Acton is a suburb of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Acton covers an area west of the CBD, bordered by Black Mountain to the west and Lake Burley Griffin in the south. The Australian National University campus covers most of the suburb, though also located in Acton is National Film and Sound Archive, a branch of the CSIRO and the National Museum of Australia. The population of Acton on census night 2001 was 1846 people, mostly students living at the Australian National University.
Acton was named in approximately 1843 by Lieutenant Arthur Jeffreys, RN, after a town in Denbighshire, Wales. The name of the area was kept as the suburb name when Canberra was built.
Most Recent Acton Development Applications
The latest public Environment and Planning Directorate – Planning notifications can also be accessed from their site. The following is an extract of the public applications selected by NCCC that principally relate to Acton or have an impact on North Canberra or its residents; the extract may not be complete and does not contain development applications that are not publicly notified.
Address: 20 Frith Road, Acton, ACT
Development Application: 200916410
Desecription: COMMERCIAL-INDUSTRIAL;ADDITIONS & ALTERATIONS;DEMOLITION- Proposed augmentation of Civic Substation including expansion of existing switchyard, modification to 132kV line termination, installation of new electrical equipment, new security fence around facility, demolition of existing security fence and part of control room building.
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(Note: Earlier Development Applications can be seen by accessing the ACTPLA website or by going to PlanningAlerts. Note ACTPLA do remove access to the development application documentation some time after the DA closes, but PlanningAlerts do retain some basic historical information.)