GNCA - Griffith Narrabundah Community Association

About GNCA

About GNCA

The Committee

The Griffith Narrabundah Community Association [GNCA] is a not for profit, voluntary community based organisation operating in the Griffith Narrabundah area in the south of Canberra. The objects and purposes of the Association are “to protect the amenity and interests of the Griffith and Narrabundah communities, particularly in relation to the preservation of community facilities and open space”.

The GNCA Committee elects a Committee of Management at its Annual General Meeting to administer the affairs of the Association.  The current Committee membership includes:

President David Denham
Vice President Sue Tongue
Treasurer Paul Russell
Secretary Deborah Price
Public Officer Deborah Price
Website Manager Jane Carter
ISCCC Reps David Denham and Sue Tongue
Newsletter distribution Penny Royston
Other members Wayne Arthur, Leo Dobes, John Edquist, Sue Ross

The Constitution

Click for the GNCA Constitution

Social Media

Our Facebook page can be found at
Click to read our GNCA social media policy.


The Committee usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm at the East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, to discuss news, issues, current and future projects plus feedback from members. Both GNCA members and non members are welcome to attend. Please note that during Covid  some meetings are being held on Zoom.  If you wish to attend a meeting, please email to check if the meeting will be ‘in person’ or on Zoom.

The dates for our 2024 meetings are 14 February, 13 March, 10 April, 8 May, 12 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November and 11 December.  The AGM will also be held at the  East Hotel at 7pm on 23 October.


Click to join/renew @$10yr

Our Wider Association

The GNCA is a member of the Inner South Canberra Community Council (ISCCC), an umbrella organisation representing the community and residents’ groups in the Inner South.

The ISCCC frequently organises forums to consider issues of relevance to residents of the Inner South, and we will publicise these on this page.  The ISCCC’s website is, and its email address is  A map, which shows which Resident Group covers your area, can be found below on this page or by clicking here.

Other community groups that are members of the ISCCC are:

Deakin Residents Association
Forrest Residents Group
Kingston Barton Residents Group
Oaks Estate Progress Association
Old Narrabundah Community Council
Red Hill Residents Group
Yarralumla Residents Asociation


Current Issues

Since 2000 the GNCA has been involved with many issues of concern to Griffith and Narrabundah residents.   Click here to see some of the News.

Your Community

We live in one of the Garden City suburbs which is part of Canberra history.  Read more in the Griffith Neighbourhood Plan (634 KB PDF) and about the Garden City (784 KB PDF). It is a special area to be nurtured.   Sound planning principles demand that our existing urban open space areas remain protected and community facilities are appropriately maintained.  The loss of open space land and community facilities available to the public cannot be justified, especially given that these are already quite limited in the Griffith/Narrabundah/Kingston area. In recent years there has been a lot of urban in-fill and the population has increased