It looks like you're using an outdated browser.

To get the best possible experience using this website, please upgrade to a newer version of your browser. Learn how

Past Events


Moncrieff Residents Catch-up

Tuesday 16 October
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Amaroo School, 135 Katherine Avenue

What are you passionate about that you could share with your community? While the weather is chilly, it is a great time to plan for the spring! Come along and start planning some events and activities for your community. 

Because "Moncrieffians" are just generally amazing, residents are already planning Diwali and a Christmas event for November and December. Head on down and hear about these and see how you can get involved.

We are going to provide a few pizzas on the night to warm our cold bodies so make sure you register so we can order the right amount. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. 

The fantastic Communities@Work After School Care Team will be providing child care workers on site to keep an eye on the kids. If you need this service, please let us know so we can look after you!


Yunggaballi Park Naming

Yumggaballi Park NamingSunday 21 Oct 2018
1pm - 3pm
The “Musical Park”, Crackajack Way, Moncrieff

Join us to officially name Moncrieff’s musical park on the hill, Yunggaballi Park.

Following with the theme of Moncrieff, Yunggaballi is the Ngunnawal word for Sing!

Come and be a part of a Welcome to Country, a Didgeridoo performance and lots of singing!   Residents will have the opportunity learn about the significance of Ochre, in traditional Aboriginal culture. Come for food, culture and fun!  


Moncrieff Astronomy Night

Monday 10 September 2018
6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Dawson Park, Slim Dusty Circuit Moncrieff 

Join us for a night under the stars run by the Canberra Astronomical Society. With a new moon making for darker skies and this is a great opportunity to look through a telescope at the night sky.

Come rugged up in winter warmers and bring along a torch and some cash to buy a warm drink from the coffee van. The Canberra Astronomical Society will set up a number of large telescopes for you to look through, however you are welcome to bring your own as well if you would like. 

We will now be running 2 sessions over the night:
- 6.35pm to 7.10pm
- 7.15pm to 7.50pm

The event is free of charge although as it is run by volunteers those wishing to make a gold-coin donation can do so on the night. Please be aware there are no toilets facilities at the park. 

Please note this event is intended for the Moncrieff Community.

 


Moncrieff Resident's Recipe Challenge

Recipe ChallengeThe Mingle team is excited to launch the Moncrieff Residents Recipe Challenge! This will showcase food from you, your family and the Moncrieff Community. Your recipes will be pulled together to share the skills, diversity and talents of local Moncrieff residents. 

What do you need to do?

Step 1: Think about your favourite recipe. This could be a special family secret, a dish you loved growing up or the dish you like to cook every time you celebrate.

Step 2: Write down all the ingredients and cooking instructions of the dish.

Step 3: Think about all the times you have eaten this. Write down your favourite memory or story that you want to share.

Step 4: Cook the dish and take a photo of how amazing it looks.

Step 5: Email the Mingle Team at mingle@act.gov.au your recipe, story and photo. Make sure the photo is a separate file to the recipe and story.

Step 6: Keep an eye out on Facebook for updates on how the creation of the recipe book is going and what other recipes we have received.

We will be posting highlights from the submissions on the Moncrieff Mingle Facebook page. Later in the year we will also produce a hard copy of the recipe book to be shared with residents of Moncrieff.


Free Draught Proofing & Energy Efficiency Workshop

Wednesday 16 May 2018
6.00pm-8.00pm
Gungahlin Library

Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce your energy bills.

This ACTSMART workshop will teach you simple DIY draught proofing tips to help stay comfortable and reduce household energy use.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for further updates on this exclusive event for Moncrieff residents.


Play in the Park Moncrieff

Play in ParkPlay in the Park Moncrieff
Tuesday 24 April 2018
10am – 11:30am
Crackerjack Way, Moncrieff

Join us for some fun in the park in the school holidays!

The Mingle team have been working together with local Moncrieff Residents and ACT Playgroups to bring you Play in the Park 2018. This is a chance for kids to meet other kids and for parents and carers to connect with other families in Moncrieff.  Come to support your neighbours and have some fun!

It’s not too late to volunteer- get in touch with us via email - Mingle@act.gov.au to jump in!

This event is intended for residents of Moncrieff. 

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Morning tea

Where to park:

Parking is limited on street parking along Limb Circuit. We recommend walking or riding your bikes. 

Register Now!

Let us know you're coming by registering your interest via eventbrite here. You can also stay in the loop at our Facebook page- Facebook.com/MoncrieffMingle

Like our page to check out more of what’s happening in Moncrieff!  


Play@Twilight - Moncrieff Recreation Park Reveal

Play@TwilightFriday 8 December 2017
4:30pm-7pm
Bon Scott Cres Moncrieff 

Join the Mingle Team and Minister Yvette Berry MLA for the official opening of the Moncrieff Recreation Park.  The play equipment has a range of different adventures and obstacles that children can explore, including a learn-to-ride bike track.

You can try the fitness equipment, and participate in activities lead by BasketBall ACT and Cricket ACT.

There will also be a BBQ, cold drinks and ice cream available for purchase. 

What to bring:
Hat
Sun screen
Water

Where to Park:

Parking near the park is limited. There is on street parking located on Bon Scott Cres, O’Keeffe Ave and Guessy Street. We encourage everyone to either walk or ride to the park.

Event updates and changes in weather:

By registering for the event here https://playattwilight.eventbrite.com.au, you will be kept informed of all event details and we will notify you of any changes in weather that may affect the event. 


Yoga in the ParkYoga in the Park

Thursday 2 November 2017
7:00am-7:45am
Dawson Park, Slim Dusty Circuit
Tickets $5

Wake up every muscle in your body with an early morning Yoga class!

We have partnered with Terrence Janssen from Yoga Centricity to bring you a 45 minute outdoor Yoga class that’s suitable for all levels including those who’ve never tried it before.

In Yoga, the body, breath and mind are seen as a union of these multi-dimensional aspects of each and every human being. The system and various techniques of Yoga cultivate the experience of that union, leading to greater integration of being, internal peacefulness, and clarity of the mind. It is a system that is designed to cultivate health and happiness, and a greater sense of self-awareness and higher consciousness.

This event will be held at Dawson Park on Slim Dusty Circuit.

A cost of $5 per person applies for this event and is required on registration. Places are limited so book online now to avoid missing out. https://yogaintheparkmoncrieff.eventbrite.com.au

What to bring:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothes
  • Towel
  • Water bottle

Please note that this event is intended for the Moncrieff Community and tickets are non-refundable. (unless event is cancelled)


Happy Halloween in MoncrieffHalloween in Moncrieff

Keen to get out and about  for Halloween on 31 October? We have produced a Halloween poster which you can pop on your mailbox, front door or garage. This shows others that you may have some treats to share and are happy for others to come and visit you. You could also decorate your house with some orange balloons, or even a pumpkin!

Download and print the poster

We will also have printed and laminated copies of the poster that you can collect from Xavier at the McDonald Jones Display Home, 5 Bellhouse Street Moncrieff. The house is open Friday – Monday 10am-4pm. 


 

Moncrieff Explore and Snap Competition

September/October 2017
Various locations, Moncrieff

How well do you know your neighbourhood? Do you like to take photos?
The Mingle team is bringing an exciting adventure to Moncrieff. Over a three week period in September and October we will be releasing three clues that will lead you to different parts of Moncrieff. You will know you are in the right location if you see an Explore and Snap sign. Then you will take a picture based on the details in the clue.

Find out more.


Play in the Park Moncrieff

Wednesday 27 September 2017
10am-11:30am
Limb Circuit, Moncrieff

Join us for the official opening of the Moncrieff Neighbourhood Park by Minister Yvette Berry MLA and Suzanne Orr MLA.

Come along to your new neighbourhood park and meet the team from ACT Playgroups who will be setting up some activities for the kids. The park includes a climbing structure with huge slide, swings, bongo drums, piano feature wall, picnic table and solo spinners.

This is a chance for kids to meet other kids and for parents and carers to connect with other families. 

What to bring: Sunscreen, hat, water bottle and morning tea.

Where to park: There is limited on-street parking along Limb Circuit. We recommend walking or riding your bikes.

Photos from this event can be found online here.


Moncrieff Neighbourhood Safety Session

Neighbourhood Safety Session

Wednesday 23 August 2017

5 Bellhouse Street
Moncrieff, ACT 2914
6.15pm - 7.00pm

Keen to find out some tips on how to protect your home? The Mingle program have partnered with Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Stoppers to deliver a FREE session on crime prevention and safety for your homes in a new neighbourhood. Residents of Moncrieff are invited to come along and hear from guest speakers on topics such as;

- Protecting your home and landscaping
- The importance of knowing your neighbours
- How to recognise suspious activity
- The role of Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers and the Police.

There will also be time for you to ask questions.
Light refreshments and tea and coffee will be avaliable.
 
A special thank you to McDonald Jones Homes for opening their house for the event.

FREE Workshop - Heating your home without breaking the bank

Thursday 1 June 2017
6pm - 8pm
Gungahlin Library - Hibberson Street, Gungahlin, ACT 2912 

The Mingle program in collaboration with Actsmart Sustainable Home Advice are running a FREE 'Heating your home without breaking the bank' workshop for Moncrieff residents (and future residents).

Attending this workshop will provide you with different heating and hot water techniques to keep your house heated efficiently, therefore minimising the impact on your energy bills.

The workshop is FREE, but places are limited. 


Astronomy nightAstronomy Night

Wednesday 24 May 2017 - Dawson Park, ​Slim Dusty Circuit, Moncrieff

We will be running 2 sessions over the night:
- 6.30pm to 7.10pm
- 7.15pm to 7.50pm

Join us for a night under the stars run by the Canberra Astronomical Society. With a new moon making for darker skies and Jupiter will be clearly visible and Saturn just rising, the night should be perfect for peering into the sky. The Canberra Astronomical Society will set up a number of large telescopes for you to look through, however you are welcome to bring your own as well if you would like.

Places are limited so reserve your place 

The event is free of charge although as it is run by volunteers those wishing to make a gold-coin donation can do so on the night.


Dawson Park Opening and Community BBQ

Dawson ParkTuesday 11 April 2017
4pm – 5.30pm
Dawson Park, Slim Dusty Circuit, Moncrieff

We’re very excited to be holding the first Mingle event in Moncrieff and we’d love for residents (and future residents) to come along!

This event will feature the official opening of Dawson Park, one of the first playgrounds in Moncrieff. We’ve organised a BBQ, as well as activities for the kids and a live music set by Nick Rigby.

Come along and check out the great facilities this park has to offer, have an early dinner and meet other people in your community.

So we know how many people to cater for please RSVP. This will also help us to keep you updated of any changes due to weather.

While we’d love for the event to run later to allow more people to come, we have to finish this event before it gets dark. We are working on another Mingle event happening in Moncrieff soon and will let you all know as soon as the details are confirmed. 


Pre Build WorkshopFREE Beyond 6 Stars Pre Build Workshop

ACTsmart Sustainable Home Advice is running a FREE Pre-build workshop for Moncrieff residents.

"Beyond 6 stars” helps you discover building and design fundamentals to achieve long term savings from your new home. 

In this session hear about design and construction ideas around:

• Optimising your block 
• Building regulations 
• Star ratings 
• Floor plan issues 
• Window size and selection
• Thermal mass
• Insulation quality 
• Linings/ fit outs & material selections
• House sealing
• Window coverings
• Selecting appliances
• Additional considerations (e.g. shading)
• Checking on the build progress
• Building rapport with contractors

The workshop is FREE, but places are limited.

This event is run as a partnership with Actsmart and the Mingle Program. This event is intended for the Moncrieff Community.


Super Sunday

Super Sunday

Come along for a fun afternoon at the Moncrieff Display Village and meet the Block’s Scotty Cam.

Visit the 12 new homes on show and the suppliers and manufacturers that feature in the village.

Seven blocks of land in Moncrieff will also be auctioned. 

There will be information stands, face painting, a sausage sizzle, fire truck and more.


Beyond 6 stars Pre Build workshop

ACTsmart Sustainable Home Advice is running a FREE Pre-build workshop for Moncrieff residents.  

"Beyond 6 stars” helps you discover building and design fundamentals to achieve long term savings from your new home. 

In this session hear about design and construction ideas around:

  • Optimising your block 
  • Building regulations 
  • Star ratings 
  • Floor plan issues 
  • Window size and selection
  • Thermal mass
  • Insulation quality 
  • Linings/ fit outs & material selections
  • House sealing
  • Window coverings
  • Selecting appliances
  • Additional considerations (e.g. shading)
  • Checking on the build progress
  • Building rapport with contractors

The workshop is FREE, but places are limited.

This event is run as a partnership with Actsmart and the Mingle Program. This event is intended for the Moncrieff Community.


Free Pre-Build Workshop - Save Money Through Efficient Design

Saturday 9 July 2016
1.30pm to 3.30pm 
Weston Creek Community Centre 

In collaboration with the Environment & Planning Directorate and ACTSmart, the Mingle team held a free workshop to assist you through the process of designing and building your new home. This workshop focussed primarily on the design stage and included:

Site selection/making the most of your block; building regulations; star rating; choosing between different constructions; floor plan issues; optimising orientation; window sizing and selection; thermal mass; working with your designer/architect; appliance selection and the construction stage.


Moncrieff Astronomy Night

Monday 10 September 2018
6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Dawson Park, Slim Dusty Circuit Moncrieff 

Join us for a night under the stars run by the Canberra Astronomical Society. With a new moon making for darker skies and this is a great opportunity to look through a telescope at the night sky.

Come rugged up in winter warmers and bring along a torch and some cash to buy a warm drink from the coffee van. The Canberra Astronomical Society will set up a number of large telescopes for you to look through, however you are welcome to bring your own as well if you would like. 

We will now be running 2 sessions over the night:
- 6.35pm to 7.10pm
- 7.15pm to 7.50pm

The event is free of charge although as it is run by volunteers those wishing to make a gold-coin donation can do so on the night.

Please be aware there are no toilets facilities at the park. 

Spots in each session are limited, so make sure you register early to confirm your space. 

Registering for the event will also make sure you are kept up to date with details, including a detailed email a week before. 

Please note this event is intended for the Moncrieff Community.

Register her so you don’t miss out!

https://moncrieffastronomynight18.eventbrite.com.au

Close