Community welcome

Saturday 22 June, 1-3pm

Haig Park Experiments invites previously consulted community members to a special event in Haig Park as well as welcoming new and interested members of the public. This casual event will include afternoon tea and playful activities.

Place plan theme: Cultural Program
'To provide a diverse range of things to do within the park.'

Saturday 22 June, 1-3pm

Between Lonsdale Street and Girrahween Street intersection

It is important to reconnect community members who have previously been consulted over the past two years in regard to Haig Park.

A welcome event to launch the experiments program can enable those who have previously provided input into the project to be part of the next phase.

Favourable outcomes

Previously consulted community members continue to be connected to the project and the park; new interested members understand that this project is part of a larger development process.

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This experiment will be updated as more details become available.

Upcoming ‘Community welcome ’ events

Community welcome / Community welcome event
Saturday, 22 June 2019, 13:00 PM till Saturday, 22 June 2019, 15:00 PM.
Our community welcome will open with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Roslyn Brown (Co-Chair of the United First Nations Elders Council and Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations People Centre, University of Canberra) along with a smoking ceremony. You can grab a program and hear more about the project and chat with the project team to see how you can get involved. The event will also feature:

  • scavenger hunt for kids and the young at heart
  • craft activities
  • live music from Hashemoto
  • Free treats including cupcakes from Sweet Bones Bakery, snacks and coffees from local providers
  • more to be announced

‘Community welcome ’ news

Community welcome / Community activities update
Thursday, 01 August 2019 .
On Wednesday 31 July we facilitated a wonderful event with members of the Canberra Senior Centre and a group of Year 4 students from Ainslie Primary School. The attendees gathered to play card games and share a hot drink with each other. This event was a great example of intergenerational bridging. The next gathering is scheduled for Wednesday 21 August.

Community welcome / Community welcome event
Monday, 24 June 2019 .
The Community Welcome afternoon tea saw over 300 locals and visitors enjoy a casual event in the park featuring live music, community activities and games, and a free afternoon tea. Head to to see photos from the event.