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Benambra nominated for the 2016 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards

Sally entered Benambra in the 2016 ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Awards. Although we did not win or get a mention, we thought it was worth posting our entry on the website. Benambra nomination Benambra Intentional Community* is a community of 11 homes … Continue reading

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Happy 30th Birthday Jackson & Happy 10th Year JACKmail

On Saturday 30th April 2016 we had a Big Birthday Bushdancing Bash for Jackson’s birthday and for JACKmail’s 10th anniversary year. The photos show what a wonderful time was had by all.    

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Benambra Intentional Community Launches their Little Library

Monday 4th April saw the launch of the Little Library at Benambra by Ms Gai Brodtmann MP. Written on the library is “Take a book. Leave a book.” But of course you may take a book even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Benambra Intentional Community Relationship Building Conference

For the 2nd consecutive year Karen and Sally with Jack Herring organised the week-end away at Murramurang Beach Resort. This is a conference where community members engage in community and relationship building, where we all get to know each other … Continue reading

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Sally’s article for the Belconnen Community Service newsletter

Here is an article Sally wrote for the Belconnen Community Service newsletter. Benambra Intentional Community: seeking intentional community members Benambra Intentional Community, a Housing ACT development, has just celebrated its 2nd anniversary on 14th June 2015. We celebrated with music, … Continue reading

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Sally awarded an Order of Australia Medal

On Australia day 2015, Sally Richards received an Order of Australia Medal “for her work as an innovator, activist and advocate for people with a disability since 2004”. Her award was written up in the Canberra Times, published the same … Continue reading

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Benambra Intentional Community Relationship Building Weekend

On Friday 17th April 33 people made their way to Murramurang Beachside Holiday Park at South Durras Beach. They were intentional community residents and people who support the community in a variety of ways plus their families. It was a … Continue reading

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Benambra One Year On features on ABC Canberra’s “7:30” program

A year after Benambra opened, ABC Canberra visited us to see how we were all going. As they found out: the community is going fantastically! Here is the full report, which originally aired on 25 July 2014. The reporter was Adrienne … Continue reading

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Article about Benambra in the ACTCOSS newsletter!

As part of our campaign to promote and protect Benambra, Sally wrote an article for the ACT Council of Social Services (ACTCOSS) newsletter, which you can read below. Benambra: An Intentional Community Co-Designed by the Getting a Life Family Governed … Continue reading

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Housing ACT Newletter about Benambra

As part of our campaign to promote and protect Benambra, Sally wrote an article for the Housing ACT Newsletter. You can read the article below, or click here to download the newsletter PDF. Benambra Intentional Community Imagine this: live music … Continue reading

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