Uriarra Village celebrates naming

Released 23/06/2012

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA joined community members to commemorate the naming of Uriarra Village during Uriarra Village Naming Day and Inaugural Community Day.

"I am pleased to be able to join current and former residents of Uriarra Village to celebrate the official naming of the Village," the Chief Minister said.

"The recent naming of the Village in the Legislative Assembly was a great achievement for this growing community and I am pleased to see this process has now been finalised.

"Uriarra Village is an important part of Canberra's history and is an example of Canberra as the 'bush capital'.

"It is great to see the extensive redevelopment following the 2003 bushfires and I hope to see the Village continue to grow and prosper for future generations to enjoy."

The Uriarra Forestry Settlement was established in 1928 to permanently house forestry workers on site, reflecting their dual role as forestry workers and also as fire surveillance officers.

It was one of four forestry settlements established within the ACT.

"Today marks the inaugural Uriarra Community Day, and I hope to see these festivities continue each year to celebrate the history of the place and the people who live here," the Chief Minister concluded.

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