About GNCA

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 Mgr                Jane Carter

ISCCC reps                  Leo Dobes and David Denham

Newsletters/Facebook   Venessa Trip

Other members            Wayne Arthur, John Edquist, Gail McAlpine and Colin Walters

The Constitution of the GNCA can be read here.

Our Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TheGNCA.  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 info@gnca.org.au to check if the meeting will be ‘in person’ or on Zoom.

The dates for our 2023 meetings are 8 February, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October, 8 November and 13 December.  The AGM will also be held at the  East Hotel at 7pm on 25 October.

Annual Membership is $10.00 per person and is your opportunity to provide valuable input and participate.  The rules and constitution of the Association are listed here.

The GNCA Inc Newsletter is published regularly with news and coverage of immediate issues of concern to the Community such as Development Applications and any changes of use proposed for urban open spaces and public facilities.

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 www.isccc.org.au, and its email address is info@isccc.org.au  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                     secretary@deakinresidents.asn.au

Forrest Residents Group                            mail@forrestresidents.org.au

Kingston Barton Residents Group               kingstonandbarton@gmail.com

Oaks Estate Progress Association               oepa@hotmail.com.au

Old Narrabundah Community Council         http://narrabundah.org.au

Red Hill Residents Group                           redhillresidentsgroup@gmail.com

Yarralumla Residents Association                info@yarralumlaresidents.org.au

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

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 considerably.