Project update – April

April 10th, 2018

Get in early for community shrub planting days in May

Local residents and community members will have the opportunity to be part of the woodland regeneration work at CSIRO Ginninderra through our community shrub planting days on Sunday 20 and 27 May.

This year we’ll focus on planting some of the ‘dry forest’ shrub species that will help restore the woodland habitats for a wide range native birds and animals. The plantings will complement the 3,500 plus shrubs planted by our enthusiastic community volunteers in 2017. Once again we’re partnering with the Ginninderra Catchment Group and a range of local community groups to bring this event to life.

We encourage you to REGISTER EARLY, as the planting days are popular and places may fill up quickly.

Engaging with and involving the community

The planting days are just one of the ways that we seek to be involved in the local community and to have you involved in what we are doing at Ginninderra.

Over the past few years, we’ve been making opportunities to share information at community meetings and drop-in sessions as well as to hear from you about your ideas, questions, concerns and interests. We aim to continue these engagements and conversations as we move forward and as we start to look more closely at the planning, science and design elements for the future Ginninderra development.

One community group we met with recently is the ACT Equestrian Association. The community of horse-riders in the north of the ACT are already regular users of the land and riding tracks around the Ginninderra site and have been keen to share ideas and information on the planning for Ginninderra. CSIRO greatly appreciates the ACT Equestrian Association’s ongoing advice and interest in the project. We look forward to future engagement and further sharing of ideas when we have a development partner on board and are ready to commence detailed planning and design.

This week we also caught up with the Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG) and provided an update on the project. We are excited about working closely with the GCG on the second round of our popular shrub planting days, as reported above.

Contact us or find out more

If you would like to know more about the Ginninderra project, visit or email us at  If at any time you have questions or ideas you want to share with us, please get in touch.  If you are part of a community group or organisation that would like to hear more from CSIRO about the Ginninderra Project or to be given an update, then please get in contact with us.