Jeffory Graham Fairbrother AM (1934–2015)

Jeff Fairbrother made a significant contribution to the poultry industry through research and advisory roles, and the development of regulatory policies on animal health and welfare, food safety standards, quarantine and biosecurity. He graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1954 and studied to attain a Bachelor of Science with first-class honours in Food Technology from the University of New South Wales.
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