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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

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  • 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 Read More
  • 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… Read More
  • 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… Read More


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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Music by the Pond (20 Mar 2021) - Join us for tree planting, music and art at the Mawson Ponds (opposite Marist). This is a community event to get together and replace the cotoneasters along the fence line and relax by the pond. Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • 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… Read More


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  • 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

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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

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  • 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

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  • Zapari’s Brewer St DA202037991 (28 Jan 2021) -  The proposal provides for 288 apartments in a 16 storey tower on 0.257 hectares. Assuming an average of 2 people per apartment, this extrapolates to 2,241 people per hectare. This development needs to be reduced in height and bulk to contribute to the livability of the town… Read More
  • The Oaks – stage 3 – DA202037978 (25 Jan 2021) - The Oaks comprises three 16 storey towers and a 3 storey serviced apartment building located in the north of Woden between Ivy and Trilogy. We are concerned about the increase in the height and scale of stage 3, the inclusion of a separate serviced apartment building in… Read More
  • The Melrose – opposite A&A (25 Jan 2021) - This 10 storey (90 apartments) development is the first of 4 towers - 480 apartments in 3 residential towers and 1 commercial tower. The lease requires the provision of 5 community housing dwellings, 10 public housing dwellings and 74 affordable homes. While the affordable homes are required… Read More
  • UPDATED – Comments on W2 extended to 1 February 2021 (09 Jan 2021) - Please send an email to EPDCustomerservices@act.gov.au with your views The W2 proposal is for 222 apartments (with a veneer of ground level commercial space) in three (14, 20 and 24 storey) towers on the north west corner of the Woden Town Square. W2 is massive in bulk and… Read More
  • RE-IMAGINING THE FUTURE: THE TO-DO LIST FOR WODEN FOR 2040 (16 Aug 2020) - The Coronavirus pandemic has briefly pushed pause on our busy cities. Will things go back to the way they were before COVID-19? Not necessarily and maybe they shouldn’t. This might be the opportunity to step back and re-imagine. What do we want our cities, towns and neighbourhoods… Read More


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