A new youth and community hub is opening to the public in Gungahlin while planning and design work is underway on a larger permanent facility.
‘Gunners Place’ will now serve as a base for groups to come together, share ideas, and work on initiatives that support their community.
“The new facility located on Gribble Street will serve as a meeting place for the entire community, a place to deliver community programs, with equipment to support shared office spaces, a meeting room and small kitchen,” said Special Minister of State Chris Steel.
“A kitchen will also be available for use, as well as a large 75-inch interactive smart board and Wi-Fi to be installed very soon.
“I welcome Barnardos Australia as our partner to get this fantastic new facility up and running along with the other services that will be based here, including Northside Community Services, Relationships Australia and Multicultural Hub Canberra.”
While the new Gungahlin Community Centre is constructed, the Gungahlin community can utilise Gunners Place and access the various services provided there.
“Development Approval for the new Gungahlin Community Centre project is well underway, and it’s anticipated that community groups will be able to use the new Community Centre in late 2026,” said Minister Steel.
A community panel worked with the ACT Government to determine the functional requirements, preferred location, facility design and ongoing building management model of the Gungahlin Community Centre.
The draft designs – which can be viewed on the YourSay Conversations website – have been developed to deliver a space that best meets the needs of the entire Gungahlin community.