Ginninderra Project Team – Staff spotlight on Dr Anita Hill

July 20th, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Anita Hill as the Executive Science Lead of the Ginninderra Project.

Dr Hill will be leading the integrated science program to be undertaken at Ginninderra.

“The Ginninderra Project allows CSIRO and our partners to use our science at scale in the development of an urban environment that benefits the community,” said Dr Hill.

“The development of our Ginninderra site will allow CSIRO’s science and that of our partners to be delivered through a series of housing and construction industry science projects to establish an integrated urban environment at appropriate scale,” said Dr Hill.

“Success would be the application and testing of that knowledge to deliver Australia’s most liveable community focused on sustainable living and wellbeing. We will develop and test platforms that will be shown to improve the liveability and sustainability of our communities. These platforms can then be applied to other developments.”

Dr Hill has been a valued member of the CSIRO team for the past 20 years, with a research focus on materials and process engineering. She is currently the Executive Director of Future Industries at CSIRO which includes Manufacturing, Health and Biosecurity and CSIRO Services. She also serves as Chief Scientist for CSIRO.

In 2014 and 2015, during the transition of the CSIRO chief executives, she served as acting Chief Executive. Previously she was Executive Director of Manufacturing, Digital Productivity, and CSIRO Services, and before that Executive Director of Manufacturing, Materials, and Minerals.

Prior to that, she was Chief of CSIRO Process Science and Engineering and an Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) and of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS). She is on a number of Advisory Boards.

Dr Hill is looking forward to working on the Ginninderra Project.

“In my role, I hope to achieve integration of a number of capabilities into a testbed at scale for science, technologies and engagement models. There are opportunities for the application of environmental, energy, water, digital, urban design, biodiversity, social and material manufacturing sciences in the housing and construction industry to deliver affordable and environmentally sustainable housing and communities.”


  1. I live in Evatt and would very much like to be a part of this development in any way I can assist. My background is with building sustainable social enterprises. I am an ANU Sociology graduate, from many years ago but have a keen interest in community building through my work with the NDIS in building the capacity of people with disability in Canberra.

    1. Thank you for your interest and support. We are very interested in drawing on the wealth of ideas and expertise within our greater community and are planning further opportunities to enable this. So please stay tuned to our newsletter for further updates.

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