Moncrieff, Australian Capital Territory

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Moncrieff
Canberra,  Australian Capital Territory
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Moncrieff
Coordinates 35°09′19″S149°06′50″E / 35.15528°S 149.11389°E / -35.15528; 149.11389 Coordinates: 35°09′19″S149°06′50″E / 35.15528°S 149.11389°E / -35.15528; 149.11389
Population5,310 (SAL 2021) [1]
Established2014
Postcode(s) 2914
District Gungahlin
Territory electorate(s) Yerrabi
Federal division(s) Fenner
Suburbs around Moncrieff:
Taylor Jacka Bonner
Taylor Moncrieff
Ngunnawal Amaroo

Moncrieff is a suburb in the Gungahlin district of Canberra, the National Capital of Australia. The name was gazetted in April 1991, with initial land releases becoming available to developers in June 2014. [2] It is named after Gladys Moncrieff, an Australian singer of the 1920-1930s musical era who was dubbed 'Australia's Queen of Song'. The suburb is in north Gungahlin, adjacent to the existing suburbs of Ngunnawal and Amaroo and the future suburbs of Taylor and Jacka. The suburb is located approximately 4 km from the Gungahlin Town Centre and 16 km from the centre of Canberra, and is bounded by Mirrabei Drive and Horse Park Drive. It is home to the Moncrieff Community Recreation Park, which was voted the ACT's favourite playground in 2021. [3]

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Like most new Canberra suburbs, it is a cat containment area: all cats have to be kept inside the cat owner's property and within an enclosure if outside. [4]

Geography

The suburb has an area of approximately 200 ha, less than that of other suburbs in Gungahlin. Three hills dominate the area, the highest which is 674 metres above sea level. The green belt is characterised by grassland, yellow box–red gum woodland and lowland woodland. [5]

Geology

The rock under Moncrieff consists of Canberra Formation of middle Silurian age. It consists of shale, slate, and mudstone. [6]

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Moncrieff (Suburb and Locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022.  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. "Moncrieff Land Sales". ACT Land Development Agency. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
  3. "Australia's Favourite Playground". Boobobutt. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  4. "Cat containment". City Services. Retrieved 29 August 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ACT Planning and Land Authority (2008). "Moncrieff Concept Plan" (PDF). ACT Parliamentary Counsel.
  6. Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.