Gungahlin Regional Profile
Gungahlin is the northern most town centre of the ACT, Australia, and is situated approximately 14km north of Canberra’s city centre. Currently, Gungahlin comprises 11 suburbs, including three currently under construction and a further 7 suburbs planned. The population is expected to rise to 50,000 by the year 2014.
The word Gungahlin is Aboriginal in origin and means little rocky hill. Up until the late 1960s and during colonial times, the Gungahlin that we know today was part of the former farmlands of Ginninderra. Free settlers established wheat and sheep properties such as 'Weetangara', ‘Gold Creek ,'The Valley', ‘Horse Park’and 'Tea Gardens'. Much of the local produce supplied the large workforce at goldfields located at Braidwood and Major's Creek.
Now a vibrant, young and rapidly growing region, Gungahlin ACT is centrally located in regards to all regional attractions. It is within a comfortable two hours drive of Australia's snow fields, famous trout fishing lakes and the pristine beaches of the New South Wales south coast. It is also only 290km from Sydney and 655 km from Melbourne.
The local facilities in Gungahlin are growing rapidly to match its expanding population. The new Gungahlin Community Health Centre
opened in September 2012. Siren bar and restaurant
is located directly opposite the Gungahlin Police Station in the Abode Hotel complex, providing a stylish option for a night out with family and friends close to home.
The Gungahlin College
opened in 2011, and there is now 900 students attending this school. The Gungahlin College is also home to the Gungahlin Library
, a state of the art library which is open to the general public.
The Gungahlin Town Centre is home to many specialty shops and major retailers such as Big W, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi. Just down the road from the Gungahlin shopping centre is the major hardware store Magnet Mart.
In more recent news, it has been announced that in 2014 part of the Treasury Department of the ACT Government will relocate to Gungahlin in a purpose built government office block. This is great news for Gungahlin business owners and investors as it means more jobs for our local region, and more people working in the Gungahlin Town Centre. A light rail system has also been proposed to run between Gungahlin and Civic.
Regional Maps Of Gungahlin