10,000th nomination received on reasons to ‘Like Canberra’

10,000th nomination received on reasons to ‘Like Canberra’

Posted 3 December 2012 9:00am

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher today revealed that the Like Canberra community engagement campaign received its 10,000th nomination yesterday - coinciding with the start of the 100-day countdown to the national capital’s big birthday.

“Since the Like Canberra campaign launched in October Canberrans have nominated a huge range of reasons why they like their city,” the Chief Minister said.

“There are already some strong themes, including the beautiful open spaces and nature reserves in every suburb and the ability to be in the city one minute and the country the next,” the Chief Minister said.   

The Like Canberra local engagement campaign is being run over three stages, with the nomination period ending on December 31.

On January 14 the voting phase will begin, which will allow the people of Canberra to cast their vote to decide on the Top 100 things to like about Canberra. Canberra’s Top 100 list will be announced close to the Centenary birthday on March 12.

Like Canberra t-shirts are also now on sale at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre for $15 with $1 from the sale of each shirt being donated to the Centenary of Canberra Dollars for Dili project.

Dollars for Dili is helping to fund construction of sanitation and health (toilet) blocks in nominated Dili schools and an activity centre for Timor Leste Scouting.

"With only 100 days to go before the Centenery of Canberra I want to encourage everyone to get behind the Like Canberra Campaign and spread the word about what a great place Canberra is," the Chief Minister concluded.

Get involved and share the top five reasons why you like Canberra by visiting www.likecanberra.com.au/.