Handmade Giving


Handmade Canberra believes in supporting our community in many ways. This extends to our support of charities and not for profit organisations that are working to improve the quality of life for members of our community.

In the last few years we have supported, amongst others, Bosom Buddies ACT, Dragons Abreast ACT, Motor Neuron Disease, The Yellow Van, The Red Cross QBN, Menslink, Sids and Kids, 2015 Pink Pedal Challenge, Canberra Cat Fix, Painting with Parkinsons and Karinya House and Vinnies. read more

Gungahlin Village car parking update


Earlier this month we shared a blog post to advise Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition, subsequently to this we posted an update Gungahlin Village car parking update. Through our social media a number of questions have been raised which we have followed up with the centre management. read more

Gungahlin Village Car Parking update


Earlier today we shared a post Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition and subsequently we have received an update from JLL who are the property managers for Gungahlin Village. read more

Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition


Gungahlin Village in Gungahlin's Town Centre has installed signage to advise that from the 1st of April 2017 the car park will now be managed by Wilson Car Parking. read more

Fewer shopping trolleys to be abandoned with new systems now in place


Residents should see fewer shopping trolleys abandoned on nature strips, in parks and by the roadside after new systems were put in place this week to ensure retailers that provide trolleys have containment systems in place.

“Over recent months, Transport Canberra and City Services has been working closely with major retail providers to ensure they comply with shopping trolley management and the regulatory requirements of the Litter Act 2004,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

Coles creates 77 new jobs at new supermarket in Amaroo


Amaroo residents have been waiting a very long time for their very own shops and on the 8th of February they will finally have them! The new centre with Coles supermarket and a range of other specialty stores and basement car park is a welcomed development by local residents.

More than 100 local residents have secured a role at Coles’ new Amaroo, supermarket. The new market-style Amaroo supermarket will employ 77 new recruits and 30 existing team members who have transferred from existing Coles stores in the area.  read more

Managed car parking at Marketplace Gungahlin commences 28th November


On 19th August, Marketplace Gungahlin opened their new two level underground car park which accomodates 500 car parking spaces and weather protected travelator access to Woolworths and Kmart.

Combined with the car parking within the Big W mall, there are now a total of 1,300+ car parking spaces available for customer convenience at Marketplace Gungahlin. read more

Celebrating 29 years, Kmart together with The Salvation Army and Mission Australia are helping to show others that they are not alone.


Yesterday Kmart Gungahlin launched their Christmas wishing tree along with students from Neville Bonner Primary school by decorating the tree, placing the first 2 official gifts under three, singing Jingle Bells and of course the morning was completed with cake and a special visit by Santa.

Read on to find out how you can help other families this Christmas through The Salvation Army and Mission Australia. read more

Marketplace Gungahlin Milestone


18 years ago on the 9th August 1998 the then Chief Minister opened stage one of Marketplace Gungahlin. At this time Marketplace Gungahlin was a lone building among the paddocks of the Gungahlin "Town Centre".

Fast forward to 31st October 2005 the Chief Minister of the day Jon Stanhope opened stage two of Marketplace Gungahlin. This development introduced Big W, more specialty stores and car parks to the town centre.  read more

Retail offering announced in Marketplace Gungahlin extension


We are pleased to be able to let you know a number of the exciting shops to be part of the new Marketplace Gungahlin extension opening in late November 2016.

We are all excited about Kmart coming as the anchor tenant for the new extension. Kmart will be joined by the following businesses: read more

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