Within walking distance to Gungahlin, the award-winning infrastructure, pristine natural surroundings and close proximity to the city continue to make Throsby a shining example of considered urban development.
A unique gem in the north of Gungahlin
Throsby is a peaceful sanctuary, designed for a life of balance. Residents enjoy a rich and varied lifestyle with more space, time and tranquillity. Just 15-minutes from the city, Throsby is a thoughtfully planned development that creates a private sanctuary feel amidst the hustle and bustle Canberra life.
Taking away the prestigious Sir John Overall Award for the outstanding design of the central park infrastructure, Throsby offers – easy access to shops, schools, amenities, parkland, all while surrounded by some of ACT’s most pristine native bushlands, waterways and trails.
Land in Throsby was released for sale by the ACT Government during 2016-2017, and is now home to approximately 1,000 dwellings.
Showcasing conservation excellence and connected living
The development of Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary in Throsby helps showcase innovative conservation and restoration work around the wider area while also providing a hub for eco-tourism, research, community engagement and education. The onsite Wildbark Visitors Centre acted as a meeting point for many community groups, often supported by the Throsby Mingle team.
Multi-year community development
The Throsby Mingle team completed its multi-year community development program in 2023. In each community SLA develops, the Mingle team commits to providing support to local residents to build strong community connections and local leaders.
In 2022 alone, over 1,080 residents attended Throsby’s Mingle events while over 160 events were run over the full duration of the program.
A long-term commitment to sustainable design and management
Every opportunity has been taken to protect and foster the biodiversity of the local environment in Throsby.
We have retained as much mature trees as possible and planted additional trees to establish an understorey. This aims to enhance and strengthen the foraging corridors for the endangered Superb Parrot, which nests in the adjacent nature reserve. Access to these nature reserves is managed to minimise impact on Superb Parrot nesting areas.
Gungaderra Creek was utilised to form a central open space link from the suburbs of Franklin and Harrison to Mulligans Flat and Goorooyaroo Nature Reserves.
Finally, landscaping has been sympathetic with the ecological values of the area and residents were encouraged to landscape with a range of plants offering foraging opportunities for the Superb Parrot. The Free Plant Issue Scheme from the ACT Government supported residents getting greater access to affordable native plants.