Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 24 November 2022) . . Page.. 3853 ..
Tuggeranong—SouthFest in the Suburbs
MS LAWDER (Brindabella) (5.47): I want to pay tribute this afternoon to the organisers of SouthFest in the Suburbs. Instead of one big event, which is how SouthFest started off, because of COVID restrictions it went to a range of activities, about 50 of them, throughout the Tuggeranong suburbs, between 5 and 19 November. I want to congratulate the organising committee and everyone involved on the huge range of events throughout Tuggeranong. Most of them were free. I got to as many of them as I could, but certainly not all of them. I want to list a few of them here, as a way of congratulating those people who helped to organise them.
Starting on 5 November we had the Gordon Community Day at the Gordon Community Centre, the Kambah Community Gardens Open Day and the Wellbeing and Sustainability Family Day at the Diversity Hub in Kambah. On 6 November the Markets Wanniassa—Outdoors! was held, and the Vikings Sunday Funday at Vikings Park, Erindale. On 7 November there were the Sing Australia 21st birthday celebrations and singalong at Greenway Views. On 9 November there was the Man Walk and BBQ Breakfast at Bunnings, Tuggeranong. On 10 November there was Coffee for Community Champions at Little Luxton at Gordon Community Centre. On 11 November there was the battle of the bands in the town centre and the Friday night markets in the town centre.
On 12 November we had the Gilmore Primary School car boot sale and market, the Good Shepherd Community Day at the Good Shepherd Community Church in Chisholm, and the Conder wetlands neighbourhood party on the corner of Tom Roberts Avenue and Templestowe Avenue in Conder.
On 13 November we had the EV Experience Day in the town centre, a come-and-try electric bike day in the town centre, an aqua class at Lakeside Leisure Centre, and a social dance class at the Crystal Ballroom in Greenway. On 16 November there was a Man Walk and BBQ Breakfast at Bunnings, Tuggeranong and a dance class for adults at the Crystal Ballroom in Greenway. On 17 November we had Zumba fitness with Elly’s dance studio at Calwell High School. On 18 November there was the Maggie Moo Music intergenerational morning tea at Club Kalina in Greenway, a garden festival party at Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre, rock and roll in the laneways in Tuggeranong town centre, Friday night markets in the town centre, and Age of the Pinedemic—the Musical at Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
On 19 November there was the rowing club open day at Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club, the Lake Tuggeranong clean-up and barbecue, which had been postponed from the previous weekend due to bad weather, the Calwell Family Fun Day at Calwell shopping centre, the Tuggeranong Salvation Army Community Day in the Churches Centre car park, the EV Experience Day in the town centre, and Age of the Pinedemic was performed again at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.
Once again, big congratulations go to everyone involved. It was a completely different way of delivering SouthFest, but it enabled people throughout so many different suburbs of Tuggeranong to enjoy the festivities. Thanks very much also to the Tuggeranong Community Council, who helped to organise SouthFest through an organising committee.