Latest news

We notify our members of updates through a regular e-newsletter. We also plan to publish regular updates on this website.

23 September 2020

Floriade in Yarralumla

The tulips and annuals at the shops and in the pocket park on the corner of Novar and Hooker are coming into bloom thanks to those residents who have watered and cared for them over recent months. Sad to see that one of the wheelbarrows of blooms vanished one night.

22 September 2020

Blue Gum Point project

The ACT Government has awarded an Environment Grant of $20,856 to Friends of Grasslands to restore grassy woodlands at Blue Gum Point (east) in Yarralumla. The site contains populations of the nationally endangered Button Wrinklewort and Golden Sun Moth.

01 September 2020

2020 ACT Election - YRA Priorities

YRA wrote to all the known candidates for the electorate of Murrumbidgee in the forthcoming ACT election, seeking their views on a number of issues affecting Yarralumla. Read more to see the YRA's list of key priorities and the responses we've received.

25 July 2020

Yarralumla Community Garden Proposal

TheYarralumla Community Garden Group (YCG) seeks your support in establishing a community garden on the corner of Loftus and Mueller Streets.

14 July 2020

Brickworks Update

YRA started out in 1988 because of opposition to the then proposed plans for the Canberra Brickworks. After more than 30 years of hard work by many people we were represented on the community panel that was consulted as part of the tender process and in 2019 Doma were confirmed by the ACT Government (Suburban Land Agency “SLA”) as the successful tenderer.

13 July 2020

Planning and development updates

Summaries of the recent planning and development updates

01 June 2020

Floriade: Reimagined

Yarralumla will have its own slice of Floriade with 2650 bulbs and annuals to be planted in Yarralumla as part of Floriade Reimagined

01 June 2020

Floriade Reimagined Working Bee

The first working bee for Yarralumla's contribution to Floriade: Reimagined

24 May 2020

Project Wattle

Canberra Year 12 student sets up community pantry initiative under banner of Project Wattle. Project Wattle, a community pantry, was developed by a local school student who wanted to assist those who might be finding it difficult during the Covid19 crisis.

22 May 2020

Trees, Trees, Trees

The YRA Tree Maintenance Group has been hard at work after the NCA pine tree removal program next to Stirling Park delivered a mulch windfall to Yarralumla. The YRA obtained 720 cubic metres of mulch for the suburb (620 cubic metres for the suburb and 100 cubic metres for the Yarralumla Primary School).