Moving to Gungahlin - Op Ed, The Chronicle

Moving to Gungahlin

The Chronicle, 7 August 2018

In 1991, when it was officially launched as Canberra’s fourth town, Gungahlin had less than 400 residents. Now, it’s home to more than 70,000.

Originally spelt ‘Goongarline’, the region’s name means ‘white man’s house’ or ‘little rocky hill’.

As one of the fastest-growing parts of Australia, Gungahlin has plenty to recommend it. For those who like to exercise, there’s an Olympic-sized pool, a popular Saturday Parkrun and a flying fox at Yerrabi Pond for the kids. The strength of community is demonstrated by the active Gungahlin Community Council, and active faith groups at the Uniting Church, Anglican Church, Presbyterian Church and the Gungahlin Mosque.

With the change in electoral boundaries, I’m delighted that my new office will be opening soon on Gungahlin Place, just across from the light rail stop. If you live or work in Gungahlin, I hope to get a chance to say g’day.

Please let me know your ideas on how we can work together to make Gungahlin even more successful in the future.

Andrew Leigh is the Federal Member for Fenner.

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra.


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