Join us at the Gungahlin Community Festival


Released 05/10/2018

A Gungahlin Community Festival will be held on 20 October to celebrate the conclusion of key projects in the Town Centre.

The Festival will offer plenty of food, activities and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. With construction works due to be complete in the next couple of weeks, the Festival will be a chance to see the finished product and support local businesses.

“The recent construction in the Gungahlin Town Centre has been necessary to make the area more people-friendly and link the light rail terminus with the bus station and local shopping centres,” said Minister for Transport Meegan Fitzharris.

“However, it has had an impact on local businesses, motorists and the community, so we will be hosting a Festival to have a bit of fun and thank businesses and the community for their patience as these works have taken place.”

The Festival will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 from 12 pm to 7 pm in the Gungahlin Town Centre.

“What makes this event extra special is that local businesses have been involved in the planning. They’ve helped decide what activities and entertainment is to be offered and I know they’re looking forward to encouraging more people into the Town Centre to see what our local businesses have to offer.

“I’d like to thank the businesses and organisations who were involved in the planning of the Festival. It would not have been possible without their valuable input and I look forward to seeing everyone involved on the day.”

Construction on the Hibberson Street shared zone is nearly complete. It involves transformation of the street into a one-way shared zone from Gungahlin Place to Gozzard Street to create a more people-friendly environment.

“The Gungahlin Community Festival is an opportunity to demonstrate what is possible with the new pedestrianised environment. With broader pedestrian verges and more areas to gather, we hope it encourages the community back into the town centre where they can sit, linger, shop, eat and drink.

“There are still a number of construction projects underway in the Town Centre however with the completion of the Hibberson Street shared zone and light rail construction soon to be completed as well, access within the Town Centre will improve and I look forward to seeing the community enjoying the new public spaces very soon,” Minister Fitzharris said.

More information at www.tccs.act.gov.au/gungahlin-community-festival

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