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A look around Canberra – Greenway

By Alexandra Craig - 18 September 2015 0

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The suburb of Greenway in Tuggeranong is named after Francis Howard Greenway who was a colonial architect. It was gazetted on 17 October 1986.

Greenway has two standout features: Lake Tuggeranong and the Hyperdome shopping centre.

The lake was created in 1987 by the construction of a dam which coincided with urban development in the area. It was originally built as a sediment trap for soil and debris with the purpose of improving the quality of water flowing into the Murrumbidgee River.

The lake and surrounding area is often used for swimming, fishing, bike riding and picnicking. I’ve never been down there for the day myself, but I have a fair few friends that say it’s nicer than Lake Burley Griffin.

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The first time I went to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome I was basically expecting about five shops after the way people had described it to me. ‘Generic’, ‘boring’ and ‘run down’ were some of the phrases thrown around. I was pleasantly surprised to find it was the complete opposite. Don’t get me wrong, it’s no megamall, but there are a decent amount of shops as well as a handful of major retailers and even a cinema.

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Greenway is also home to Pine Island which has some fantastic walking trails as well as barbecue facilities, toilets, and picnic tables – perfect for a spring day outdoors!

Quick stats
Streets are named after:  Architects
Federal Electorate: Canberra
Federal MP: Gai Brodtmann
Territory Electorate: Brindabella
Population: 1454
Population breakdown: 48.4 per cent male, 51.6 per cent female 
Average children per family: 1.6
Crime: 913 incidents in 2014 (not including traffic infringements)

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