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.

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

ISCCC Committee (2016 AGM to 2017 AGM)

  • Chairperson – Marea Fatseas
  • Deputy Chairperson – John Edquist
  • Secretary – Deborah Price
  • Assistant Secretary – Sue Ross
  • Treasurer – David Johnstone
  • Auditor – vacant
  • Public Relations Officer – David Byrnes
  • Web manager (on committee) – vacant
  • Ordinary members – Anne Forrest, John-Paul Romano

Residents’ Group Members

  • Old Narrabundah Community Council – John Keeley, Austin Lynch
  • Griffith Narrabundah Community Association – Leo Dobes, David Denham
  • Yarralumla Residents Association Inc – David Harvey, Chris Windsor
  • Deakin Residents Association – George Wilson, Joel Tu
  • Red Hill Residents Group – Melissa Bennett
  • Kingston and Barton Residents Group – Rebecca Scouller, Peter Moore
  • Oaks Estate Progress Association – Hugh Griffin
  • Forrest Residents Group – Margaret  Atcherley, Carolyn Norrie

2017 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.

Council Forums will be held at:
Eastlake Club (Duffy Room), 3 Oxley Street, Griffith, from 7pm

The ISCCC conducts regular Council Forums which are open to all members of the public. 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.

  • 14 March 2017: topic and venue to be advised
  • 21 March 17: Public Housing
  • 9 May 2017: topic and venue to be advised
  • 11 July 2017: Towards Zero Emissions
  • 12 September 2017: topic and venue to be advised
  • 14 November 2017 – AGM. Details to be advised.


Committee meetings will be held at:

APCC conference room, Suite D First Floor, 2 Geils Court Deakin ACT 2600 from 7pm

The ISCCC conducts regular bi-monthly Committee meetings. Meetings are open to members of the public and matters that are not on the agenda may be added prior to, or during, the meeting.

  • 14 February 2017
  • 11 April 2017.
  • 13 June 2017
  • 8 August 2017
  • 10 October 2017
  • 12 December 2017

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.

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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

ABS Website Links

ACT Government 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?

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.

Key Group Website Email
Old Narrabundah Community Council www.narrabundah.org.au narrabundah@tpg.com.au
Griffith Narrabundah Community Assoc www.gnca.org.au info@gnca.org.au
Yarralumla Residents Association Inc. www.yarralumlaresidents.org.au info@yarralumlaresidents.org.au
Deakin Residents' Association www.deakinresidents.asn.au secretary@deakinresidents.asn.<wbr />au
Red Hill Residents Group - redhillresidentsgroup@gmail.com
Kingston Barton Residents Group Inc. www.kingstonandbarton.net kingstonandbarton@gmail.com
Oaks Estate Progress Association www.oaksestateact.org oepa@hotmail.com.au
Forrest Residents Group www.forrestresidents.org mail@forrestsresidents.org.au

* The striped section of the map indicates the area represented by both ONCC and GNCA

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