Project update – October

October 20th, 2017

Over the past month the CSIRO Ginninderra project team has been busy developing and updating the plans that will enable the latest science and innovation to be delivered at scale across the future urban initiative at Ginninderra.

Some of our team members have been investigating alternative energy options and the infrastructure needed to roll them out.

To help bring together the ingredients of an exemplar urban estate of the future, our social scientists have been looking into the prevailing attitudes to urban growth and development as well as examining and benchmarking community wellbeing in the suburbs surrounding the Ginninderra site. We published an article on this: Understanding community attitudes and wellbeing’ with interdisciplinary social scientist, Dr Rod McCrea.

This month we introduced more scientists who have key roles in CSIRO Ginninderra including senior ecologist Jacqui Stol and water and adaptive, liveable cities expert, Tim Muster.

As we move into the final stages of the multi-stage process of procuring a joint development partner we are also continuing to engage regularly and work with a wide range of community, conservation, government and industry stakeholders.

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  1. Hi team, just interested to know how you are benchmarking the wellbeing of people in surrounding suburbs. As a resident of Evatt will I be surveyed?

    1. Hi and thank you for your interest in the project. We obtained our benchmark by conducting a telephone survey of 100 randomly selected residents living adjacent to the CSIRO’s Ginninderra site, specifically those living in the surrounding suburbs of Evatt, Giralang, McKellar, Spence, Fraser, Hall, Nicholls and Crace. The exercise not only provides valuable insights into various aspects of nearby community wellbeing, but is a good benchmark by which to compare the wellbeing of other Canberran’s living elsewhere in the Capital.
      Not all residents in suburbs living adjacent to our Ginninderra site were surveyed – just 100 lucky ones!

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