It’s hard to imagine that Tuggeranong, one of Canberra’s largest districts, was once a quiet grazing property. Indeed, it was a grazing property for close to five decades.
Modern Tuggeranong is radically different. Today it’s one of the most well-established and well-loved regions in Canberra, comprising 19 suburbs and occupying 117 square kilometres to the east of the Murrumbidgee River. It’s full of life and has everything on offer for residents, businesses and visitors.
While its name derives from a Ngunnawal expression meaning ‘cold place’, Tuggeranong has a warm heart. Its population has blossomed to more than 89,000, the town centre has come into its own and the district has its own lake. Tuggeranong also enjoys plenty of parkland and open spaces, as well as views and vistas of surrounding hills and mountains.
Planning for Tuggeranong began in 1969 and the first families moved into the suburb of Kambah in 1974. The 2016 Census reported that the Tuggeranong demographic was slightly more female (51.1 per cent) than male (48.9 per cent) with a median age of 37. The population and workforce are now steadily growing.
Development progress was slow but consistent at first. Eventually Tuggeranong was nicknamed ‘Nappy Valley’ for the large number of families settling there. Fast forward to 2021 and Tuggeranong is now home to many younger Canberrans who love the lifestyle, amenities and convenience. Its population is growing and its workforce is too.
The flourishing Tuggeranong Town Centre (formally named Greenway) is home to the central business district and South.Point shopping centre, offering 70,000m2 of shopping with several supermarkets, department stores and other large retailers. The town centre is also a focal point for wining and dining including along bustling Anketell Street.
Arts and entertainment are alive and well at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and beyond. Those who worship the outdoors can’t get enough of Lake Tuggeranong, Pine Island Reserve and Kambah District Park. Those keen on recreational activities enjoy the skate park, swimming pool, landscaped town park, oval and archery facilities.
Tuggeranong offers plenty of educational options, including primary schools, high schools and Tuggeranong College.
Location is key and Tuggeranong is only 13 minutes to Woden and 25 minutes from Canberra City. The Canberra Airport is a 15-minute drive from Greenway.
These are great times for Tuggeranong. Here are some of the residential developments appearing on Tuggeranong’s skyline.
New developments in Tuggeranong
Geocon’s alpine-inspired precinct, in the heart of Tuggeranong at Greenway, offers modern luxury living with views of the Brindabellas and Lake Tuggeranong. Aspen Village is Greenway’s first mixed-use precinct and the development is the first of its kind for Canberra.
One, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and commercial opportunities are available from $299,900.
Resort-style amenities include the indoor Alpine Bathhouse with three private indoor and outdoor spa rooms and a luxury 12-person sauna overlooking the lake.
Another exceptional amenity is The Summit, Aspen Village’s luxurious 2,200m2 rooftop entertaining space — complete with indoor-outdoor bar, heated infinity edge pool, bookable private lounge areas, BBQ and dining facilities, fire pits and lawn area.
Rounding out Aspen Village’s amenities is the concierge service, chef’s kitchen and dining area, as well as car wash.
Location is everything. Nestled on Canberra's emerging southern fringe, Aspen Village connects to every modern amenity, including the retail and transport hubs of the nearby Tuggeranong Town Centre and beyond.
Fresco Greenway offers spacious and exceptionally crafted 3 and 4-bedroom townhomes in a secure, gated environment. Located in the Tuggeranong suburb of Greenway, this boutique development comprises 25 dwellings. Fresco Greenway is all about life by the water. Design features include architectural façade cladding and quality inclusions. The project, now selling, has four two-storey buildings with individual garages and an adjacent covered parking area. Developed by Arlington Property, interested buyers can register for floor plans and an inclusions list.
3 Property Group’s newest project in Greenway, award-winning Avani, has been master planned to take advantage of surrounding bushland and stunning views of the Brindabellas. Avani’s 2, 3, 4 or 5-bedroom residences have a feeling of refined luxury. Architectural vision is by local architects, DNA, and interiors by The Dept. of Design. Communal amenities include a solar-heated swimming pool. Avani includes premium designer fixtures/fittings and home automation. Private viewings of the Avani Display Townhome are available.
If you’re looking for more information on developments in other parts of the ACT, you might like our articles on new developments in Woden, new developments in Belconnen, new developments in Gungahlin and new developments in Canberra City.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is living in Tuggeranong expensive?
Rents and purchasing prices vary, but there are many affordable apartments, townhouses and houses in Tuggeranong – more affordable than in some other parts of Canberra. Obviously, the amount you pay depends on many factors like the area of Tuggeranong you choose, as well as the size, age and the condition of the property you’re looking to rent or buy.
Is Tuggeranong family friendly?
Tuggeranong is definitely family friendly. Tuggeranong caters exceptionally well for growing families, with plenty of open spaces, amenities and loads of things to do, all right at hand.
Should I buy in Tuggeranong?
This depends on your personal circumstances but certainly many Canberrans love living Tuggeranong for its convenient facilities, amenities and location. The percentage buying to live in Tuggeranong is growing. More and more investors are also buying there, finding it relatively easy to rent properties out.
How good is Tuggeranong’s local transport?
Tuggeranong is well serviced with community bus services.
Are there plenty of schools in Tuggeranong?
Tuggeranong is well served with educational facilities at all levels. A range of public, private and Catholic schools are available.