A new vision for Tharwa Village

Tharwa bridge

You can now have your say on a draft plan for Tharwa Village.

The Tharwa Draft Village Plan aims to foster the protection and enhancement of Tharwa's unique character and build upon the value the village contributes to the local community, tourism and recreational opportunities for Canberra.

The plan proposes a range of actions to address the key challenges and opportunities that were identified for the village through earlier community engagement. These focus on the village core, Cuppacumbalong and the river corridor.

Tharwa is important to those who live, work and visit there and the development of this village plan is intended to maintain its village character and strengthen its culture and lifestyle.

Key recommendations proposed by the draft village plan include:

  • Making the village core an appealing, social, recreational and creative hub for the local community while also attracting visitors to experience the fine qualities of a rural village lifestyle.
  • Ensuring that Cuppacumbalong Homestead Precinct expresses and enhances the story of Tharwa.
  • Protecting and enhancing Tharwa's history (both Aboriginal and European) and its unique natural environment.

Your contribution forms a critical part of the planning process to ensure that the local community has an opportunity to express its needs and desires regarding the way we plan for the village. This is your opportunity to have your say on the recommended strategies and actions within the draft village plan.

Give your feedback on the plan here.