Community & Stakeholder Panel

The Ngunnawal Gold Creek Homestead Community & Stakeholder Panel has begun their work! If you are a member of the community and would like to have a chance to input to the work of the panel you can participate in one of two ‘Walking Workshops’ on Friday 1 or Monday 4, November. Limited spots available - register now for Walking Workshops

Background

The Ngunnawal Gold Creek Homestead (Block 109 Section 23) in Gungahlin was acquired by the ACT Government in 1998. It is bound by Monty Place, Gungahlin Drive and neighbouring residences.

Approximately 8,000m2 of the 4.8ha site is home to the remnant Gold Creek Homestead dating back to 1860.

Today the remnant structures and surrounding gardens of the homestead create a distinct sense of arrival when entering the site, especially apparent through its location within the development area.

Very little of the original homestead building fabric remains. Much of the original cottage has been lost or compromised by unsympathetic modifications and the building is in very poor condition.

The ACT Heritage Council considered several heritage nomination applications in 1999, 2009 and 2018 to register any of the homestead structures, however it found no formal heritage value and therefore no grounds for heritage listing and inclusion on the Heritage Register.

The Suburban Land Agency is facilitating a community engagement process to capture the community values before the site is put to the market.  To do this, an independently facilitated community and stakeholder panel has been formed.

This approach will help Proponents interested in the Tender for the Sale of the Land to formulate a design response for the site that takes into account  community and historic place values and offers a financial return to the Territory for the sale of the site. 

Gold Creek Homestead Map

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