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Government Records about the Australian Capital Territory

Canberra Development Board

The Canberra Development Board was established in August 1979 to promote and advise the Territory's Minister on ways of encouraging greater private enterprise development in Canberra. The board was required to identify types of activities that should be located in Canberra, initiate discussions with potential developers and investors, and advise the Minister on the conditions necessary for particular proposals to be committed.

The board comprised three members drawn from private enterprise in Canberra and interstate, and several public servants. One of the board's first successes was Fern Hill Technology Park at Bruce, which was opened by Minister for Territories and Local Government Tom Uren on 10 October 1984. In August 1989, ACT Chief Minister Rosemary Follett announced that the board would be reconstituted to broaden its membership and provide greater opportunity for community consultation.

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Public Accounts – Submission on Canberra Community Development Authority – Belconnen retail mall NC–79/00946#1
Canberra Development Board – financial matters 80/378
Canberra Development Board – production of Canberra Capital City booklet 81/1380
Canberra Development Board – Task Force on Industrial Land 81/3595
Canberra Development Board 83/0431F/02
Canberra Development Board – Small Business Council (Cwlth), 1986–89 11/127
Canberra Development Board – Small Business Council (Cwlth), 1986–89 11/135
Canberra Development Board – Executive Advisory Committee on Commercial Development NC–87/01840
Vacant industrial land Canberra Development Board register NC–82/00711
Canberra Development Board NC–79/01047#7
Tourist Bureau – new Canberra Development Board 87/3814
National Archives
Canberra Development Board correspondence, 1979–80 A5783, 37
Committee of Inquiry into the Australian Financial System, Canberra Development Board, 1980 A5480, SU319
Gordon Scholes – Canberra Development Board, 1985–86 M2733, O11


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Changes in the wind, 1972–89