New and Emerging Communities

Enabling Capacity Building and Asset Based Community Development in new and emerging communities is a key area of focus for our Community Development Team.


Our Work

Canberra’s population surged past 420,000 in 2019 – the second-fastest growth rate in Australia.  This growth continues to drive the development of new suburbs.  We work in new and emerging communities to facilitate connections and build a sense of shared community resources. 

We have worked and continue to work with ACT Government, property developers and other stakeholders on a variety of community initiatives that have enabled residents to connect with each other and build networks and resilience as foundations of growth. 

Initiatives have included Plant Swaps, Playstreets, Creative Craft Challenge, Trivia Nights, Gardening Workshops, Handyman Workshops, Yoga, Morning Teas, astronomy nights, and much more.  

Denman Prospect

Communities at Work have been working with Denman Prospect for several years to support the building of strong community connections in this new and emerging community. The CD Program is located at the Denman Village Community Centre. To learn more about the space and it’s official opening visit our news post.

About Denman Prospect

Located between Mount Stromlo and the National Arboretum, Denman Prospect is located in the Molonglo Valley.  The suburb is being developed by Capital Estate Developments, a subsidiary of Capital Property Group, which also developed and owns the Canberra Airport precinct. 

Denman Prospect has exceptional public amenities including a P-10 government school, an Early Learning Centre, state of the art shops at Denman Village, healthcare facilities etc. The suburb is also home to the Denman Village Community Centre (opened in March 2022), the first purpose-built facility for community organisations and groups in Molonglo Valley. 

Learn More About Denman Prospect


Contact Information


Phone: 02 6123 4450

You can also contact us via the Get in Touch form here.

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