Corinna's Canberra: Airport & Brindabella Business Park

Corinna’s Canberra: Canberra International Airport and Brindabella Business Park (BBP)

This month, Corinna’s Canberra is profiling Canberra’s Airport and Brindabella Business Park, one of Corinna Dental Group’s three locations.

Canberra’s International Airport is the 8th busiest airport in the country, servicing not only the nation’s capital but also the areas of Queanbeyan, NSW and the surrounding regional area of South Eastern NSW. Flights to all Australian capital cities as well as the Gold Coast can be accessed from this facility. The airport is located at the eastern perimeter of North Canberra near the semi-rural suburb of Pialligo and is approximately an 8-minute drive from Canberra’s centre.

The Canberra Airport is an important asset to the ACT. It is increasingly becoming the first experience visitors have when coming to Canberra. Overseas dignitaries such as the Queen, President of the United States of America and other high profile foreign visitors disembark at Canberra Airport on their way to the National Capital. The name ‘Division of Canberra Airport’ in the District of Majura was determined under the provisions of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928 in Commonwealth Gazette C2014G00334 dated 25 February 2014.

From 1939 until 2003, Canberra Airport was utilised by both defence and civil aviation. However, its story begins in late 1926 when a paddock in the Majura Valley owned by a family of graziers, the Campbells, was suggested as a suitable area for an air strip. Air Force Captain Henri Petre described it to be an area ‘ideal for flying’ with landing distances ‘not less than 1000 yards in all directions’. Thus in this same year, the site at the corner of the Majura Valley Road and the Queanbeyan-Duntroon Road was leased to the Department of Defence and shortly after, in 1930, it was handed over to the government’s Civil Aviation Control. You can read more about this here.

The airport terminal was built in the 1960s and over the years, the runway has been accordingly lengthened and upgraded to accommodate the growing length of aircraft and the increased frequency of flights. The current airport terminal is a modern hub encompassing extensive facilities which include a cafe, bar, currency exchange, and secure lockers. The inclusion of children’s play equipment also makes for a child-friendly environment.

Airport Business Parks

Canberra’s Airport is also home to three bustling commercial and retail precincts: Brindabella Business Park, Majura Park and Fairbairn. Each of these precincts are built on airport land and compliment this busy centre.

Brindabella Business Park is a thriving office and retail precinct adjacent to the airport. It has been described as one of the world’s most environmentally sustainable business centres. This complex is a modern working environment which is home to approximately 7000 workers and 46 businesses, including Corinna Dental Group in Building 23 on Brindabella Circuit. It offers contemporary conference facilities, office space and cafes for the business community. You can read more about this here . Brindabella is an Aboriginal word, meaning “two kangaroo rats”. In 1840

Brindabella is an Aboriginal word, meaning “two kangaroo rats”. In 1840 T A Murray used the spelling “Berindabella”. The Franklin family have been at Brindabella since the middle of last century (several geographical features commemorate the Franklin family name). Miles Franklin, author of the novel “My Brilliant Career”, also spent her childhood at Brindabella (Refs: Lyall Gillespie, 1992, ‘Ginninderra – Forerunner to Canberra – A History of the Ginninderra District’; Kosciusko Huts Association, 1991, ‘Namadgi Historical Summaries’). You can read more about the history of Brindabella

Brindabella is an Aboriginal word, meaning “two kangaroo rats”. In 1840 T A Murray used the spelling “Berindabella”. The Franklin family have been at Brindabella since the middle of last century (several geographical features commemorate the Franklin family name). Miles Franklin, author of the novel “My Brilliant Career”, also spent her childhood at Brindabella (Refs: Lyall Gillespie, 1992, ‘Ginninderra – Forerunner to Canberra – A History of the Ginninderra District’; Kosciusko Huts Association, 1991, ‘Namadgi Historical Summaries’). You can read more about the history of Brindabella here.

Fairbairn derives its name from the former RAAF base. A large commercial precinct, it currently accommodates approximately 2000 workers. The business park contains office buildings as well as new airport hangars.

Majura Park has a diverse range of offerings. The precinct contains both commercial offices and retail space and is home to Australia’s largest Woolworths and Big W concept store. It also incorporates a 25m pool, swim school, gymnasium, Masters Hardware, and a purpose built medical centre. The origin of its name comes from the Majura Horse Paddock which was part of Robert Campbell’s Duntroon estate. It was probably named by Robert Campbell after Majura in India (ACT National Trust.).

CDG can be found in Brindabella Business Park’s Building 23. If this location is convenient for you, why not visit us here for all your dental requirements. We’d love to see you. Here is a link with more information about our location.

 

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