Join the Hackett Community Association and have your say

It you want to have say in your community, influence outcomes or simply become part of a vibrant organisation then join the HCA today.

Membership of the Hackett Community Association is open to anyone who lives, works or has a business or property in Hackett.

Membership fees are $7.50 per household, $5 for an individual and $2 concession

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Folk Dance Canberra

Looking for extra social outings, a bit of exercise or just plain fun then why not join our local group Folk Dance Canberra.

Folk Dance Canberra has been established since 1991, teaching dances from around the world in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Weekly classes for beginner to advanced levels are held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Tuesday mornings. A children’s class is held on Friday afternoon.

There is also a monthly Greek night where dances are taught and danced in a social setting.

Folk dance workshops and social events are also run occasionally.


Folk Dance Canberra

Folk Dance Canberra

Details on joining can be found on their website by clicking here.

History Questionnaire

The Hackett Community Association is documenting the history of the suburb of Hackett to include in its 50 Year Book and has developed a questionnaire for members of the community to complete.  Although the questionnaire is extensive, you only need to complete those parts that are relevant to you.

The questionnaire can be downloaded from the website by clicking here.

We will be grateful for any contributions as we are keen to include in the 50 Year Book as many human interest stories from members of the community as possible to capture the spirit of residents over the years as seen through their eyes.

Completed questionnaires can be scanned and emailed to or delivered to Mr James Walker, 30 Madigan Street, Hackett.

If you have any queries please refer these to James on 6247- 0951.

Alzheimer’s Quiz Night Fundraiser 29 May 2015

Mr Steve Doszpot, MLA has been organising Alzheimer’s fundraiser quiz nights for  7 years.

The Hackett Community Association would like to have a Hackett table at the quiz night but we need more people to make up a table.

Anyone want to join us? Please call Greg Haughey on 6247-4209 or email us at

ALZHEIMERS Quiz Night Fundraiser2 - Save the Date



SEE-Change Seeking Feedback and Volunteers

SEE-Change_MaureenMaureen Regan the Inner North Convenor for SEE-Change is seeking feedback on and volunteers  for a number of initiatives as set out below:

Forming an inner North team to take turns attending the North Canberra Community Councils monthly meetings to connect, listen and contribute, and report back to SEE-Change.  She is seeking nominations from people interested in building these connections and attending 1-2 of the North Canberra Community Council meetings then reporting back to the inner north group? If 12 people were keen to do this, they would only need to go to one meeting each per year.

Reinstigating The Walking School Bus, whereby a roster of parents/adults walk all kids on an agreed route to school every day picking up other children (giving time-poor parents a helping hand). A local parent, and inner north member, wants to get this off the ground. Is anyone else interested in helping out with getting this kicked started?

Building upon a Transition Towns initiative and testing out a Sustainable Street Project. This is where you get together with your street, neighborhood or in your apartment block and just do something to make it more sustainable, like support each other in gardening, energy saving, car free days, info sharing, socialising and building social connections, etc etc!! Some of us are very keen to start a dynamic happenin’ street. A resource kit specific for Canberra would be created that builds upon the Transition Towns models and then piloted in different parts of the inner north. Is anyone interested in getting involved with creating the resource tool kit or piloting a Sustainable Street Project in your neighbourhood.

Holding half hour meetings once a month in the Inner North followed by a presentation by a speaker and a discussion. Some topics she is proposing are:

  • Social businesses, with Mark Spain.
  • What makes a great empowering leader, or one who gets others to take action? We could have a kitchen table style conversation on what it takes to be a great empowering leader. Like kitchen table conversations everybody gets to have a say and all views are respected as valid.
  • Food as medicine with amazing medicinal value of 6 foods that you can easily incorporate into your every day cooking.
  • Presentation on “is our society built on faulty ideas? is there a better way?”

Maureen would appreciate any suggestions/ideas of other activities that SEE-Change could organise/oversee. You can email Maureen at

If you would like to read more about SEE-Change click here to go to their website.



The Hackett Community Association Community Day on 21 March at the Hackett Shops was a great success.

Capital Metro (light rail project),  Folk Dance Canberra, North Canberra Community Council, North Canberra Community Council, Friends of Mount Majura, Mr Steve Doszpot MLA, Dr Andrew Leigh, MP and Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA all attended.

Here are a couple of photos taken on the day.


Mr James Walker (Chair HCA), Mr Max Stonham (local resident) and Mr Steve Doszpot MLA (Member for Molonglo)

hca table 21 march reduced

Mr James Walker (Chair HCA), Mr Max Stonham (local resident) and Dr Andrew Leigh MP (Federal Member)