To preserve and improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental well being of Inner South Canberra and the Inner South Canberra Community.

About Us

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 supports the activities of Inner South Canberra residents’ groups and the Committee includes representatives of each group.

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 – Colin Walters
  • Deputy Chairperson – Anne Forrest
  • Secretary – Kathie Potts
  • Assistant Secretary – Deborah Price
  • Treasurer – John Edquist
  • Assistant Treasurer – Paul Russell
  • Public Relations– Vacant
  • Ordinary members – Cordelia Gee, David Templeman
  • Webmaster – Vacant


Residents’ Group Members

  • Old Narrabundah Community Council – Andy Botham, Beatrice Bodart-Bailey
  • Griffith Narrabundah Community Association – David Denham, Sue Tongue
  • Yarralumla Residents Association Inc – Michael Gardiner, Robert Cussel
  • Deakin Residents Association – John Bell, George Wilson
  • Red Hill – For Red Hill issues, contact
  • Kingston and Barton Residents Group – Richard Johnston
  • Oaks Estate Residents Association – Fiona MacGregor, Bronwyn Spackman

Priorities for 2024

PRIORITY 1: Advocate for high quality, sustainable planning and design including heritage protection.

PRIORITY 2: Advocate for an integrated and effective transport system.

PRIORITY 3: Advocate for effective and inclusive community engagement and improved social outcomes.

PRIORITY 4: Strengthen ISCCC and member group capacity and capability and improve public understanding of what the ISCCC does.

PRIORITY 5: ACT election 2024 – enable the community to make effective input.

PRIORITY 6: Progress new outreach / inclusion activities.

PRIORITY 7: Examine and if possible, implement dual mode delivery for public meetings.

An over-riding principle for all priorities is mitigating the urban heat island effect.

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

Other materials can be seen at the Heritage Library website at

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 Resident Covers Your Interest?

Old Narrabundah Community Council
Griffith Narrabundah Community Assoc
Yarralumla Residents Association Inc
Deakin Residents’ Association
Red Hill Residents GroupRed Hill - For Red Hill issues, contact
Kingston Barton Residents Group Inc.

KBRG Facebook
Oaks Estate Residents AssociationContact details to be advised
Forrest Residents Group
* 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.