May 17 the National Council of Women call a meeting for any concerned parties to discuss the welfare of ageing Canberrans, who form a committee dedicated to action on the matter. By July they have named themselves the Goodwin Centre Development Association, after Lt-Col. J. T. H. Goodwin.

October 28 the Goodwin Centre Development Association meet, having prepared a submission to the government to request land and funding to build their proposed housing.
The association announces to the public that it is ready to begin accepting donations.