Canberra's oldest official settlement set to receive a draft village plan in 2016


Set in picturesque landscape beside the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mount Tennent, Tharwa is Canberra’s oldest official settlement.  During February locals have a chance to take part in community workshops to explore what makes Tharwa such a treasured place for residents and visitors alike, as well as developing ideas for community initiated projects.

The aim of this engagement is to produce a village plan that will enhance Tharwa’s unique rural character and provide opportunities to empower the local community.

The community will have an opportunity to see and comment on the draft plan in mid 2016. Visit