Project update – February
Let’s continue the conversation
CSIRO greatly appreciates the community interest in, and input to, the Ginninderra project. Since we undertook our first community drop-in sessions in 2015, we’ve heard many ideas from local residents and community groups that have helped shape the vision for Ginninderra. We remain committed to community engagement and furthering the conversation in 2018, and look forward to connecting with you again at future community events.
Already in 2018, we have had meetings and conversations with local residents about traffic issues. These traffic concerns are current and well documented, yet they are something we are keen to hear about as we start to consider the next stages of planning for Ginninderra.
Since announcing the project in 2015, we’ve invited conversations about how a new community could complement and add value to surrounding suburbs and residents. We look forward to providing an update to the Village of Hall and District Progress Association on 21 February, and others like it during the year.
Focus on science planning
Science and innovation are a key part of the vision to transform Ginninderra into a benchmark-setting sustainable urban community. Our research teams have been working to identify and shortlist ideas, applications, technologies and systems to be trialed or introduced at Ginninderra. We crowd-sourced almost 100 ideas for urban innovation from across CSIRO in early 2016, and are working through these ideas as part of our ongoing science planning process.
Watch this space – Community Planting Days are on again in May
Last year, more than 100 members of the local community, Green Army and Indigenous Green Army came together to plant 3,500 shrubs, to help restore the Grassy Box Gum Woodlands at Ginninderra. The success of the day has paved the way for future community planting days, with the next one planned for May 2018. Details to follow in next month’s update.
If you would like to know more about the Ginninderra Project, visit: www.ginninderraproject.com.au or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are part of a community group or organisation that would like to hear more from CSIRO about the Ginninderra Project or to be given an update, then please get in contact with us.