About Us

The ISCCC is a voluntary, not for profit, community-based association operating in the inner south area of Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory. 

The ISCCC’s objective is to preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra community.

ISCCC IS NOT a local government body
Note: The ISCCC is not a local government body. If you have enquiries regarding Territory and local government matters you should contact AccessCanberra  on 13 22 81 or by email.


The ISCCC was formed in 2010 to provide a unified and strong voice for the residents of Inner South Canberra. The ISCCC consists of a Committee of Inner South Canberra residents groups representatives, two ordinary members and an executive. The ISCCC also has a number of members from the general community. The ISCCC agenda is to support and strengthen the activities of the residents groups.

The ISCCC is formally recognised by the ACT Government as the peak community representative body in Inner South Canberra representing the interests of the local residents and the communities. The ISCCC receives funding from the ACT Government as the peak community representative body in inner South Canberra in order to undertake the following activities:

  1. communicate to the ACT Government the views, expectations and concerns of community members;
  2. encourage the community to participate in Community Council activities; and
  3. hold community meetings that are:
    1. held once a month (except for December/ January);
    2. held, as far as possible, at a consistent location and on a consistent day of the month;
    3. open to the public; and
    4. publicly advertised

  • Chairperson – Marea Fatseas
  • Deputy Chairperson – Anne Forrest
  • Secretary – Kathie Potts
  • Assistant Secretary – Deborah Price
  • Treasurer – John Edquist
  • Assistant Treasurer – Vacant
  • Ordinary members – Tim Field
  • Webmaster – Vacant


Residents’ Group Members

  • Old Narrabundah Community Council – Bronwyn Shirley, Beatrice Bodart-Bailey
  • Griffith Narrabundah Community Association – David Denham, Sue Tongue
  • Yarralumla Residents Association Inc – Peter Pharaoh, Robert Cussel
  • Deakin Residents Association – John Bell, George Wilson
  • Red Hill Residents Group – Melissa Bennett, David Templeman
  • Kingston and Barton Residents Group – Richard Johnston, Peter Moore
  • Oaks Estate Residents Association – Fiona MacGregor, Bronwyn Spackman

Meetings Schedule

The ISCCC holds regular Committee meetings and general Council forums. All members of the community are welcome to attend the Committee and Council meetings.

ISCCC 2022 Meeting Schedule Venue: Eastlake Football Club 3 Oxley Street Griffith

The following dates have been agreed by the Committee but may change depending on emerging special events of interest to the Inner South. These dates will be updated on the website as soon as possible. Topics will be advertised as soon as possible and the venue will also be advised at that time:

  • Feb 15 Committee
  • Mar 8 Public
  • Apr 12 Committee
  • May 10 Public
  • Jun 14 Committee
  • Jul 12 Public
  • Aug 8 Public
  • Sep 13 Public
  • Oct 11 Committee
  • Nov 8 AGM

The ISCCC was founded in 2010 to represent the interests of the Inner South and is the peak group for our eight local residents’ groups. We have recently finalised its key priorities for the coming year.

A Snapshot of who we were in the 2011 Census.

This is a selection of data for Inner South Canberra suburbs – population, dwellings, density and family and household composition

ACT Government website links

ABS Website Links



Narrabundah Prefab history project: The pre-fabs area of Narrabundah comprised 362 ‘temporary’ homes built in the period 1947 to 1950 to accommodate tradesmen and their families, who came to Canberra to take part in the work needed to get the National Capital up and going after the Second World War. The area, originally comprising twenty-one streets, innovatively named First Street to 21st Street, is now that area of Narrabundah bounded by Matina Street and Kootara Crescent. In February 1978 the original streets were renamed and consolidated into thirteen streets, beginning with Bega Crescent near McMillan Circuit and ending with Nimbin Street adjacent to the Narrabundah Neighbourhood Oval. More…

Westlake: While Westlake as a residential area no longer exists, there is still quite a bit of history documented about this small workers camp which was located in the Stirling Ridge area.  More…

East Lake (The Causeway): The Causeway residents describe the sense of community prior to the ACT Government’s proposed development of East Lake and The Causeway. The Government expects to issue a draft variation to the Territory Plan in 2015 and that it will include a comprehensive stakeholder and community engagement process. More…

Public Place Names

The term ‘public place’ includes an avenue, road, street or place that the public are entitled to use, and any unleased land.

Public Place names are made under the Public Place Names Act 1989.  The actual names are registered through Disallowable Instruments which are identified by Suburb .  A search tool enables you to find information about Canberra’s streets including the founding colonial days and efforts of latter day heroes. You may also discover a family connection to a person commemorated in our street names.

Inner South Canberra Heritage

The ACT Heritage library has a collection of over 8,000 digitised photographs. Electronic copies of some photographs may be purchased from the Library. Photographs and other material should not be reproduced except in accordance with the Heritage Library policies. To see the photos, which can be sorted in various categories, visit www.images.act.gov.au.

Other materials can be seen at the Heritage Library website at www.library.act.gov.au/find/history.

The National Film and Sound Archives has published a short 17 minute documentary history of Canberra around 1945.  It includes people and places that you may recognise. An aerial view of South Canberra starts at about 4 minutes into the film. Download from here.

ArchivesACT.  Each month ArchivesACT publishes a ‘Find of the Month’, a novel subject based on files and objects from our archives. More…

Which Local Resident Group Covers Your Interest?

Old Narrabundah Community Councilhttps://narrabundah.org.au/info@narrabundah.org.au
Griffith Narrabundah Community Assochttp://www.gnca.org.au/
GNCA Facebook
Yarralumla Residents Association Inchttps://yarralumlaresidents.org.au/info@yarralumlaresidents.org.au
Deakin Residents’ Associationhttp://www.deakinresidents.asn.au/secretary@deakinresidents.asn.au
Red Hill Residents Groupredhillresidentsgroup@gmail.com
Kingston Barton Residents Group Inc.https://kingstonandbarton.wordpress.com/

KBRG Facebook
Oaks Estate Residents AssociationContact details to be advised
Forrest Residents Grouphttps://www.forrestresidents.asn.au/mail@forrestresidents.asn.au
* The striped section of the map indicates the area represented by both ONCC and GNCA

ISCCC area map (This map shows the boundaries of the member groups’ areas of interest. It does not necessarily represent either the planning or ABS statistical areas). Individuals who live in Canberra Inner South and who may not be represented by one of these groups, may wish to join ISCCC as a Member.
* The striped section of the map indicates the area represented by both ONCC and GNCAend