19 June 2020

My Gungahlin a year in review 2016

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Another big year for Gungahlin in 2016 with more development starting, finishing and being announced. It was also another big year here at My Gungahlin HQ. We had a goal to reach 15,000 Facebook followers by the end of the year. It does look like we will fall just short of that but will start 2017 with a bang!

Here are some of the highlights for 2916.


The protracted and controversial legal battle over the construction of a new mosque in Gungahlin is finally over, after anti-Islamic opponents signalled they would not pursue a High Court appeal.

We started a campaign about the illegal dumping at charity bins that has seen some changes implemented for the better. Gungahlin, this is not charity, it is dumping

Announcement of multimillion-dollar precinct slated for Amaroo tipped to become Gungahlin hub.

Announcment of High-rise Infinity Towers set to change the face of Gungahlin Town Centre

We got a sneak peak of Casey Market Town before it was opened.

The Convoy for Cancer Families was held.

Franklin the Gungahlin Maremma made international news after the Canberra Times published an article Up close and personal with Franklin the roaming Maremma sheepdog of Gungahlin


The ACT Government announced the successful bidder for light rail stage one.

Canberra Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance welcomed in the New Lunar Year

On 10th February a earthquake was reported at Wee Jasper and felt in Gungahlin.

On the 15th February, tragically Bradyn Dillon was taken from this world too early. The Tara Costigan Foundation helped pay for Bradyn’s funeral costs to ease that burden from his mother. We know how much Bradyn’s death touched the whole Gungahlin community. Many people asked us at the time what they could do to help. If you are able to help you can donate to the Tara Costigan Foundation to repay the funeral costs they so generously paid. You can donate here: taracostiganfoundation.nationbuilder.com/donate

ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show.


Eastern quolls released into Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Moncrieff display village opens.

Ella shaved her head for The World’s Greatest Shave raising $3,000.

A development to the north of Forde and Bonner across the border announced.

Land went on sale in Throsby.

Neil Maher was awarded Australian Bravery Award for saving two drowning girls at Yerrabi Ponds.

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