Australian Towns & Cities
Australian Capital Territory: Greenway
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Established in 1988, Greenway is the main urban centre for the Tuggeranong district. The name Tuggeranong is derived from a Ngunnawal expression meaning "cold place". 1 The suburb is named after the architect, Francis Greenway (1777–1837). It was gazetted on 17 October 1986. The streets are named after architects. 2

The town centre features, commercial, residential, light industrial and government offices and was originally planned to be the geographic centre of the district, but with government and planning changes, development beyond the Murrumbidgee River to the west of the town centre never eventuated. 3

Frderal government departments in Greenway include the Department of Social Services and Services Australia.


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Reed Street:
Reed St passing under Soward Way at Greenway, April 2017.

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Lake Tuggeranong:
Twilight at Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway, April 2017.

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Lake Tuggeranong:
Twilight at Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway, April 2017.

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Lake Tuggeranong:
Twilight at Lake Tuggeranong, Greenway, April 2017.

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Lake Shores:
View of Lake Shores and Lake Tuggeranong, with the Tuggeranong town centre in the distance at Greenway, April 2017.

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Tuggeranong Town Centre:
Lake Tuggeranong and the Tuggeranon town centre at Greenway, April 2017.

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Tuggeranong Town Centre:
Lake Tuggeranong and the Tuggeranon town centre at Greenway, April 2017.

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1 "Our School". Gowrie Primary School
2 Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 60. ISBN 1-86331-128-9
3 Archives ACT Research Guide Proposed Suburb Names in Tuggeranong 1975
4 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Greenway (State Suburb), 2016 Census QuickStats

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