Retail and Hospitality in Gungahlin

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The Survey

I’ve heard from many local residents that Gungahlin lacks certain retail and dining options that would improve the amenity of our district. While Gungahlin already has some fantastic restaurants, bars and retail outlets, I know that there are particular stores and venues which people would love to see open up in Gungahlin’s shopping precincts.

In 2021, I ran a survey to find out what the community would like to see more of in Gungahlin. I wanted to know how often people were travelling to other parts of Canberra for retail and hospitality options and what could be done to keep people shopping in Gungahlin.

The results of this survey will help the ACT Government shape future commercial offerings in Gungahlin.

The Results

We had over 800 respondents provide their thoughts and feedbacks. Here are some of the key findings:

  • 34.5% of respondents travel to other parts of Canberra weekly to access retail outlets that aren’t available in Gungahlin.
  • 40% of respondents travel to other parts of Canberra weekly to access hospitality venues that aren’t available in Gungahlin.
  • 78.2% of respondents would like to see more restaurant options in Gungahlin.
  • Entertainment, clothing, electronics and technology, fresh food and homewares are the top five types of retail outlets that respondents would like to see more of in Gungahlin.

What's next?

The ACT Government will reach out to businesses identified in the survey to encourage them to expand their business to the fast growing Gungahlin region. To assist these businesses and other interested entities, the ACT Government has produced a business prospectus for Gungahlin to encourage economic development in the district.

You can check out the full survey results below.