ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0277 Wybalena Grove Papers

Scope and Content Notes

 

Call Number

HMSS 0277

Collection 

Wybalena Grove Papers

Date Range

1974-2003

Quantity

0.18m (1 manuscript box)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

unstated

Related Collections

HMSS 0218 Aranda-Cook Neighbourhood Watch
HMSS 0128 Wiltja Co-Operative Housing Society

The Cook-Aranda Housing Co-operative (CAHC) is an example of a housing project where the residents were actively involved in the planning stages of the development and also granted equal voice in the management of the community. Housing layout facilitated interaction with neighbours while ensuring privacy.

The project began in 1973 with a number of sites being proposed for community housing developments. MALA developed the first at Urambi, and CAHC the second at Wybalena Grove. There were no others.

The meeting to set up the CAHC was held on 20 August 1974, and elected an interim management committee and engaged Sydney architect Michael Dysart to prepare preliminary drawings. The first residence was occupied in February 1977, and by the end of the year Stage One was completed. Four more clusters of houses, landscaping, playgrounds and community facilities were developed over the next ten years.

This collection consists of personal gatherings of papers by several of the residents (Faye Stephens, Richard Davis, Pauline McDonough and Harold Wilkinson), and copies of relevant ACT legislation from 1975. Together, they show the development and management, and something of the lifestyle, of Wybalena Grove from 1974 to 2003.

BOX LIST 

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY

DATE RANGE

FAYE STEPHENS PAPERS

 

1974 – 1984

 

Minutes of planning meetings, correspondence particularly with MALA, financial papers, draft rules for CAHC, land release document

1 folder

1974


  • Sketch plan for Wybalena Grove by architect Michael Dysart
  • Designs for unit types A2 and A6 (January and November 1975)
  • Procedural guide for conveyancing
  • Minutes of meetings 1976 – 1977
  • Wybalena Grove Development Framework (22 November 1984)

1 folder

1975 - 1984

 

Faye Stephens. ‘The Cook-Aranda Housing Co-operative’, photocopy of thesis, no date

1 item

 

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD DAVIS PAPERS

 

 

 

  • Master plan of Wybalena Grove and floor plans of all available housing types
  • Correspondence mainly concerning construction of unit 88
  • Receipts and correspondence relating to Home Savings Grant
  • Background paper on original aims, hopes and intentions of the CAHC (23 February 1978)
  • Plant list and motion for discussion re establishment of Grounds Maintenance Committee 1997-1998

1 folder

1977 – 1998

 

  • Minutes of Management Corporation meetings 1978-1984
  • Minutes of Annual General and Special General Meetings 1978-1984
  • Correspondence mainly with Management Corporation 1978-1985
  • Articles of Management
  • Newsletters 1978-1984
  • Community facilities development plan 1984 and correspondence 1983-1984

1 folder

1978 – 1985

 

Management Corporation receipts

1 folder

1978 – 1989

 

Papers concerning the purchase of Cook-Aranda unit 88 (Wybalena Grove)

1 folder

1977 – 1978

 

 

 

 

 

RICHARD DAVIS AND PAULINE McDONOUGH PAPERS

 

 

 

  • Correspondence with Management Corporation mainly concerning grounds maintenance for Cluster B
  • Playground equipment – design brochures, Australian Standards, safety surfaces
  • Invitations to community social activities and working bees

1 folder

1988 – 2003

 

 

 

 

 

HAROLD WILKINSON PAPERS

 

 

 

  • Minutes of Board of CAHC 1979
  • Minutes of Annual General Meetings 2000-2003
  • Agenda and minutes of Special General Meetings 1979 and 2003
  • Newsletters 1978-2003
  • Correspondence
  • Wybalena Grove Information Booklets, 1980s and 1996-1997
  • CAHC master plan annotated with areas of responsibility as at 5 February 1979
  • Weekend rosters 1978-1979

1 folder

1978 – 2003

 

 

 

 

 

ACT ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

 

 

 

  • Co-operative Societies Ordinance 1939-1975
  • Co-operative Societies Regulations
  • Unit Titles Ordinance 1970-1975

3 booklets

1975