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About Us

GCG’s mission is to ‘connect, support and lead local communities to maintain and improve the health of the Ginninderra Catchment and surrounding environments’.

GCG is both a community-based natural resource management organisation and a Landcare network, operating primarily in the north-west ACT Region.  We support 31 Landcare Groups (including Parkcare, urban, rural, junior, and Aboriginal Landcare Groups) and coordinate numerous community engagement and landscape-scale restoration programs.

GCG is one of three community Catchment Groups in the ACT. It has strong partnerships with local, regional and national bodies. Current GCG priority program areas can be seen here.

GCG provides a network for our member groups and volunteers; linking the catchment community with the ACT Government and other stakeholders, providing assistance with project development and implementation, and facilitating community forums for ideas and discussion. Our organisation has demonstrated significant achievements in integrated environmental activities across all tenures (rural, urban and reserve) and landscape types in the ACT Region.

Our committee

The Ginninderra Catchment Group is run by a volunteer committee.

December 2022 – December 2023 Committee

Clare Henderson

Deputy Chair
Ken Hodgkinson


John Connelly

Education and Community Engagement Officer

Public Officer
John Pugh

General Members
Wally Bell
John Giacon
Sandy Lolicato


Our staff

Executive Officer – Kathryn McGilp


Waterwatch Coordinator – Bruno Ferronato

ACT Frogwatch Coordinator – Anke Maria Hoefer

Projects Officer – Fiona Spier

Finance Officer – Julian Low

Assistant Project and Communications Officer – Suzanne Richardson

Annual Reports


Ginninderra Catchment Group Strategy, 2000

Ginninderra Catchment Group Strategy 2000 (1MB) – The Ginninderra Catchment Group has developed clear strategic priorities to improve the health, diversity and productivity of the catchment and creek system. 

Where to Buy Bush Friendly Plants in the ACT


Ginninderra Catchment Group Brochures

Management Plan For Lower Ginninderra Creek

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(Barton HWY to Macgregor)(1.5 MB)


Includes Plant List and Planting Templates

Find out about the history and habitat values of the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve. This leaflet includes some suggested walking trails with a map of the reserve.

Dunlop Grasslands Brochure – Find out about the significance of the Dunlop Grasslands Nature Reserve. Includes a map of the Reserve.

Are these weeds invading your neighborhood? – Find out about 3 silent invaders: Chilean Needle Grass, Serrated Tussock and African Love Grass.


Our Members

The Ginninderra Catchment Group supports its volunteers to undertake environmental activities in a number of ways. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and with different interests. Some are keen to improve the areas surrounding their homes, whilst others have an interests in specific issues such as water quality, weed management, education or threatened flora and fauna. The Group recognises that there are many ways through which members can support our activities, from more rigorous activities such as weed removal or revegetation, to contributing to our working groups or helping out with administrative tasks.

Become a Member

To become a member of the Ginninderra Catchment Group, just fill in one of the forms below and submit. We have 2 levels of membership; groups and supporters. 

Group membership

Any Landcare group or related environmental stewardship group can apply to become members of GCG.

Membership provides:

  • Newsletters and information regularly
  • Assistance with project development, administration, applying for grants and financial management
  • GCG can provide access to free or discounted workshops, field trips, forums and events at various times
  • Opportunities for members to take part in informal knowledge sharing of experience, ideas and stories and cross-pollination of ideas between groups/landholders.
  • Access to formal local and national representation and knowledge-sharing through Landcare ACT and the National Landcare Network.
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded and engaged Landcare Opportunities to come together with rural landholders, urban conservation volunteers and Aboriginal interests
  • Access to expertise and capacity for specific issues
  • Easy access to resources and equipment at no charge, e.g. meeting rooms, weed control and revegetation equipment
  • Becoming a member of the Ginninderra Catchment Group ensures that you are covered by the Ginninderra Catchment Group’s public liability insurance whilst participating in Catchment Group activities. Information provided here will not be provided to any third party without your agreement.

Group Membership Form 

Supporters of Ginninderra Catchment Group

Individuals can come “supporters’ which allows them to get our newsletters and other communications. The Ginninderra Catchment Group encourages individuals to become members of Landcare groups, and access more services that GCG provides. 

From time to time there are opportunities to assist in the office in tasks, such as proofreading documents, filing and data entry. Currently, we are keen to have some assistance in scanning and organising archival photos and documents which are important to our and our member groups history. 

Supporters of Ginninderra Catchment Group Form

Please, if you are part of a group, an interested individual, or interested in forming a new stewardship group, contact us, or follow us on Facebook @GinninderraCatchmentGroup


We support a number of local Landcare and Parkcare groups operating in the catchments of both Ginninderra Creek and Yass River.

These groups are always enthusiastic to meet new volunteers or to get involved in local projects.

The Catchment Group staff support Landcare groups by:

  • Coordinating catchment-wide education, awareness and on-ground projects that complement the work of local groups
  • Providing necessary equipment for on-ground and other work
  • Providing a contact point for public enquiries
  • Providing administrative support such as insurance, IT facilities and more.

Click on the links below to find out more about each of our member groups:

Find out how you or your group can become a member of the Ginninderra Catchment Group.