The official opening of the Denman Village Community Centre represented the culmination of many years of hard work. With the Centre's official launch on 28 March 2022 evening, we hosted a special event to commemorate the occasion.
Communities at Work is proud to be working closely with Capital Estate Developments and Denman Prospect residents to support the development of this fabulous community, in which the Denman Village Community Centre plays such an important role.
Like Communities at Work, Capital Estate Developments has a strong commitment to community development, demonstrated by its investment and partnership with Communities at Work. Communities at Work has a long history of developing new and emerging communities in the ACT region, and our Community Development team worked closely with Capital Estate Developments to facilitate community connections and enable residents to build the essential foundations for a strong, resilient, and thriving community.
The Denman Village Community Centre will play an important role in this and provide the community with an important space for activities, events and community connections. Communities at Work also ensured to create a welcoming space that respects and celebrates the traditional owners of the land on which the centre is situated.
Communities at Work is grateful to have worked closely with Bradley Mapiva Brown and Bagariin Ngunnawal Cultural Consulting as part of our ongoing commitment to walk alongside Australia’s first peoples and to learn from and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past, present and future.
Bradley’s artwork, titled Ngunnawal Waterhole Dreaming is on display in the foyer, and all the centre rooms have been named by Bagariin Ngunnawal Cultural Consulting and the Winanggaay Ngunnawal Language Group to reflect the local environment surrounding the Denman Village Community Centre.
Following a beautiful Welcome to Country delivered by Joanne Brown and Jahmarl Towney, we heard from Stephen Byron, CEO of the Capital Airport Group, Lee Maiden, CEO of Communities at Work, and Chris Steel MLA, Member for Murrumbidgee. The event was hosted by Nick McDonald Crowley, Director of Capital Estate Developments, and musical entertainment was provided by the Monica Moore Trio.
We are excited to launch the Denman Village Community Centre and look forward to the community utilising the facilities. For venue hire enquiries at the Centre, please visit this page.
Visit the Denman Prospect website for details about the suburb and Capital Estate Developments.