Throsby has a peaceful suburban vibe and plenty of wide-open spaces, but it’s just a 15-minute drive from the CBD and all that it offers. It’s close to everything residents need but feels like a private sanctuary kitted out with excellent parks and amenities. The serene suburb is tucked away between two woodland nature reserves, where birds, wallabies and perhaps even bettongs are the neighbours.
Thinking about visiting or moving to Throsby? Here’s what you need to know.
Background and history
Throsby is one of the newer suburbs in the Gungahlin district, and is adjacent to Kenny and Harrison. The Federal Highway is to the east, the border between ACT and NSW is to the North, the Goorooyarro nature reserve is to its west, and Horse Park Drive to the south.
The suburb was named after the explorer Charles Throsby, one of the first Europeans to open up areas west of the Blue Mountains to grazing and agriculture.
At full development, Throsby will accommodate approximately 1000 dwellings, the majority of which will be on single residential blocks.
A small mixed-use development site is planned for Throsby, but until then it’s just 2.5km to Gungahlin Town Centre.
Throsby is also close to major routes to the city, Belconnen and Fyshwick, and the light rail network through Canberra’s Inner North and to the CBD.
Places of interest and things to do
- Get ready for all the football you can handle. Throsby will soon become the new home of football, with the ACT Government set to construct several outdoor football fields and indoor futsal courts off Bettong Avenue.
- Visit Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. A new Learning Centre to showcase the innovative conservation and restoration work happening in the reserve is set to open in 2020, with a café and nature play area on the cards.
- Take the kids to check out a fun new playground. Head down to Bettong Avenue and check out the bright, fun-filled playground that’s full of surprises for both older and younger kids.
The nearby Franklin and Harrison schools currently service the population of Throsby. A public primary school is scheduled to open in Throsby in 2022
- Median age: Census data not available
- Median weekly household income: Census data not available
- Median weekly rent: Census data not available
- Houses vs. apartments: Census data not available
- Suburb sales record (excludes land sales): $ $1,360,000 in 2019
Source: 2016 Census.
Do you live, or have you previously lived, in Throsby? What are your favourite things about the suburb? What advice would you give to people considering moving there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.