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  • Gazettal Date 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name CHIFLEY
  • Given Names JOSEPH BENEDICT
  • Birth Year 1885
  • Death Year 1951
  • Sex Male
  • Origin Prime Minister, 1945-49; elected to the House of Representatives as Labour Member for Macquarie, 1928; Minister for Defence in the Scullin Government, 1929-32; Member of the Royal Commission on Banking and Monetary Reform, 1935; Federal Treasurer, 1941-45; Minister for Postwar Reconstruction, 1942-1945; Commonwealth Treasurer, 1941-49; Leader of the Opposition, 1949-51.
  • Theme SCIENTISTS AND EDUCATIONALISTS

Other information:

  • Area: 1.6 km2
  • Population ('11): 2,489
  • Families ('11): 661
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 1,101
  • Median age ('11): 36
  • Number of business('07): 132

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • Chifley Pearce shared path – Meeting 18 August 2011 (15 Aug 2011) - The consultants for the development of the Chifley Pearce shared path are holding a meeting to to gather comment on the proposed concept design layout for the path.Click map to enlarge
  • Chifley and Pearce Community Path (01 Aug 2010) - The ACT Government has engaged GTA Consultants to provide advice regarding a new community path in Chifley and Pearce. The proposed path will run from the Athllon Drive shared path, along Melrose Drive and through the Chifley/Pea…
  • Chifley Community Park (01 Apr 2009) - The Department of Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) is developing eight community parks for former school sites that includes Chifley. Consultant landscape architects have prepared draft Landscape Plans and Preliminary Sketch Plans…

  • Gazettal: Date 20 September 1962
  • Commemorated Name: CURTIN
  • Given: Names JOHN JOSEPH
  • Birth Year: 1885
  • Death Year: 1945
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Australia's leader during World War II, Prime Minister 1941-45; elected to the House of Representatives 1928 as Labour Member for Fremantle, Western Australia, and was Leader of the Opposition from 1935 to 1941; Prime Minister and Head of the War Cabinet from 1941 to his death in 1945.
  • Theme: STATE PREMIERS

Other information:

  • Area: 4.8 km2
  • Population ('11): 5,175
  • Families ('11): 1,393
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 2,149
  • Median age ('11): 41
  • Number of business('07): 327

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  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: FARRER
  • Given Names: WILLIAM JAMES
  • Birth Year: 1845
  • Death Year: 1906
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: Pioneer of scientific wheat-breeding in New South Wales; settled at Lambrigg near Canberra in 1886 and produced a large number of climatic wheats of commercial value. His work greatly extended the wheat belt and gave a lead to the breeding of disease-resistant wheats.
  • Theme AGRICULTURALISTS

Other information:

    • Area: 2.1 km2
  • Population ('11): 3,356
  • Families ('11): 946
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.9
  • Households ('11): 1,348
  • Median age ('11): 43
  • Number of business('07): 204

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  • Feature Name ISAACS
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: ISAACS
  • Given Names: ISAAC (ALFRED)
  • Birth Year: 1855
  • Death Year: 1948
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: GCB; GCMG; MLA, Victoria, 1892-1901; Member of Federal Convention, 1897-98; Member of Constitutional Drafting Committee; MHR, 1901-06; Attorney-General, 1904-06; Justice of High Court, 1906-31; Chief Justice, 1930; first Australian born Governor-General, 1931-36.
  • Theme: EDUCATIONALISTS

Other information:

  • Area: 3.1 km2
  • Population ('11): 2,352
  • Families ('11): 707
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 979
  • Median age ('11): 48
  • Number of business('07): 147

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  • Feature Name: GARRAN
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: GARRAN
  • Given Names: ROBERT (RANDOLPH)
  • Birth Year: 1867
  • Death Year: 1957
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: GCMG; Prominent in the campaign for Federation; Secretary, Drafting Committee, Federal Convention, 1897-98; Secretary, Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, 1901-32; Commonwealth Solicitor-General, 1917-32; actively responsible for establishment of Canberra University College, and was Chairman of its Council from 1930-53; helped to establish the Australian National University and was recipient of its first degree (Honorary Doctor of Laws). Theme: WRITERS

Other information:

  • Area: 2.7 km2
  • Population ('11): 3,198
  • Families ('11): 817
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 1,331
  • Median age ('11): 41
  • Number of business('07): 327

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  • Feature Name LYONS
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: LYONS
  • Given Names: JOSEPH ALOYSIUS
  • Birth Year: 1879
  • Death Year: 1939
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: CH; Prime Minister, 1931-39; MHA, Tasmania, 1909-29; Premier of Tasmania, 1923-29; MHR for Wilmot, 1929-39; Prime Minister from 1931 until his death in 1939.
  • Theme: TASMANIAN TOWNS AND PLACE NAMES

Other information:

  • Area: 2.3 km2
  • Population ('11): 2,733
  • Families ('11): 668
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 1,338
  • Median age ('11): 37
  • Number of business('07): 93

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • New Traffic Signals for Hindmarsh Drive (06 Jul 2016) - The ACT Budget has confirmed that new traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Eggleston Crescent /Hindmarsh Drive, Launceston Street/ Hindmarsh Drive and the Tuggeranong parkway off ramp slip lane /Hindmarsh Drive.
  • Lyons Estate Redevelopment – Inquiry Results (01 May 2010) - The Standing Committee on Planning and Environment invited submissions to its inquiry into Draft Variation to the Territory Plan No. 288– Lyons Estate Redevelopment and related changes to the Residential Zones Multi-Unit Housing Development C…
  • Woden Valley Community Council – March Meeting (20 Feb 2010) - Wednesday 3 March Representatives from Hindmarsh presented information on the proposed development for a residential complex on the corner of Melrose Drive and Launceston Street in Lyons. Lyons Residential Development [pdf 2.3 MB…
  • Lyons Shops Public Space Refurbishment (10 Jun 2009) - Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) are preparing for the future refurbishment of the public spaces of the Lyons Shops. A Lyons Shopping Centre Forward Design Study is being prepared as the first step to find out what the Lyons communi…
  • Lyons Shops Public Space Refurbishment (01 Feb 2009) - Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) are preparing for the future refurbishment of the public spaces of the Lyons Shops. A Lyons Shopping Centre Forward Design Study is being prepared as the first step to find out what the Lyons community…

  • Feature Name MAWSON
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: MAWSON
  • Given Names: DOUGLAS03-mawson-stamp
  • Birth Year: 1882
  • Death Year: 1958
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: OBE; Antarctic explorer; Lecturer from 1905-20; Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Adelaide, 1921-52; Emeritus Professor, 1953-58; member of Shackleton Expedition, 1907-09; leader of Australasian Expedition, 1911-14; leader of British-Australasian and New Zealand Antarctic Expedition, 1929-31; knighted in 1914.
  • Theme: Antarctic Exploration

Other information:

  • Area: 2.1 km2
  • Population ('11): 2,920
  • Families ('11): 776
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 1,463
  • Median age ('11): 40
  • Number of business('07): 174

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • Mawson Public Housing – Mawson Drive (17 Aug 2017) - The Public Housing Renewal Taskforce has made a number of design changes since the proposal was first announced in March 2017.  A revised design concept was prepared on 3 August 2017 during the consultation process with the Mawson Citizens’ Group.
  • Presentation Draft Territory Plan Woden Town Centre and Mawson Group Centre (06 May 2017) - Presentation to the Woden Valley Community Council on Draft Territory Plan Variation No 344 Woden Town Centre and No 345 Mawson Group Centre
  • Presentation on public housing (06 May 2017) - Presentation on public housing to the Woden Valley Community Council 5 April 20917 by David Collett
  • Mawson – please comment on the draft variation to the Territory Plan (18 Apr 2017) - The WVCC supports residential development around the Centre, with building heights that preserve the human scale and solar access to public areas. To this end we recommend taller buildings to the south of the Centre and shorter buildings to the north of the Centre to preserve solar Read More
  • Changes to the Mawson Precinct Code (29 Mar 2017) - COMMUNITY BRIEF – Proposed planning changes to the Mawson Group Centre and Athllon Drive (Draft Variation 345 to the Territory Plan containing new Mawson Precinct Code) Purpose This brief is to provide the community with a summary of the main changes contained in the draft Territory Plan Read More

  • Feature Name O'MALLEY
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: O'MALLEY
  • Given Names: KING
  • Birth Year: 1854
  • Death Year: 1953
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: MHA, South Australia 1896-99; MHR, 1901-17; Minister for Home Affairs 1910-13, 1915-16; during his term of office the competition for a design for the national capital was arranged.
  • Theme: ABORIGINAL WORDS

Other information:

  • Area: 2.6 km2
  • Population ('11): 873
  • Families ('11): 254
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.9
  • Households ('11): 324
  • Median age ('11): 45
  • Number of business('07): 162

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • Feature Name PEARCE
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: PEARCE
  • Given Names: GEORGE (FOSTER)
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: KCVO; West Australian Member of Senate, 1901-38; Minister for Defence from 1908 in the first, second and third Fisher Ministries and in all four Hughes Ministries until 1921; Minister for Home and Territories, 1921-26; Minister for Defence, 1932-34, and Minister for External Affairs, 1934-37.
  • Theme: CONTEMPORARIES OF SIR GEORGE PEARCE

Other information:

  • Area: 1.7 km2
  • Population ('11): 2,543
  • Families ('11): 685
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.9
  • Households ('11): 1,141
  • Median age ('11): 41
  • Number of business('07): 153

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • New Traffic Signals for Hindmarsh Drive (06 Jul 2016) - The ACT Budget has confirmed that new traffic signals will be installed at the intersections of Eggleston Crescent /Hindmarsh Drive, Launceston Street/ Hindmarsh Drive and the Tuggeranong parkway off ramp slip lane /Hindmarsh Drive.
  • Chifley Pearce shared path – Meeting 18 August 2011 (15 Aug 2011) - The consultants for the development of the Chifley Pearce shared path are holding a meeting to to gather comment on the proposed concept design layout for the path.Click map to enlarge
  • Chifley and Pearce Community Path (01 Aug 2010) - The ACT Government has engaged GTA Consultants to provide advice regarding a new community path in Chifley and Pearce. The proposed path will run from the Athllon Drive shared path, along Melrose Drive and through the Chifley/Pea…

  • WODEN CENTRE
  • Feature Name: Woden Centre
  • Suburb: PHILLIP
  • Gazettal Date: 15 April 1971
  • Commemorated Name: WODEN
  • Origin: WODEN HOMESTEAD; The name of the homestead built on land in the Canberra region granted to James Fitzgerald Murray in about 1830. Woden derives its name from the Norse god of war who was also the patron of learning. Dr James Murray named his property "Woden" in 1837.

Woden Valley other information:

  • Area: 28.7 km2
  • Population ('11): 32,958
  • Families ('11): 8,740
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 14,609
  • Median age ('11): 40
  • Number of business('07): 2,439

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

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  • Feature Name TORRENS
  • Gazettal Date: 12 May 1966
  • Commemorated Name: TORRENS
  • Given Names: ROBERT (RICHARD)
  • Sex: Male
  • Origin: MLC, South Australia, 1851-56; MHA, 1856-58; Premier of South Australia, 1857; in 1857-58 was responsible for introducing and carrying through the Real Property Act which simplified the conveyancing of land titles in South Australia, known elsewhere as the Torrens System of Land Title Registration, it is widely adopted throughout the world.
  • Theme: Contemporaries of Sir Robert TORRENS, South Australian pioneers and politicians

Other information:

  • Area: 1.7 km2
  • Population ('16): 2,207
  • Families ('16): 598
  • Avg children/family ('16): 1.1
  • Households ('16): 792
  • Median age ('16): 41
  • Number of business('16): 125

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • WODEN CENTRE
  • Feature Name: Woden Centre
  • Suburb: PHILLIP
  • Gazettal Date: 15 April 1971
  • Commemorated Name: WODEN
  • Origin: WODEN HOMESTEAD; The name of the homestead built on land in the Canberra region granted to James Fitzgerald Murray in about 1830. Woden derives its name from the Norse god of war who was also the patron of learning. Dr James Murray named his property "Woden" in 1837.

Woden Valley other information:

  • Area: 28.7 km2
  • Population ('11): 32,958
  • Families ('11): 8,740
  • Avg children/family ('11): 1.8
  • Households ('11): 14,609
  • Median age ('11): 40
  • Number of business('07): 2,439

5 Latest Posts for this Suburb

  • Keep farmers market option open for Woden Town Centre, developers tell inquiry (15 Oct 2017) - On 10 October, the WVCC appeared in front of the Legislative Assembly committee on Woden's precinct code to advocate for social and cultural amenity in Woden, including consideration of the impact of residential towers on the surrounding public realm.
  • Community groups question ‘political will’ for south Canberra cemetery (15 Oct 2017) - On 11 October, the WVCC appeared in front of the Legislative Assembly committee on the Management of ACT Cemeteries to advocate for an ACT Government commitment to a new cemetery in the south of Canberra, instead of expansion of the Woden Cemetery into 3 hectares of Eddison Read More
  • Revamping Woden (14 Oct 2017) - Today Geocon announced the construction of 4 residential buildings (one 24 storeys) on the Tradies Club site in Woden. Although the WVCC supports development in the Woden Town Centre, we will seek to ensure great outcomes and the social and economic benefits residents of Woden deserve. We Read More
  • Presentation – Improving the Woden Town Centre (07 Oct 2017) - Presentation by Ms Emma Thomas, Director-General, Transport Canberra & City Services and Ms Fleur Flanery, Executive Director (A/g), Planning Policy Division, EPSDD to the public meeting 4 Oct 17 on ways the Government is improving the Woden Town Centre.
  • Property standoff: No end in sight to Woden’s zombie apocalypse (19 Aug 2017) - There has to be a solution to the derelict Alexander and Albemarle buildings in Woden.

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