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Belconnen’s 40th!

Celebrate with Belconnen's 40 ‘greatest hits’

Lake Ginninderra was a dustbowl of construction activity forty years ago…

Today the lake ripples with water, reflecting the peaceful parkland surrounding its shores.

The first sod for Belconnen was officially turned at the Aranda Playing Fields on 23 June 1966 from that initial dump of dirt, Belconnen continues to develop its natural environment and arts and cultural facilities.

To celebrate we would like to you to come up with a ‘Top 40’ a list of Belconnen's most celebrated places and spaces. So why don’t you nominate your favourite neighbourhood spot and see if it makes it on to the ‘Top 40’. Obvious starters include an afternoon picnic at John Knight Park, a visit to Rotary's Trash and Treasure markets at Jamison, a ranger guided walk run by Canberra Urban Parks and Places, a walk to Ginninderra Falls, a bike ride along the Tour de Creek, and a guided tour of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Other ways you can celebrate this year:
Go to Belconnen's Birthday Bash the 2006 Belconnen Community Festival. The Festival will be held on 11 November 2005 and will bring Benjamin Way and Margaret Timpson Park alive with activities, performances and stalls for the whole family.
Be involved in a community arts project and help create a mural to celebrate Belconnen’s community stories and history.

When you live somewhere with so many attractions it’s easy to put off visiting them. Make 2006 the year to celebrate Belconnen and get out and see the ‘Top 40’

To nominate for the ‘Top 40 and/or to find out more about the mural project contact Denise Small at Denise@belcomserv.com.au or ph 62640200
To find out more about the festival contact Seth Jordan at festival@belcomserv.com.au or ph 6238 0328






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